34th annual Tioga Pass Run: The results are in!September 9th, 2014 by Lily, Information Center & Bookstore Manager
Last Sunday, September 7, 113 runners and walkers made their way up 12.4 miles of the grueling and scenic Tioga Pass, during the 34th annual Tioga Pass Run. They started in front of the Mono Lake Committee in Lee Vining and finished at the entrance to Yosemite National Park, gaining 3,165 feet in elevation along the way.
Reaching the finish line first was Dan Yarborough with the time of 1:39:34. Not far behind was the first-place woman, Jessica Francois (former Mono Lake Committee staff member!), with a time of 1:55:01. There were also ten participants who were awarded with the title of “Graniteman” or “Granitewoman” after completing a swim across June Lake, the High Sierra Fall Century bike race, and the Tioga Pass Run. A longtime veteran of the race, Bill Dickey, was also there participating in his 31st Tioga Pass Run. See the complete list of results here.
All of the runners and walkers did a wonderful job, and were rewarded with a generously donated lunch at the Whoa Nellie Deli. The 34th annual Tioga Pass Run was a big success in large part to all of the volunteers, sponsors, the businesses who donated raffle prizes, and the emergency responders and law enforcement officers who were on call—without their generosity this race could not have been accomplished. Thank you!