This race is not for you if you do not like a challenge. The high heat and climbs of Northern California keeps the finishing rate of this race under 55% every year. Come test yourself. If you are not up for the full 50 miles, bring up to 5 friends and register for the relay. Relay teams can consist from 2 to 5 members. All team race against each other. From Cool to Folsom; this course follows the Nineteenth Century gold miners path along the North Fork of the American River.
This path was worn in by miners in search of a good sand bar for gold panning. Eventually their path would become known as the Pioneer Express Trail: the most express route from the gold fields along the American river to Folsom.

Upcoming Races

Mar 14 2020
50 Miles
4,389 5,432 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
10 Aid Stations
14 :00 Cutoff
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


50 Miles View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
07/27/19 20 7:15:10 8:44:40
07/28/18 46 7:29:11 8:22:51
07/29/17 33 8:07:28 8:51:30
08/20/16 57 7:56:50 10:18:39
08/22/15 30 8:42:35 10:32:33
10/11/14 44 8:58:29 9:12:17
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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