Headwaters Trail Runs are 50k, 30k, and 10k trail running events held in the Klamath Mountains west of Mount Shasta City, CA. These three scenic trail runs are named after the headwaters of the Sacramento River. The 50k and 30k races are scenic, mountainous loop courses. They are run entirely on single-track trails and dirt forest roads that wind up, down, around, and through the rugged mountains that claim host to the crystal-clear headwaters of California's longest river. The 10k race is a flat, fast loop on the lake trail that circles the forested shores of picturesque Lake Siskiyou. The magnificent backdrop for both runs is the majestic Mt. Shasta (14,179' elev.), the most massive of all the Cascade volcanoes. Runners are rewarded with clean mountain air, challenging terrain, welcoming aid stations, and an enthusiastic volunteer staff.

Upcoming Races

Sep 26 2020
50 KM
5,600 5,600 ft.
Mixture Course
5 Aid Stations
4 Elevation Rating
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts


50 KM View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
09/28/19 33 4:24:35 5:02:31
09/29/18 38 4:30:32 5:08:31
09/30/17 36 4:44:20 5:43:48
10/01/16 37 4:55:35 5:12:38
08/22/15 32 4:50:10 5:46:33
08/23/14 55 4:23:57 4:56:55
08/24/13 48 3:52:38 4:22:03
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.
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