Tioga Pass Run
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Tioga Pass Run
12.4 miles—only one hill!

Join the camaraderie of the Tioga Pass Run: 3,200 feet of elevation gain over a 12.4-mile-long course along the shoulder of one of the most scenic highways in the country. Proceeds from the run benefit the Mono Lake Committee.

The 2019 Tioga Pass Run will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Registration is now open, and the race fills up with 150 entrants. Register by August 1 to get a T-shirt.

2013 Tioga Pass Run

Sign up before June to get the lowest price of $40 per person. June 1–July 31 the price is $50. August 1–September 6 the price is $60, and September 6 is the last day to sign up online. Same-day registration is available from 6:30 to 7;30am and costs $60.

Start times are 7:00am for walkers and 8:00am for runners. Top male and female runners are awarded after the run, and there is a prize raffle for all racers.

2013 Tioga Pass Run
Runners take off in front of the Mono Lake Committee in Lee Vining.

Located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Tioga Pass is the eastern gateway to Yosemite National Park. The start line is in the town of Lee Vining at an elevation of 6,781 feet above sea level and the finish line is at the top of Tioga Pass at 9,945 feet.

This run allows you to truly enjoy the beauty of the Eastern Sierra from Mono Lake to Tioga Pass. Proceeds from the Run benefit the Mono Lake Committee.

Be prepared for any weather, from warm late summer temperatures to early winter snow flurries. Weather conditions can vary greatly from the start to finish line. There will be aid stations at miles 3, 6, 9, and the finish. Car shuttles will be available to transport gear bags to the finish line during the Run and to provide participants with transportation back to Lee Vining after the Run.

Questions about the run? Contact Alana Gillmore at (760) 717-0176.



Tioga Pass Run

The 2018 Tioga Pass Run was held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 and was a great success. Nearly 150 participants turned out for the 38th annual run!

2018 race results
2018 recap

Thank you to the sponsors for donating gear and prizes; to our volunteers for staffing aid stations and shuttling racers; and the Whoa Nellie Deli for hosting the post-race celebratory lunch.

Race results:
2017 2016 2015
2014 2013 2012
2011 2010


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Ferdinand Castillo

The Tioga Pass Run is dedicated to the memory of Ferdinand Castillo, who is part of the history of the Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite National Park. He cheered on the Tioga Pass Run finishers for the first 13 years of the run, and is with us in our memories, reminding us to tread carefully on the delicate alpine environment of Tioga Pass.