Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 @ 5:00 AM

Pioneer Spirit 50M

State Highway 49

Cool CA 50 Miler, 50M Relay

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 20, 2016


Location:Pioneer Spirit 50M Graphic 2014

Cool Staging Area - Click here for map

7200 Saint Florian Court
Cool, CA 95614

**2nd Relay runner will start at Gate 142 AS**

Date & time:

August 20, 2016

Race will start promptly at 5:00am


From Cool to Folsom; this course follows the Nineteenth Century gold miners path along the North Fork of the American River.
This path was worn in by miners in search of a good sand bar for gold panning.

Eventually their path would become known as the Pioneer Express Trail: the most express route from the gold fields along the American river to Folsom.

The course starts at the Cool Horse Staging Area in Cool, CA., runners will complete a clover leaf style loop and then will connect to the Pioneer Express Trail toward Folsom by using the Western States trail. The race will end along the American River Bike path at Beals Point Recreation Area, where camping and lake access is available.

The course is 99% trail.

Bring your swim suits, there is water on the lake!

50 mile finishers will receive a long sleeve jacket and relay finishers will receive a long sleeve Tee along with all the extra swag STR is known for.


Pacer are only to join the runner at designated spots. Please, see the chart below for detailed instructions.

Pacers are not allowed in the Relay race.

Relay team:

Come test your limits as a team! - You and another of your friends can run all the way from Cool, CA to Folsom, CA

Only one runner at a time. This event consist of Two legs:

1st leg - From Cool to Auburn Overlook point (24.1 miles**)

2nd leg - From Auburn (gate 142 AS) to Finish at Beals Point recreation area (25.9 miles**)

**All distances are approximate.

Cut off times:

The event will have a total allotted time of 14:00hrs. See chart below for cutoff times along the course

Runners will have to switch bib numbers. We recommend using a running belt to quickly switch the number between runners.

New finish line

The course will stay relatively the same, the new finish line at Beals point will allow runners to camp at the finish line area while maintaining the access to the lake. See below for more details.

Local time: 11:06 PM


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