june 17-19, 2022
52K • 26K • 11K • VK• kids race



Salomon Broken Arrow Skyrace



The truth is that, as late as last week, the Delta variant – and a recent spike in COVID cases in Placer County – led us to seriously consider whether it was responsible for us to move forward with the event this year. 


The health and safety of our runners will always be our top priority. While this is absolutely true, we also have an obligation to consider the public health implications of holding such a large public event on our local community. Ultimately, we decided – with extensive input from our own medical team and external public health officials – that we can, indeed, hold the race while simultaneously protecting public health. 


But in order to do this, we need your cooperation.

If you have run Broken Arrow Skyrace before, you know that it’s not just a race, it’s a full weekend of fun with speakers, music, films screenings, beer and wine, yummy food, and a vibrant vendor village. 

You will notice that some things will look a bit different this year. For starters, all of our events will be held outdoors. Please be sure to bring warm clothes as this time of year is notoriously unpredictable. 

We are also implementing some additional COVID safety precautions for the weekend. Nobody likes rules, but we thought this was a better option than canceling the race again.  

  • Masks are required in the vendor village and events plaza AT ALL TIMES as is a commitment to social distancing (6-feet apart). Yes, it’s outdoors and this significantly reduces the risk of contracting or spreading the virus. However, given the density of people in the expo area and the probable impossibility of social distancing in booths, etc., we have been advised that masks are a necessary precaution.   

  • Masks are required in the start corral for all races. Runners will be required to wear their masks until they have left the village and are out on the dirt trail. We will post volunteers at the point where you may remove your mask.  

  • Masks are required immediately after you cross the finish line. The finish area is tightly packed and in the middle of the expo area. If possible, we would greatly appreciate it if you put your mask on BEFORE the finish line. 

  • For runners, masks are STRONGLY recommended in aid stations. Our aid station volunteers are giving their time to support you on race day and will also be required to mask. Volunteers are required to wear masks throughout their shifts to keep you safe. Please extend them the same consideration and put on your mask before you enter each aid station. 

We recognize that mask requirements evoke strong emotions. We hope that we can all come together in the spirit of community to keep one another – and our Lake Tahoe community – safe. The last thing we want to do is jeopardize anyone's well-being. Let's work together! 

In the unlikely event that an individual – participant or attendee – willfully disregard these public health precautions, they will be warned. If they refuse to adhere to these precautions, they will be asked to leave the premises and could face additional sanctions, including and up to disqualification or being barred from participating in future Broken Arrow Skyrace events.


We are taking the COVID situation very seriously and we hope that you will as well. 



  • The race organizers reserve the ability to cancel or reroute the event due to unsafe weather. Race organizers will make the best decisions when it comes to protecting the safety of all runners. This means we reserve the right to adjust, cancel, reroute, OR reschedule as we see fit. Because the bulk of our costs come before the event occurs we will not be able to extend refunds to those who wish to cancel any registration. In the instance of biblical weather and/or a force majeure, we will assess things appropriately and fairly, to the best of our abilities.


  • Due to liability issues, race entries are not transferable, without exception. 

  • Any registered runner who becomes pregnant during the months preceding the race is eligible to take advantage of our Pregnancy Deferral Program. Please email a doctor's note to us and we will happily honor the fact that you are bringing a new and beautiful soul into the trail running community. Rollover options are good for one year only. In order to be considered for our Pregnancy Deferral Program you must notify us ON OR BEFORE May 1, 2022.

  • We allow you to change your chosen race distance until June 1, 2022. If you decide to run a longer (and more expensive) distance, you will be required to pay the difference. However, no refunds will be given if you choose to drop to a shorter (and less expensive) distance. No changes WHATSOEVER are allowed after June 1, 2022 and you cannot be changed to a distance if it is sold out. Please note this includes dropping down in distance from the 52k to the 26k as the 26k is our most popular distance and will likely be sold out shortly after registration opens.

  • For runners who were rolled over from the 2020 event (once or twice) the June 17-19, 2022 edition of Broken Arrow is your ONLY chance to use this rollover. Per usual, any and all race registrations are non-transferable.

  • For runners who register on or after December 6, 2021 and/or get into any distance off the waitlist, race registration is non-transferable and cannot be rolled over to subsequent years, unless extenuating medical or life circumstances occur. However, we understand life can get in the way of racing. As such we are happy to offer a $80 credit towards the following year until May 15, 2022 for the 52k and 26k ONLY. For the 11k and/or VK, we are happy to offer a $40 credit towards the following year until May 15, 2022.

