Squaw Valley, CA

The Broken Arrow Skyrace, presented by Salomon, is a three-day, eight distance event held at world-famous Palisades Tahoe. Elite and recreational participants will experience an unforgettable trail running experience “where the mountains meet the sky.” The Broken Arrow consists of eight iconic distances (plus a kid's race) that showcase the beauty of Lake Tahoe, the Jewel of the Sierra Nevada.

Designed in the vein of classic European Skyraces, the Broken Arrow Skyrace represents a unique style of mountain running, characterized by off-trail scrambling on steep terrain with massive amounts of vertical gain and loss at altitude....with exposure, hand lines, a ladder and snow slopes thrown in for good measure! 

The Broken Arrow Skyrace features eight distances: a 46k, 23k, Vertical K, 11k, Triple Crown (Vk/23k/46k), the Iron Crown (IFC/23k/46k), the Iron Face Challenge, and a kids race. These races are unique in California as most of the terrain is above tree line. Runners will be treated to spectacular views of Lake Tahoe’s emerald-blue waters and Palisade Tahoe's unmistakable high-alpine terrain. Elite and recreational participants will run and then celebrate together with first-class food, craft beer, music, seminars, films and fun activities for the whole family. 

Upcoming Races

Jun 22 2024
46 KM
Multiple Loop Course
5 Elevation Rating
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts


46 KM 2023 Alt Course

View course top times
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
06/17/23 527 3:58:02 4:50:19
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
06/18/22 442 4:22:06 4:55:29
06/19/20 Race Cancelled
06/21/19 385 4:25:50 5:09:40
06/16/18 235 4:54:43 5:30:43
06/17/17 241 5:03:17 6:02:38
06/19/16 146 4:56:36 6:29:50

48 KM 2021 Alt Course

View course top times
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
10/01/21 276 4:24:46 4:59:42