Race or choose your pace

Courtesy Big Blue Adventures

The third annual Great Trail Race is an epic point-to-point route between Truckee and Tahoe City that participants can either ride or run on Oct. 7. Choose one of two course options, Elite or Classic. The Classic Course features a route through the Tahoe National Forest on fire roads and trails; the distance is 18 miles. The Elite Course features technical segments on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Tevis Trail and Sawtooth Trail; the distance is 22 miles with 3,000 feet of ascent. Both courses start in Truckee and finish at the Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area in Tahoe City.

Dig deep to beat your age-group rivals — or set your own pace and enjoy a beautiful Tahoe mountain bike ride or trail run through the Sierra forest. Proceeds benefit Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue. | Register greattrailrace.com