All race parking will be at Spooner State Park. There will be no race parking at the Tunnel Creek Cafe or Flume Trail Bikes. Currently there is parking allowed along Hwy. 28 adjacent to the Cafe but this will change once they open the new parking area located there. The new parking area is expected to open sometime this July. Once open there will no longer be parking allowed along the shoulder of Hwy. 28. Beware that there is a plan to meter these new spaces. Friends and family that plan to drop you off at the start at the Cafe must not park in the Cafe lot. Everyone who purchased a shuttle pass will park at Spooner State Park and be shuttled to the start behind the Cafe.

  • No post race shuttle, only a pre-race shuttle.
  • $10 entry fee into Spooner State Park is included with race registration to expedite parking.
  • No parking allowed at Tunnel Creek Cafe. Parking in front of the Cafe is for customers only. Having a good working relationship with the Cafe and Flume Trail Bikes provides for great access to the trailhead. Please do not jeopardize this partnership. Thank you for your cooperation.

Bus Shuttle:

Shuttle passes can be purchased for an additional $15. All participants must park at the start located at Spooner State Park and then take the pre-race shuttle to the start or make other arrangements to be dropped off/picked up. Shuttle passes must be purchased in order to use the shuttle.

You are welcome to have someone drop you off at Tunnel Creek Cafe as long as you don’t utilize their parking lot. Please park along the shoulder of the southbound lane of Hwy. 28 in Incline.

Aid Stations:

There will be 2 aid stations out on the course. The Marlette Dam Aid Station is at approximately mile 8 from the start and Tunnel Creek Aid Station is located 3.3 miles from the start. Both aid stations will be stocked with water and an array of snack type food for refueling. This is a no cups event, meaning that there will be no cups at aid stations, so every runner must carry their own water bottle.

Finish Area:

The finish area is a welcome sight (and site)! We have tents, tables, snacks, Porta Potties and local brew for your relaxation and enjoyment. This years entry fee will also include a meal from a local food truck favorite.


Awards by local artist, Wick Design, will be provided for top 3 Male and Female finishers.
Age division winners will also receive a special award.
All finishers will receive a complimentary race photo from Scott Rokis Photography taken out on the Flume Trail Course as well as a free local brew!
Age Categories: M&F 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Cut Offs:

There are no official cut off times. However, the Flume Trail itself will be reopen to all traffic beginning at 11AM. We recommend that you be at the Marlette Dam, approximately mile 8,  by this time. If you are unable to make it to that mark by that time just beware that you will be joined by other trail users as you head towards Marlette Lake . There will be no early start time for participants year.

Ascent Runs has partnered with the Tahoe Mountain Milers in offering runners the Tahoe Two Day Trail Marathon! Runners who complete the Tahoe Flume Trail Fall Classic Half Marathon on Saturday October 5 & the Kokanee Trail Half Marathon on Sunday October 6 will receive a special completion award. So come and join us for a weekend of great trail running at Lake Tahoe! More info about Kokanee can be found at www.tahoemtnmilers.org.