There’s still time to register for the Tioga Pass Run….August 28th, 2014 by Lily, Information Center & Bookstore Manager
Calling all runners and walkers! It’s not too late to register for the 34th annual Tioga Pass Run, taking place on Sunday, September 7.
Come join our outdoor-loving community of runners and walkers by participating in this year’s run. The Tioga Pass Run is the longest continuously-occurring race in the Eastern Sierra—every year since 1980—and is hosted by the Mono Lake Committee. Participants will gain 3,200 feet of elevation over a 12.4-mile-long course along the shoulder of one of the most scenic highways in the country. The run starts in Lee Vining at an elevation of 6,781 feet above sea level and finishes at the Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite National Park at an elevation of 9,945 feet.
During the run there will be aid stations at miles 3, 6, 9, and at the finish. Car shuttles will be available to transport gear bags to the finish line and to provide participants with transportation back to Lee Vining afterwards. A picnic, raffle, and award ceremony will be held at the Tioga Gas Mart after all runners have completed the race. All athletes get a voucher for free fish or veggie tacos at the Tioga Gas Mart’s famous Whoa Nellie Deli.
But the best part is … proceeds from the run benefit the Mono Lake Committee! Not a member of the Mono Lake Committee yet? Be sure to select “yes” when asked if you would like to become a member, and we will add a free one-year membership to your registration (this offer applies only to those who are not already members of the Mono Lake Committee).
We hope to see you at this September’s 34th annual Tioga Pass Run. Feel free to call the Mono Lake Committee at (760) 647-6595 with any questions. Remember: there’s only one hill!