Saturday, Jun 10, 2023

Shadow of the Giants

Fish Camp, CA 50K, 20K

This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 10, 2023


Our 2024 Event is SOLD OUT and our Waitlist is now closed.

If you volunteer at our 2024 event you will earn an entry into our 2025 event.

Scenic historic trails through the Sierra National Forest. The 50k run takes you past 3000 year old Giant Sequoias in the famous Nelder Grove. The brand new 20k run course takes you on many of the same trails as the gorgeous 50k course. Elevation is 5,000 - 6,500 ft. Time limit for 50k: 8 hours. Pets are not allowed on the trail, so please leave your doggies at home!
For those of you that are interested we have opened the option to stay onsite the night prior to the race Friday, June 7th at Camp Green Meadows in the Dorms.

We will also be hosting the traditional pre race Lasagna dinner on Friday, June 7th at roughly 6pm in the Green Meadows Dining Hall.

Race Day:

50k Starts at 0700am

20k Starts at 0715am

Early starts are available at 0600

Course Information:


Updates will be provided.

Course Maps available at

Aid is roughly 5-7 miles apart. Aid stations will be well stocked with food, Spring Energy Gels, Gatorade, Water, Coca Cola, Ginger Ale, and other sweet and salty snacks.

No drop bags. No pacers. No dogs. Crew access is very limited, Nelder Grove is your best bet. Poles ok.

Fun & smiles mandatory!

Post Race:

We have a great area to hang out at Green Meadows and you are encouraged to hang out and cheer on your fellow runners. Post race food will be provided in the Dining Hall along with beverages. Bring a chair, a popup or umbrella, and stick around.


Early Bib Pick Up:
Friday, June 7th at Camp Green Meadows Outdoor School in Fish Camp, CA in the Cafeteria from 3-6pm.
Race Day Bib Pick:
From 0540-0645am in the Cafeteria at Camp Green Meadow Outdoor School
No pets/dogs are allowed on the Green Meadows Campus, with the exception of service animals.
Staying at Camp Green Meadows
-Do not come onto the campus prior to 1:15pm on Friday, June 7th
-Check in after 1:30pm in the Cafeteria.
-Bunks are first come first serve. No check ins after 8:00pm.
-Please bring your bedding; pillow sleeping bag/blankets
-Please respect others in this shared space.
-You are responsible for your personal belongings.
-Quiet time starts at 9pm.
-All trash needs to be removed before you leave.
-There are showers and restrooms available onsite.
-Be kind and patient with everyone and we'll all have a great time.
-Tent Camping is NOT allowed on the Green Meadow Campus
-Large or oversized vehicles like camping trailers or RV's are not to be parked on the Green Meadows campus, you may park on nearby Forest Service Roads
Pre Race Dinner at Green Meadows
If you purchased a ticket for our pre race dinner it will start around 5:45-6pm in the Cafeteria at Camp Green Meadows. It will include lasagna, salad, bread, and drinks.
No additional tickets will be sold; our cook is preparing the dinners based on those who preordered.
Do not block the roadway into or out of Green Meadows.
Do not park in front of or block any driveways of private residences you will be towed at your expense.
Once the parking lot in Green Meadows fills up you may park on the shoulder into the camp and also on the dirt road shoulder just before the entrance into Green Meadows, do not block the roadway
Parking will be very tight, plan to arrive early, please be kind and courteous to others.
For those of you familiar with the race and course you could park off of Jackson Road near the final turn down onto the single track that leads into the Finish. It's a lovely half mile walk and you won't have any issues with parking there.
Changing Distances
You may drop down to the 20k at anytime up until race day. Those changes can be made at bib pickup or with the timing tent at the start/finish.
Course Cutoff
You have until 3pm to complete the course. 8 hours for the 50k, if you start early (at 0600) you will have 9hours.
Start Times
Saturday, June 8th, 2024
50k Early Start is at 0600. We will check you in at the start line and give you course info and send you off. Please expect to be self sufficient until aid station #2.
Early Starters are NOT eligible for Overall Awards.
Course Maps & Aid Stations

Shadow of the Giants 50k operates this
activity under a U.S. Forest Service special use permit with
the Sierra National Forest.

Video of Course Highlights

Event's current local time: 4:43 PM PT


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