The 100K starts (NEW START TIME) at 5:00am, while the 50-miler & 25-miler both start at 7:00am on Saturday, August 14th, 2021.
The 13.5-miler (start time 7:00am) & 11.5-miler (start time 7:15am) will take place on Sunday, August 15th, 2021.
The 5K starts on Sunday, August 15th, 2021 at 7:30am.
Questions? Ask the Race Director, Martin Sengo, by clicking the "Ask a Question" button on this page.
The course consists of a 13.5-mile loop and an 11.5-mile loop, upon which runners will alternate to achieve their given distance. Runners will start North on a 13.5-mile, counter-clockwise loop from Cool Firehouse, east to Pig Farm and Salt Creek, north toward the American River and south back into Cool. Next, they will follow an 11.5-mile, clockwise loop from Cool Firehouse toward Northside School, to Knickerbocker, to the Rim Trail, past the radio towers, back to Northside School and Knickerbocker, and back to Cool. This course is not easy, do not take it lightly.
The course consists of single track and fire roads.
13.5-mile loop elevation approximately 2200'
11.5-mile loop elevation approximately 1150'
5k is half road and half trail. Run on asphalt road (west) from Knickerbocker Gate for 1.45 miles, check in at Knickerbocker A/S at mi 1.45, turn left on trail following yellow ribbons back to staging area. Course is long 3.43 miles.
5K elevation gain/loss 243 feet, lightly rolling with no noticeable climbs.
Packet Pick-Up will be Friday afternoon on August 13th, 2021 at The Aid Station (NEW LOCATION) at 927 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603 between 3-6 pm. We will also have race morning packet pickup at Race Start (7200 Saint Florian Court, Cool) on Saturday, August 14th 4:00-7:00am and Sunday, August 15th 6:00-7:15am.
Shirts will be ordered on the 20th of July 2021. Therefore anyone who signed up after July 20th may not get the correct size due lack of availability.
Strava Course links
North 13.5 mi loop: https://www.strava.com/activities/3573664968
South 11.5 mi loop: https://www.strava.com/activities/3574557595
5K course: https://www.strava.com/activities/3580803278
All finishers of every distance will receive a finisher's medal and shirt.
Local time: 3:26 AM
50-mile finishers will receive a custom plaque.
100K finishers will receive a custom buckle.
Top-3 Overall Male and Female winners of every distance will be awarded with custom plaques.