Join us for an unparalleled adventure at the Sunset & Cider Trail Races, where your new favorite race awaits in the heart of the American River Canyon in Auburn, CA.
But that's not all! This year, we're thrilled to introduce a brand-new addition to the event - the Sunset & Cider Trail 50k! It's your chance to conquer greater distances and explore even more of the breathtaking landscape.
In collaboration with the esteemed Ponderosa Cider Company, we're committed to making your post-race celebration truly spectacular. Every participant will receive two complimentary ciders, each crafted with passion and precision to quench your well-earned thirst. As a memento of your remarkable achievement, you'll also be gifted a cherished glass mug.
Whether you're a dedicated half marathoner in search of a fresh challenge, a 5M enthusiast seeking a scenic run, or a seasoned trail runner ready to tackle the 50k, the Sunset & Cider Trail Races offer the perfect blend of natural wonder, camaraderie, and rewards. So, prepare to lace up your running shoes, round up your friends and family, and join us on September 28th, 2024, for an unforgettable journey through the enchanting trails of Auburn.
This is a unique opportunity to revel in the beauty of a sunset, savor exceptional ciders, and create lasting memories. Don't miss out - register now and get ready to be swept away by the magic of the Sunset & Cider Trail 50k, Half Marathon, and 5M.
The 50K has two unique out and and back segments along the smoothest sections of the American River with a total of 3875 ft of climbing. All of it is quite runnable with a very short neighborhood road section and tons of single track trails.
Aid stations will be at miles: 5.0, 8.6, 13.6, 17.2, 22.4, 27.3 with water, sports drink, light snacks, and fruit. 50K time limit is at 7:00PM (17:30 min/mile pace), due to to available light.
50K Course: Strava Map
The 13.1M has two unique out and back loops with a total of 2082 ft of total climbing. All of it is runnable with a very short neighborhood road section and majority single track trails.
Aid Stations will be available at miles: 5.0, 8.5, & 9.5 with water, sports drink, light snacks, and fruit. 13.1M time limit is at 7:00PM (18:30 min/mile pace), due to available light. In an effort to accommodate everyone, we've added a 13.1M Early Start so runners may start an hour earlier with a larger cushion to finish.
13.1M Course: Strava Map
The 5M has one out and back loop with a total of 704 ft of total climbing. This course follows the first 5 miles of the 13.1 mile course. All of it is runnable with a very short neighborhood road section and majority single track trails. There are no aid stations on this route. Walkers are welcome, time limit is at 7:00PM.
5M Course: Strava Map
Awards and Swag
All participants will score a free commemorative 12oz Cider Glass (2023 glass shown below. 2024 glass artwork will be updated.) and two free Ponderosa Cider pours for those 21+ only. Participants will score a free tech t-shirt with registration or you may trade out your shirt for a Fractel Custom Running hat for $15.00 (normally $30). In addition, we have for purchase extra shirts and hats.
Age group awards will be given for those in 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
Event's current local time: 12:45 PM PT