We're giddy with excitement about some great changes to the 2014 American River 50!
The 2014 AR 50 will feature a NEW START IN CITY OF FOLSOM at Brown’s Ravine. We've heard your complaints and runners will be treated to more trail and dirt and less bike path! The course will run from Brown’s Ravine to Folsom Point, along the Folsom Dam, across the Walker Bridge to the south side Lake Natoma before rejoining our existing course at the Nimbus Bluffs. Crew and spectators will love the new course too, with less driving and easier access points. What will never change is the fun and festive atmosphere, first class hospitality and great swag (including our unique AR50 medallion and the one-of-a-kind Patagonia finishers jacket) that this event is known for.
Stay tuned to the AR50 website for more details about the updated course.
It all started with a conversation between Sally Edwards and Mo Livermore back in 1979. At that time, The American River Ride (horse race) started in Sacramento and finished in Auburn. When Mo described the venue and trails, Sally realized the course could be a challenging and beautiful 50-mile endurance run. And thus, a race was born. In 1980, nearly 200 runners toed the line at the Auburn Fair Grounds for the start of the inaugural AR50. Since 1982, the run has started in Sacramento. Over the years, a total of more than 10,800 runners have crossed the finish line.
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