The 2013 Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run, Photo & Video Journal

Here are photos and a few videos from the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs. They are mainly of the 100 mile runners that went in and out of the Tunnel Creek, Diamond Peak and Spooner Lake Aid Station. I focused on these areas because I was crewing for Harry, Julian & Elizabeth and was enjoying the focus of the aid stations. Congratulations once again to all of the runners! This was an epic course, especially if your coming from the East Coast. A big thank you to all of the volunteers, crew mates, organizers and race director for making this race a truly enjoyable experience for all of the runners, despite the challenges each faced.

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Julian added a little more distance to the course by going up and over Diamond Peak at around mile 33 instead of after the intense climb, making his way immediately over to Tunnel Creek AS. He also recorded 17,800 feet of elevation gain and used an external battery to keep is Garmin 910xt going the whole race.

Photo from Secret Harbor on the west side of Lake Tahoe, very near to the course.

Nothing like starting the run off with a meeting at the Nevada State Senate... 

Awaiting the start, 4:40am. 20 minutes till "on your mark"

Just one of the great volunteers in costume at Tunnel Creek Aid Station, greeting every runner that came in!

With temps feeling like 100º + , runners were greeted with a hose down if they liked as they left Diamond Peak Aid Station, mile 30.3

Elizabeth leaving Diamond Peak Aid Station, mile 30.3. Next AS is 5 miles with a bit of climbing to Tunnel Creek

9pm at Tunnel Creek, mile 61.2 and 67.5 for most. Some have gone through at mile 85.5 already and are on their way to Spooner Lake to wrap up one hell of a run! I spent a lot of time here crewing & helping out. It was a 4 mile climb up to this aid station from Lake Tahoe. The volunteers were amazingly helpful to each and every runner that came through. This was an extremely busy aid station with 100 mile runners coming through 6 times.

Runners making their way around Spooner Lake for the 2nd time after a long 7 mile descent. The Finish is just around the corner!

Video of MPF Campmor Athlete Harry Hamilton finishing the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance run! Time of 25:21, 17th place overall!

Video of MPF Campmor Athlete Julian Vicente's TRT 100 Mile Finish!

Julian's feet after many miles traveled on some great trails...

Here is some video from the Spooner Lake, Tunnel Creek and Diamond Peak aid stations during the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 Mile Endurance Run. I spent most of my time crewing and helping out at these aid stations. Tunnel Creek was the one I spent the most time at; probably around 8+ hours. It was a nice 4.5 mile climb up from Rt 28, going from 6,400 ft. to just shy of 8,000 feet where the aid station was located. The last time I hiked out was around 11pm and was able to use the moon as my headlamp.

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