Tioga Pass Run

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September 12, 2021 @ 6:00 am 12:00 pm

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.

An important message about this year’s event

For 2021, the Tioga Pass Run will be a simple, old-school-style race in order to maximize health safety for all the runners, walkers, volunteers, and organizers. Participants will receive a bib, a T-shirt, snacks at the finish, and a ride back to the starting line, but we’ll forego the medals, the awards ceremony, and the luncheon.

Please arrive fully vaccinated or wearing a mask; if you opt to take our shuttle, everyone must wear a mask while in the vehicle, regardless of vaccination status.

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Photo by Bartshe Miller.

About the run

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. An ADA compliant portable toilet will be available at aid station 2 at the 6 mile mark. 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.

Previous race results

2021 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
2011 | 2010


Date: September 12, 2021

Registration: Registration is now open.

Questions? Please email Race Coordinator Alana Gilmore or Office Manager Claire Landowski.

In memory of 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.