The Canyons Endurance Runs bring you back to where it all started: the Birthplace of Mountain Ultras
Join us May 7, 2016
for our 3rd annual Endurance Runs through
the canyons of the Historic Western States Trail.
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. 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 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 is new for this year. Continuing on the same historic path as the 50K and beyond to the American River on the Cal loop, destined to become a Spring classic. The 100K is NOW an UTMB qualifying race worth 5 points.
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