  • Please note that we REQUIRE that you email us your "withdrawal" from the race. Not doing so voids any and all rollover options. Online registration closes at 11:59pm, June 10, 2022. On site registration will be available at Palisades Tahoe on Friday, June 17, 2022 (9am-4pm), Saturday, June 18, 2022 (5:30am-3pm) and Sunday, June 18, 2022 (5:30am-9:30am). Prices for the 26k & 52k increase $35 for day-of registration and $25 for the VK and 11k. The price for the kid's race increases to $15 on race weekend.


  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ALWAYS HOLD A SMALL NUMBER OF ENTRIES FOR DAY OF REGISTRATION. We make no promises here but if you are in need, we encourage you to show up as soon as registration opens on the respective day of your desired distance.  



The Broken Arrow Skyrace  does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical or mental disability, Veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender expression.


This policy is intended to facilitate the participation of transgender athletes in a way that respects an individual’s personal rights and dignity in regards to gender identification and/or expression, while simultaneously preserving the integrity of competition for awards and records based on sex.



While we recognize that there are a variety of perspectives on this issue, the team at Broken Arrow Skyrace is fully committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community and the rights of all humans. This policy has been enacted for the 2021 Broken Arrow Skyrace. As always, we welcome respectful feedback from our community, especially transgender athletes. 






  • A male-to-female transgender entrant can register for the Broken Arrow Skyrace and compete as as a female, provided the runner has been undergoing continuous, medically supervised hormone treatment for gender transition for at least one year prior to the race. 

  • A female-to-male transgender entrant can register to compete as a male with no restrictions. The only exception is that female-to-male transgender runners can no longer register to compete as a female if they have begun hormone treatment related to their gender transition that includes testosterone or any other banned substance.






  • A runner’s self-declared gender at registration will be accepted at face value. The sole reason for this policy is to ensure fairness in competition for prize money, age group awards, and records. 

  • The Broken Arrow Skyrace race management team has the sole authority to review any challenge regarding the gender status of a top 10 finisher or age group winner. 

  • There shall be no basis for, nor tolerance of, any challenge to a runner’s self-declared gender unless a top 10 finish or age group award is at stake. Only individuals who may have been directly impacted (by loss of prize money, age group award, or top-10 placing) shall have standing to submit a challenge. Any individual who submits (or attempts to submit) a challenge, which falls outside of these guidelines may be subject, at the discretion of race management, to disciplinary action, including being banned from participating in future Broken Arrow Skyrace events. 


  • Challenges must be submitted in person and in writing prior to the awards ceremony to any member of the Broken Arrow Skyrace management team. Challenges must be submitted with discretion and with utmost respect for the privacy of all parties involved. Individuals who fail to show appropriate discretion or respect may be subject, at the discretion of race management, to disciplinary action, including being banned from participating in future Broken Arrow Skyrace events. 

  • The Broken Arrow Skyrace management team, in its sole discretion, will determine whether there is a legitimate basis for the challenge prior to the awards ceremony. The individual submitting the challenge will be notified of the ruling prior to the awards ceremony. 






  • In the event of a challenge, the Broken Arrow Skyrace management team may ask the runner for documentation from a medical doctor or healthcare provider or other qualified professional certifying that the entrant has undergone continuous, medically supervised hormone treatment for gender transition for at least one year prior to the race. 

  • Transgender entrants, at their option, may provide medical documentation related to their gender transition to the Broken Arrow Skyrace management team prior to the race. All information about the runner’s gender identity and medical information, including any information provided pursuant to this policy, shall be kept strictly confidential. Such information will, however, be proactively considered as the results are tabulated. 


  • If it is determined that the runner is not in compliance with the Broken Arrow Skyrace’s rules for transgender entrants, any top 10 finisher or age group awards shall be forfieted. The Broken Arrow Skyrace will attempt to protect the runner’s privacy to the maximum extent possible.

  • The final decision regarding the entrant’s gender status for registration purposes shall be within the sole discretion of the Broken Arrow Skyrace management team. 






  • If a transgender runner is selected for drug testing at the Broken Arrow Skyrace and tests positive for a banned substance, it will be considered a legitimate medical use for the purposes of future participation in the Broken Arrow Skyrace if the runner can demonstrate that the banned substance was being taken in connection with the person’s medically supervised hormone treatment for gender transition. The only exception is female-to-male transgender entrants who register to compete as a female.

  • For the purposes of USADA, WADA, USATF, WMRA and any other sanctioning bodies, athletes may be subject to sanctions consistent with the policies of these various bodies. As with all Broken Arrow Skyrace participants, transgender athletes have an obligation to understand and adhere to antidoping rules and understand how they may apply to their specific circumstances.