A few quick notes for those of you considering the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs on your calendar:
Registration for the event, which includes distances of 50K, 50M, and 100M, opened on January 1st. The event has a registration limit of 400 total participants, regardless of distance. According to race director Dave Cotter, there were already 150 entrants registered as of noon on January 2nd. At that rate...well, they could fill by tomorrow. The rate of entries will likely taper off, but who knows. Dave estimated race entries may fill by the end of the month, but I'd bet sooner.
So this is my shout out to everyone who has mentioned to me that they are thinking about this race. Sign up now!
Also of interest is the fact that the course will be slightly re-routed this year due to permit problems for the Mt. Rose aid station. I find this to be a little disappointing simply because I love this race so much. I have trouble with change sometimes. But, perhaps the new section will prove to be even better.
It's not a certainty yet, but they're hoping to use the Diamond Peak Lodge as an aid station instead. This would likely mean losing the 8 miles or so between the current Diamond Peak aid station and Mt. Rose, and substituting a re-route that would certainly add to the overall elevation gain and loss. So, while I'm certain that the new section of the course will be well chosen, it will also add to the challenge of the event.
In any case, head to the event website here for more information, or directly to registration here. If you're wondering how I'm so well informed, well, like many modern miracles, I have only Facebook to thank. You can join their FB group here.
As for me? Well, I think, for several logistical reasons, that I've decided I'm going to publish this blog post, and then go sign up for the 100 mile distance at TRT.
See you on the trail!