Congratulations to all who braved the Castle Peak 100k start line last weekend, especially winners Ryan Weibel (43, South Lake Tahoe, CA) who completed the course in 11:15:38 and Suzanna Bon (52, Sonoma, CA) with a time of 14:01:13. Complete results are now updated on UltraSignup, with 114 starts and 72 finishes within the 20-hour time limit.
Race Photos & Free Download
Official 2016 Castle Peak 100k photos by Scott Rokis Photography are at this link:
We are delighted to provide each runner with one free image for download. After searching your bib number and selecting your image; you may choose -> Buy -> Downloads -> Free Race Photo -> Add to Cart.
The tentative date for the next year’s Castle Peak 100k is Saturday, August 26, 2017. In light of the high DNF rate on this demanding course, we have increased the qualification standards, now requiring all registrants to complete a trail race of at least 50 miles and 7,000′ of climbing. The qualifying race must be run after January 1, 2016 and prior to registration for the 2017 Castle Peak 100k.
Also, a small public service announcement based on our real-life experience: please take a moment to update your default UltraSignup Emergency Contact. It should not be someone you ever race with, nor yourself, nor your pet… you get the idea.
Thank You Volunteers
So many volunteers make the Castle Peak 100k possible, that it’s difficult to name just a few when all do so much. Regardless, we just have to call out those who led the charge:
Sean Flanagan ~ Aid Station Director
Lesley Dellamonica ~ Volunteer Coordinator
Diane Frederic ~ Graphic Designer / Swag Queen
Alex Humenetskyj ~ Course Marking
Carol Lindsay ~ Medical Coordinator
Javier Castellar ~ CTO / Runner Tracking
Jackie Reifers ~ Registration / Goodies Bags
Chaz Sheya & Abbey Drake ~ UltraLounge / Chefs
As well as all the aid station captains:
Tessa Waldron & Brandon Dey~ The Animal
Sharon Fong ~ Moondance
Diane Frederic ~ Andromeda
Mike Kreaden / Steven’s Creek Striders ~ Johnson Canyon
Deirdre Greenholz ~ Summit Lake
Naomi Plasterer & Gretchen Brugman ~ Devil’s Oven
George Ruiz / Tahoe Mountain Milers ~ Castle Pass
Todd Frietas / Tahoe Donner 4Wheelers ~ Hole in the Ground
Sian Turner & Kim Larson / Bike Like a Girl ~ Van Norden
Bill Hunter ~ Crow’s Nest
JP Prince ~ Palisades Safety
Greg Walker ~ Mt. Lincoln Safety
Rebecca Byerly & Aparna Choudhary / Women of the Mountain ~ Mt. Lincoln
Michelle Edmonson & Kaycee Green / Silver State Striders ~ Cold Stream
Thank You Land Partners
Our generous land partners make the incomparable Castle Peak 100k a journey accessible to each who faces the brunt of fate. Please support them any way you can.
- U.S. Forest Service
- California State Parks
- Truckee Donner Land Trust
- Tahoe Donner Association
- Sugar Bowl Resort
- Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski
- Coldstream Adventures
Thank You Sponsors
The 2016 Castle Peak 100k was presented by Salomon with additional support from the Truckee Chamber of Commerce. On-course nutrition was provided by GU Energy Labs and Tailwind Nutrition. Thanks also to our generous partner hotel Truckee Donner Lodge, Victory Sportsdesign and Tahoe Mountain Sports.
We hope you had a great experience and want to keep improving! Runners: look for a survey in your inbox and we hope you’ll share your suggestions for the future.
Donner Party Mountain Runners
The Castle Peak 100k is a production of the Donner Party Mountain Runners. We are a grass-roots 501(c)(3) non-profit running club and member of the RRCA. We exist to inform and inspire mountain runners in Truckee-Tahoe. Look for a 10k snowshoe race and more winter activities just around the corner. Show your support by becoming a member today ~ click here!