The Big Chief 50K trail race is loop course on a mix of scenic single track and fire road the Tahoe National Forest. You will run through mighty forests, take in specular views and conquer rocky summits on your journey. The course is run between 6000 - 8000 feet of elevation and you will gain approximately 3000 feet during the run. The race starts and finishes in the village of Northstar resort in Truckee, CA. 

Upcoming Races

Jul 18 2021
50 KM
3,000 3,000 ft.
Single Loop Course
7 Aid Stations
8 :00 Cutoff
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


50 KM View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
09/13/20 Race Cancelled
07/14/19 80 3:46:59 5:21:07
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.

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