The race is limited to only 700 racers  – so register early!

Cost & Deadlines

The cost of the race is $80 through March 3rd ($30 if under 18); and $120 if registering on race weekend ($60 if under 18). All race fees are non-refundable. Your entry fee buys you refreshments and hot lunch plus live music and dancing at the finish!

Donations above and beyond these amounts to the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team are always appreciated (all donations above and beyond race fees are tax-deductible; non-profit tax ID #94-2737988).

While you can register the day of the race, it’s highly recommended that you register in advance. On the Friday (12:00 PM – 5:00 PM) and Saturday (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) before the race, and Sunday (race day) up until 8:30 AM, you can pick up your pre-race package at the Tahoe Cross Country ski area.

Wave Starts

The start field is divided into wave starts. Wave 1 starts at 9:00AM sharp and the subsequent waves start at 3 minute intervals after that.



If a skier does not reach Soup Station 1 (Km 12.2) by 11:30 they will be asked to turn around and return to the start. Soup Station 1 will remain open until 12:15, at which time it will be dismantled. Nordic Ski Patrol will sweep the course in both directions from Soup Station 1 starting at 12:15.

Categories & Prizes

TGSR is considered a skate race, and the categories are broken down by gender (M/F) and age (10 year increments).
Awards for the top 3 finishers in each age category will be awarded medals at the 12:30 awards ceremony.
Age groups are 9 and under, 10-11, 12-13,14-15,16-17,18-19, 20-29 and up by tens.


A band will play from noon to 4:00 PM with prizes awarded to top finishers in all age categories at approximately 1:30 PM. This means for one low price you will receive a T-Shirt, an Apres ski party, and an excellent warm meal with musical entertainment!