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Results are in for the 36th annual Tioga Pass Run

September 16th, 2016 by Mono Lake Committee Staff
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This post was written by Grace Aleman, 2015 Information Center & Bookstore Assistant and 2016 Mono Lake Intern.

Last Sunday, September 11, 105 runners and 32 walkers made their way up the steep Tioga Pass, making this the largest Tioga Pass Run in the event’s 36-year history. The athletes started in front of the Mono Lake Committee in Lee Vining and finished at the entrance to Yosemite National Park, 12.4 miles and 3,165 feet of elevation later.

Athletes head up Tioga Pass last Sunday. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Athletes head up Tioga Pass last Sunday. Photo by Erv Nichols.

The first to cross the finish line for the second year in a row was Patrick Parsel of South Lake Tahoe with the time 1:27:18, two minutes faster than his time last year. For the third year in a row Jessica Francois, Lee Vining local and former Mono Lake Committee staff member, was the first female finisher with the time 1:44:19, six minutes faster than last year. This year there were also 28 participants who were awarded the “Graniteman” or “Granitewoman” title, after completing a swim across June Lake, the High Sierra Fall Century Bike Race, and the Tioga Pass Run in three consecutive days. See the complete list of results here.

Congratulations to all the runners and walkers who participated in the Tioga Pass Run! The 36th annual Tioga Pass Run was a huge 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 the race director Alana Levin—without their generosity this race could not have been accomplished. Thank you! See you all next year!

Runners line up in Lee Vining at the start of the Tioga Pass Run. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Runners line up in Lee Vining at the start of the Tioga Pass Run. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Race director Alana Levin gets ready to count down the start of the Tioga Pass Run. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Race director Alana Levin gets ready to count down the start of the Tioga Pass Run. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Runners ascend the windy road toward Tioga Pass. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Runners ascend the windy road toward Tioga Pass. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Just over 100 athletes finished the race---some smiling, some grimacing after the grueling 12.4 miles and 3,XXX feet of elevation gain. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Just over 100 athletes finished the race—some smiling, some grimacing after the grueling 12.4 miles and 3,165 feet of elevation gain. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Jessica Francois of Lee Vining, the first-place women's finisher. Congratulations Jessica! Photo by Erv Nichols.

Jessica Francois of Lee Vining, the first-place women’s finisher. Congratulations Jessica! Photo by Erv Nichols.

We hope to see you next year for the 37th annual Tioga Pass Run on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Photo by Erv Nichols.

We hope to see you next year for the 37th annual Tioga Pass Run on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Photo by Erv Nichols.

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3 Responses to “Results are in for the 36th annual Tioga Pass Run”

  1. avatar Elina Says:

    Congratulations to Jess! Oh how I miss being a part of the Tioga Pass Run. Great job MLC!

  2. avatar Richard Farrell Says:

    What is the date for next years race? Thank you!

  3. avatar Elin, Communications Coordinator Says:

    Hi Richard, next year’s Tioga Pass Run is Sunday, September 10, 2017.