The inaugural Headwaters 50k and 10k are two scenic trail runs named after the headwaters of the Sacramento River. These runs are held in the Klamath Mountains west of Mount Shasta City, CA.
Local time: 5:46 AM
The 50k race is a scenic, mountainous loop course. It is 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.