Saturday, Feb 27, 2021

Jed Smith

8731 La Rivera Drive

Sacramento, CA 50 Miler, 50K, Marathon

This Event Took Place Sat. Feb 27, 2021

2021 EVENT:

Jed Smith Ultra Classic will be different in 2021 from prior years! It will be in held at the same location and run on the same fast loop course. That is not changing.

Now the 2021 event modifications: We have approval for hosting an in-person event in 2021. There will be only three (3) race distances available for 2021 Jed Smith Ultra Classic, 50 Mile, 50K or Marathon. Registration limit for this event will be limited to 150 total runners between all three events.
There are contingency COVID -19 plans from the permitting agencies, which include staggered starts, face coverings, social distancing, packaged nutrition only, no self-serve aid and sorry no post-race party. We will email updates as they become available.

2021 Wave Assignments

Wave assignments and start times can be found here

2021 Results/Live Tracking:

Results/Live Tracking:
Race day tracking and results will be provided by Capital Road Race Management at the following link:

COVID-19 Update For 2021, (1-30-21)

COVID-19 Update For 2021, (1-30-21)
We intend on hosting an in-person event in 2021. While ensuring our runners', volunteers' safety in 2021 by implementing appropriate protective measures required due to Covid-19. Some of these measures include limiting the number of personnel at aid stations, increased focus on frequent sanitation of surfaces through the race and requiring the use of masks when at all feasible.

We promise to be fully transparent on any possible changes to the event with runners leading up to the race. If the event is not able to go on due to Government Covid-19 restrictions, your registration is guaranteed and will be rolled over to the 2022 Jed Smith Ultra Classic or 2023 event, your chose.

Covid-19 Mitigation plan: Updates/revisions will be issued before race date as they become available.
• Each runner must conduct a self-screening test before the race.
• If you have tested positive or been in contact with someone that tested positive within 14 days of race day, we ask you to stay home.
• If you have any symptoms, please stay home.
• All runners must wear a face mask at all times, EXCEPT while running the race.
• aid station will consist of already packed items, no communal items or hands on the table. Please respect the volunteers, staff, and other participants.
• Each race will stagger starts in small groups of 3-5 people. Face coverings, social distancing and temperature checks will be required to participate

General Runner Information, (1-30-21)

Runner update for 2021, the 43nd Edition, Jed Smith Ultra Classic race:
Looks like Mother Nature will be nice to us this year. Our American River Parkway course is in great shape and ready for some fast times on Saturday. River water levels are normal for this time of year, no predictions of flooding. Nice Weather forecast: Partly cloudy, cool morning temps, low 45 & high 65.
Free parking (covered w/ race entry) in the AR Parkway – Watt Ave. River Access Park. (Address: 8713 La Riviera Dr., Sacramento, CA 95826) There is plenty of spaces for runners.

Packet Pick Up:
Pick up will be done Saturday morning, beginning at 6:30AM in the Start/Finish line area. Look for the U-Haul truck and tents at the far west end of the parking area.

Staggered Start times: beginning at 7:30AM for 50 Mile race
8:00AM for 50K & 8:30AM for Marathon race

Results/Live Tracking:
Race day tracking and results will be provided by Capital Road Race Management at the following link:

Course Description:
All races start at the west end of the parking lot and do a 2-4 mile out-an-back heading east through the parking lot and continuing upstream along the south bank of the river, then turning around and coming back to the start/finish line. Then you will start running the 4.9 mile loop course from there up to the Guy West Bridge crossing the river to the north bank and running back to Watt Avenue Bridge crossing the river again and running through the parking lot to complete the loop course and repeated 5 to 10 times depending on distance of your race.

Aid Station: There will be one the at Start/Finish line area.

We could not put this race on without the great volunteers and supporting local running community organizations. Please say Thank You to them during the day. The Buffalo Chips Running Club an all volunteer organization dedicated to support your running experience and we appreciate you joining us at Jed Smith Ultra Classic.

Let me know if you have any questions and we will see you on Saturday.
John Feeney

The Format

The Jed Smith Ultra Classic is a very fast, flat loop course and it has seen some of the fastest 50K and 50 mile times in recent US history. The loop is approximately five miles in length and a mix of paved bike path and dirt road. This is not a trail run.

Please note: The levee work that has plagued us the past few years is finally complete and the course is in excellent condition as of September 21, 2018. Times should be faster as the course will include fewer turns and hills.

The Venue

The Jed Smith Ultra Classic will be run along the American River on a course that we believe you will really enjoy. The staging area (start/finish) is the Watt Avenue access to the American River Parkway. Parking is included in the price of registration. It is a certified course and each loop is 4.85 miles long. It is nearly identical to the course used for the 2011 World Masters Championship Marathon. See the event website for additional details.

The Jed Smith 50Km is typically the first event in the Pacific Association USA Track and Field Ultra Grand Prix Series.

The Notes

This race is run in the natural environment and subject to the whims of nature. We will do whatever we can to ensure the race goes as planned, but there may be inconveniences.

Local time: 2:51 PM


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