Event parking and shuttle service will be at Spooner State Park. There will be no race parking within the Tunnel Creek Cafe or Flume Trail Bikes parking lots. The new parking lots along Hwy. 28 in Incline Village near the start and next to the cafe are now open and are not metered at this time. Word has it NDOT doesn’t plan on activating the meters until the Spring of 2020. There is no longer any parking allowed on the shoulder of the southbound lane of Hwy. 28 but they have been allowing parking along the shoulder of the northbound lane of 28.  Friends and family that plan to drop you off at the start must not park in the Cafe’s own parking lot. Everyone who purchased a morning event shuttle pass will park at Spooner State Park and be shuttled to the start next to the Cafe. Everyone else can park in the new lots at the start and catch a Flume Trail Bike Shuttle($15) back after the run.

  • Participants who purchase an event morning shuttle pass will have their $10 entry fee into Spooner State Park included with their shuttle purchase to expedite the parking process. Those planning on getting picked up at the finish at Spooner will still have to pay an entry fee.
  • No parking allowed within Tunnel Creek Cafe or Flume Trail Bikes parking. 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.
  • Post race shuttle service provided by Flume Trail Bikes for $15. This shuttle will take runners from the finish back to the start.

Bus Shuttle:

Morning event shuttle bus passes can be purchased online for $15. Passes must be purchased before September 20th to assure a seat. Participants who plan on being dropped off at the start and picked up at the finish will still be required to pay the $10 entry fee into the park. Shuttle passes must be purchased in order to use the shuttle.

UPDATE 9/21/19: There is only one seat left on the morning shuttle from Spooner to the start. Please contact the RD if you are interested in purchasing.

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 in the new parking areas along Hwy. 28 in Incline.

Drop Bags:

There will be a drop bag location in the morning for those wishing to have clothing and other items transported to the finish line at Spooner State Park. Please keep these to a reasonable size and weight. All drop bags should be clearly marked with the runners name and bib#.

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 chicken, asada or veggie burrito or taco’s from King of Kings food truck services.


Awards by local trio Wick Design, Tangerine Design & Web, and Foster Machining will be provided for the 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! Food from a local food truck favorite will also be provided.
Age Categories: M&F <13, 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 this 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.