50K Course Info

Start Time: 8am  Shuttle Buses will be available from the finish at the Auburn Dam Overlook in Auburn to the start at the Mega’s Cafe, 24482 Main Street in Foresthill. Below are the shuttle departure times:

  • 50km: 6:30am
  • Please note we will transport a drop bag from start to finish.  Clearly, mark your name on your bag.  This service is provided to those who take the shuttle or who get dropped off.

Starting at the Mega’s Cafe (Gold & Main Street)  in the historic town of Foresthill, the 50km runners will follow the North Fork of the American River on the Tevis Cup and Western States trails before crossing No Hands Bridge, and finishing in Auburn at the American River Canyon Overlook Park (Auburn Dam Overlook).

Highlights include following old mining roads and trails along the river, holding onto a cable as you wade the river at the historic Poverty Bar crossing used for decades by horse riders, passing the ruins of the Mountain Quarries. crossing the famous No Hands Bridge, and passing Robie Point on the way to the finish at the American River Canyon Overlook in Auburn.

Finish Location
All races finish at the American River Canyon Overlook Park (Auburn Dam Overlook) 855 Pacific Avenue, Auburn, CA.

  • Finish line closes at 6 pm.  Participants have 10 hours time limit to complete 5ok.

Heading east on I-80 take the Auburn Folsom Road/Maple Street exit toward Auburn, turn left on High Street, turn right on Pleasant Avenue, then slight left on Pacific Avenue. The park will be on the left.

Heading west on I-80 take the CA-193 E/CA-49 exit toward Placerville, turn left on Lincoln Way, turn right on Oakwood Drive, turn left on High Street, turn left on Pleasant Avenue, then slight left on Pacific Avenue. The park will be on the left.

Cutoff

1:00p Rucky Chucky: mile 16 for the 50k

Course Maps and altitude profile.

50k course map using RUNGO mobile app

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50k course map using RUNGO mobile app

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50k Elevation profile provided by RUNGO mobile app

Crossing the American River at Poverty Bar

Crossing the American River at Poverty Bar

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Auburn Dam Overlook Finish Line

Aid Station Information

* Please not Poverty Bar (mile 19.4) will be a river crossing only. Static rope and volunteers will be provided assist runners across American River.

No aid will be provided at Poverty Bar. Carry enough water to cover 8.4 miles from Rucky Chucky to Brown’s Bar aid-stations.

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