Race registration will open here at midnight tonight!
Race format will be very similar to last year. We are keeping the same gear requirements, aid stations and drop bags for this year. Race rules are also the same. Please review this information prior to registering. You will not be allowed to start the race if you do not have the required gear.
We appreciated all of the feedback we received on last year’s event via the survey as well as emails from many of you. We hope that this year will be as enjoyable and challenging for all racers.
Note: We have not added a requirement to carry a tracking device but we reserve the right to mandate it by the time the race rolls around (at no extra cost to you).
Race will be held on January 6-8, 2017
Race format will be similar to 2016:
- 160-mile will start/finish in Rice Lake, turnaround in Park Falls
- 80-mile will start in Park Falls, finish in Rice Lake
- Checkpoint TBD but likely at Ojibwa again
Registration will open August 1 – you can set a reminder here (“Add to Watch”)
Qualification requirement for 160-mile:
- Tuscobia 160/150/80/75 mile
- Arrowhead 135 mile
- Iditarod Trail Invitational 130/350/1000 mile
- Actif Epica
- Fat Pursuit 200 km / mile
- Frozen Otter 64 mile
- Triple D 100 km
- Susitna 100 mile
- White Mountains 100 mile
- Yukon 100/300 mile
- 6633 Arctic Ultra
- Alaska Mountain Wilderness Ski Classic
- Rovaniemi 150/300 km
You will not be able to register for the 160-mile event if you have not completed one of the above. Note: if you have started one of the above races but not completed the race, and want to enter the 160-mile, email us at email@example.com.
Some of the race details such as drop bags and gear requirements may change. Details will be posted here ahead of registration opening.
Click here view the final results. Finish rates for previous years are also included.
You can click on the following link to track racers in and out of checkpoints…
2016 Live Tracking
Once again we have the support of TCRC, 9:Zero:7 and Out There who are generously sponsoring the prizes for the run, bike and ski categories, respectively. In addition, 9:Zero:7 are giving away a frame/fork set to one lucky raffle prize winner!
We are delighted to welcome back Black Rock Gear, Bar Mitts and Gemini Lights who have donated a bunch of gear and gift certificates.
This year, in lieu of a pre-race meal, all racers will receive $10 in “chamber bucks” that can be spent at almost all establishments in Rice Lake (hotels, restaurants, stores, gas stations, etc.). This has been made possible with the help of the Rice Lake Tourism Board. Be sure to check out their website to find out more about Rice Lake and the surrounding area.
Also new this year, we are partnering with Rab to bring you some great gear pieces for finisher prizes and the raffle. If you know Chris, you will be familiar with their range of awesome winter layers, perfect for a Tuscobia adventure…
After introducing their handmade gaiters at last year’s event, RM-Gear bring you each an exclusive Tuscobia-branded winter headband to keep those ears warm and head ventilated! RM – Roberto Marron – is a veteran Tuscobia finisher and along with Chris, the guinea pig for the inaugural 150-mile Tuscobia race in 2010.
Please check your email to ensure you know when to drop your bike – either Friday evening or Saturday morning. Thank you!
Registration closed on Dec 24th. We currently have just over 100 entrants in the “short” race and 80 in the “long” race. Everyone on the waitlist who wanted a spot has one and will be registered within the next few days. If you know of anyone else who missed registration, tell them to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP! Jan 2nd is the last day we can accept registrations before we start our drive across the country…
Anyone who happens to be on the Tuscobia trail, please post photos to the Facebook page or email them to us so that we can share here. I know everyone is anxious about the snow levels… looks like we should be OK but it will certainly be challenging terrain for all participants!
Keep an eye on your email over the next week, especially the 75-mile racers, as we finalize logistics for the race, bus transportation etc.
Email us with questions, no matter how random. And please, please, please read the website and especially the race rules. They are not that extensive but they are important. It’s no fun for anyone if a racer gets disqualified.