Race Day isn’t until August 24th, but our Castle Peak 100k Team is already meeting and planning for next year’s race. With the addition of our Sugar Bowl Finish Line, and now a 2020 Western States Qualifier, our Management Team is expecting 2019 to be our biggest year yet! We are also excited to announce some new friends and sponsors who will joining us next year including Hibear Outdoors and Kogalla Adventure Lights, both of which will be raffling off some of their gear for registered runners.
The Castle Peak 100k is arguably one of the most difficult trail races in the country. Masked by its spectacular beauty, this is a true mountain race unlike any other on the ultra-running circuit. This spectacular destination race takes place just outside Lake Tahoe, in the historic town of Truckee, California. A rare point-to-point course offering dramatic scenery, with big mountain climbs, and the notorious Palisades section, a 1.25-mile rock scramble testing the grit of those who are truly “unafraid”.
Registration for the 2019 Castle Peak 100k opens at 6am on December 1st on Ultrasignup, and is expected to sellout quickly.
The race is produced by an all-volunteer team of Donner Party Mountain Runners, a grass-roots 501(c)(3) non-profit. Racers can expect genuine support at aid stations every 4-7 miles along the course.
New registration requirements
In light of the high DNF rate on this very challenging 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, 2018 and prior to registration for the 2019 Castle Peak 100k.
NEW training race and FREE Palisades preview
We are excited to announce a partnership with the Lost & Found 30k & 5k put on by our good friends over at Epic Endurance Events. The Lost & Found 30k & 5k will provide Castle Peak participants a solid training race previewing sections of our course a month out from race day. Please visit e3running.com for more information and when registration will open.
In addition to the Lost & Found 30k & 5k, we will offer a Palisades Preview Run. If you are unfamiliar with the Palisades section of the course, it is highly recommended Castle Peak 100k participants attend this hosted event. Please stay tuned for dates and additional information regarding this preview run. An RSVP will be required as a date draws near and is solidified.
Current club members of the Donner Party Mountain Runners enjoy at 15% discount on Castle Peak 100k race registration. Sign up or renew your DPMR membership and get discount codes: click here