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A one-mile, gravity fed, fun event for all ages & abilities

The run follows the Truckee parade route from US Bank to the Train Depot along Donner Pass Road. Runners are cheered by thousands of parade spectators! Be sure to arrive early as parking is limited.  Big Horn Racing will be timing the event and all participants will be chip timed. The results will be posted at the link below and will be live during the race.


Register Online

Register at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Truckee from July 1st– July 3rd  10am to 4:00 pm. Tahoe Mt. Sports will have kiosks in the store, there is no paper registration for this race, so don’t hesitate to register from home and just head to the store to pick up your bib. Starting June 30th all online registrants can pick up their bibs at Tahoe Mt. Sports.

Day of registration is from 8:00 am to 9:15 am at the parking lot across from US Bank (10995 Donner Pass Rd). Bib pick up will be available on the 4th from 8:00 am-9:30am at registration.

Don’t want to race? Volunteer instead!  Signup here.

Wave Options

Elite Wave Start 9:45am: This is for any serious runners. Anyone can self select into this wavFirefracker mileFfA, however, there are no strollers allowed in this wave.

Fun Wave: Any families, young kids, strollers, people that want a few more minutes at the start line should choose this wave. They will leave 2 minutes after the elite runner wave.

Participants can choose their own wave!


July 4
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Train Depot
10065 Donner Pass Rd
Truckee, CA 96161 United States
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It was a wet afternoon at the inaugural Running of the Elves tonight in Elk Grove, but that didn’t dampen these runners spirits. Love to see the smiles. 😊 👍 Race Results: bit.ly/38h3HK6 #runningoftheelves @CityofElkGrove @district56eg pic.twitter.com/FDOkSFUSJZ

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