The Canyons Endurance Runs bring you back to where it all started: the Birthplace of Mountain Ultras
On Saturday April 29 2017 we will hold the 4th annual
Endurance Runs through the Canyons of the Historic Western States Trail. That is one week earlier than previous years! Registration opens on November 19th 2016.
The 100k is now a Western States 100 qualifier!
And a UTMB 5 point race!
Come explore the Canyons of the Iconic WS Trail! You will encounter the most scenic and difficult sections of the WS trail. Great panorama vistas of the Sierras from Desolation to rarely seen intimate canyon/river views. 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 ultra 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!
The 100k starts on the same historic route as the 50K and beyond on the Cal loop to Rucky Chucky and back to Foresthill, destined to become a Spring classic. The 100K is NOW an UTMB qualifying race worth 5 points and a Western States 100 Qualifier.
See Rob Krar 100k Winner talk about his blistering 9:20 time and hear why he chose to run the Canyons 100k during his USL.TV post race interview
"I LOVE THIS COURSE, I LOVE THIS TRAIL"
Magdalena Boulet the female 100k Winner interview
Peter Fain 50k Winner and record holder interview. He is now available for coaching or guided high country tours click
Run on Dirt
Claire Price 50k female Winner and record holder interview