Saturday, Apr 28, 2018

The Canyons Endurance Runs

937 Lincoln Way

Auburn, CA 100K, 50K, 25K

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 28, 2018

Canyons joins the UTMB® World Series

Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB® runners will be able to experience the UTMB® adventure and begin their journey to the renowned UTMB® Mont-Blanc, as we join the inaugural UTMB® World Series in 2022.
The UTMB® World Series is a revolution for the sport, that will bring the trail running community together through a new, integrated sports system that is open to all. Inspired by the high standards of UTMB®, runners will be able to take part in the most beautiful events on the planet, and the UTMB® World Series will be the only place where runners can begin their quest to Mont-Blanc, France, where the prestigious UTMB® World Series Finals will be held. In-line with the rapid growth of the sport, events will be held across six continents, giving all runners more opportunities to live the UTMB® experience on a global scale. For more information, visit

UTMB® Qualifying points:

The 2022 Canyons Endurance Runs 100k will give you 3 running stones for the OCC, CCC or the UTMB lottery. You have met the UTMB Performance Index by running the 100k. Top 3 male and female finishers bypass the lottery.

The 2022 Canyons Endurance Runs 25k will give you 1 running stone, the Canyons Endurance Runs 50k will give you 2 running stones and will qualify you for the OCC lottery for 2023. This will not qualify you for the CCC or the UTMB lottery unless you have a UTMB Performance Index.

***If you already have a UTMB Performance Index for the 100k or the 100M and you run the 2022 Canyons Endurance Runs 25k or 50k you can use those for the 2023 OCC, CCC, or the UTMB lottery. Go to for more info.

The Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB®

We bring you back to where it all started: the Birthplace of Mountain Ultra Trailrunning. You will encounter the most scenic and difficult sections of the Western States trail from downtown Auburn to Foresthill, the Canyons and finish at China Wall OHV.. Enjoy great panorama vistas of the Sierras from Desolation to rarely seen intimate canyon/river views. You will run through beautiful oak and pine canopied forests on some of the fastest descents and steepest climbs anywhere. Crossing streams and old wooden bridges through historic settlements, you might hear prospectors and mules on their quest for the mother lode as you follow the same trail they did over 150 years ago. You can also imagine the likes of Gordy Ainsleigh, Ann Trason and Tim Twietmeyer as they pioneered the sport of mountain ultra trail running. Come explore the Canyons and follow in the footsteps of Pioneers that made this legendary trail so special. The post party will feature hot grilled food with lots of cold drinks to enjoy. The famous trucker hat will be back too!

NEW CUTOFF IS 19 HOURS FOR THE WS100 qualifier time for the100K! Please visit our website and like our facebook page for more detailed information and updates, links located at icons above. The section from Volcano Creek to China Wall is located in National Forest lands with approval from US Forest Service special permits. Please respect all rules and regulations that apply.

100K Course

The 100k route is from from downtown Auburn, CA to China Wall staging area, a point to point net uphill route mostly run on the Western States Trail with over 16,000' of ascent. Starting in downtown Auburn on Lincoln Wy head over the white bridge and down Robie point. Down WS Trail and across No Hands bridge, over hwy 49 bridge to the Confluence trail, up to Mammoth Bar OHV (Aid 1 mile 8). Head up Riverview to Eastside to Foresthill Divide loop to Drivers Flat (Aid 2 mile 16) then down to Rucky Chucky up to Cal2 (Aid 3 mile 25). Climb up to Foresthill Elementary at the half way mark, (Aid 4 mile 33) and enter Volcano Canyon then climb up to Michigan Bluff (Aid 5 mile 39). The terrain really gets tough now as you descend into Eldorado Canyon and back up to Deadwood Cemetary (Aid 6 mile 45) and then take loop 6 around to Devils Thumb and back to Deadwood Cemetary (Aid 7 mile 51). Take a left on Loop 6 and drop down into Eldorado Canyon up Codfish trail and grind it out to China Wall finish mile 63. Congrats! You made it.

50k Course

The 50k will start in Auburn and follow the 100k course to Foresthill. Yes its more like 52.5K but those extra Ks are no extra charge:)

25K Course

The 25k will start in Auburn and follow the 100k course to Drivers Flat finish line.

No Refund Policy

We have a no refund policy, please don't sign up if that is a problem

Local time: 11:17 PM


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