Results are in for the 35th annual Tioga Pass RunSeptember 18th, 2015 by Jessica, Office Director
Last Sunday, September 13, 102 runners and walkers made their way up 12.4 miles of the grueling and scenic Tioga Pass, during the 35th 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.
Patrick Parsel of South Lake Tahoe won overall with the time of 1:29:43, close to ten minutes faster than the fastest time last year. Jessica Francois, Lee Vining local and former Mono Lake Committee staff member, was the first female finisher, beating her time from last year with 1:50:39. There were also eleven participants who were awarded “Graniteman” or “Granitewoman” designations after completing a swim across June Lake, the High Sierra Fall Century bike race, and the Tioga Pass Run over three consecutive days. 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 35th annual Tioga Pass Run was a big success in large part to all of the volunteers, sponsors, the businesses who donated raffle prizes, the emergency responders and law enforcement officers who were on call, and especially race director Alana Levin—without their generosity this race could not have been accomplished. Thank you!