Northstar Mountain Run


Northstar Mountain Run – Sunday August 10th, 2014

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Race Details


Welcome to the Northstar Mountain Run.  Join us for this classic 10.6K run starting at the Village At Northstar and finishing at the top of the Tahoe Zephyr Express.

The course ascends single track and double track, offering scenic views of Lake Tahoe, wildflowers and the Sierra.

While taking in the views, racers will be challenged with gradual climbs until they reach near the top of Mt. Pluto and then contour across to the top of the Tahoe Zephyr Express.  The run starts at 6,350′, tops out at 8383′ and ends at 7894′.

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Course Map

Course Description
Starting in the Village At Northstar the course winds it way along the cobbled streets and then heads up the Village Run from the base of the Big Springs Express Gondola. It then turn right on 6% heading just below the water towers. Next is a left turn onto Easy Rider, connecting back to Village Run. Then the course connects onto Kickback just below the split rail fence at the base of the Vista lift. A short connection on fire-road then leads to the Sawmill Lake Hiking Trail. This trail then leads to Tryumph (fire road) where it turns right. From here the course stays on Tryumph then turns left onto Snake just at the base of the Rendezvoux lift. Snake then leads up to the top of the Vista Lift. Here the course leads onto the Tahoe Trail. The course follows the Tahoe Trail to East Ridge where it turns left and then continues near the top of Mt. Pluto and then contours to the Tahoe Zephyr Express and the finish.

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Event Schedule

Sunday Aug. 10th Northstar Mountain Run  
8:00-9:00AM Check-in & Registration Village at Northstar
9:10 AM Race Briefing Village at Northstar
9:30 AM Race Start Village at Northstar
10:55 AM First finisher expected Top Tahoe Zephyr
11:30 AM Awards Top Tahoe Zephyr


Northstar Mountain Run Fees
By 7/31 By 8/8
Adult $41.00 $46.00
Youth $26.00 $31.00
Senior $26.00 $31.00


The above prices do not include the online processing fees.

Youth = 18 years and under as of 12/31 of the race year

Senior = 62 years and older as of 12/31 of the race year


How to Register: 

Online Registration

  • By CREDIT CARD available through MIDNIGHT on August 9th

On-Site Registration/Packet Pick Up

  • On Race Day. See venue map for directions.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations recieved via email or phone 15 days or more piror to the event date, will receive a credit in the amount of the orginal registration fee, minus a 15% adminstration fee per person/per race.  The race credit is good for one year towards any Big Blue Adventure events.
  • Race Registration may b transferred to another Big Blue Adventure event with 15 days notice and are subject to a 15% admin fee.
  • Contact us: or by Phone (530) 546-1019


We value you as our customer and strive to provide you with a good value for your dollar.

We want you to have the best experience that you can.  For your race fee we provide you with:

  • Great racing venues
  • Challenging and fun courses
  • Post event festivities; music, food & beverages
    • Recovery food such as fruit and bagels
  • Prize raffle: enter the event and you can win big!
  • Medical staff
  • SWAG from the Big Blue Adventure and/or our great sponsors



  • Age Group/Gender, 5-year (14-19, 20-24, etc.) based on age as of 12/31 in the race year

Raffle Prizes

  • We’re fortunate to have a great line up of sponsors who provide us with product to distribute to all of you, we always have a great raffle!  If you race you have an equal chance to win a prize from the Raffle.
    • Salomom
    • Suunto
    • Big Blue Adventure
    • Northstar



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