Participants of this race will run along the historic Western States trail, out to “No Hands Bridge”, then tackle one of the toughest climbs in the area: the dreaded K2 training hill. All of these courses include killer single-track trails along the banks and canyons of the American River; the Half Marathon and up will cross “No Hands Bridge”, up K2 then towards Cool, CA. THe 35K and 50K then will cross Highway 49 and continue their adventure along the famed Robie Trail, ascending the infamous Dead Truck trail and then Goat Hill, before heading back towards No Hands. Not to be outdone by Training Hill, everyone will climb the punishing Overlook Hill to the finish line, where you’ll revel in the 50 meters of perfectly flat path. The course is varied and far from monotonous, allowing runners to push past discomfort and focus on what’s enjoyable.