The 50K is an extremely challenging course with four major climbs. Starting at Cool Firehouse, the course follows the Western States Trail to No Hands, toward China Bar and Auburn Overlook, to Oregon Bar and up Cardiac, back to Auburn, toward Robie Point, back to No Hands, then up K2, crossing Salt Creek to Knickerbocker Creek, then continuing past Knickerbocker on a five-mile loop to Northside School and back to Cool.
The Half Marathon goes down to No Hands, up K2 to Knickerbocker and to the dam site, back up to Knickerbocker and back on the paved road to Cool.
The 35K goes down to No Hands to Auburn via the the lower trail, up to the Overlook, back down to No Hands, follows the Western States Trail through Robie Point, up K2 to Knickerbocker, down to the dam site, back to Knickerbocker and back to Cool via the paved road.
The 8M course is actually 8.6 miles, and goes down to No Hands, up K2 to Knickerbocker aid (7.35miles), and back on the paved road to Cool (1.25miles).
There is a 10-hour time limit for all distances. Aid stations are located approximately every 3-5 miles and will be stocked with hydration and nutrition options.
The 50K has about 7800 feet of climb.
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