On Saturday, April 29, 2017, we will hold the 4th annual
Endurance Runs through the Canyons of the Historic Western States Trail.
Welcome to the Canyons Endurance Runs, a premier mountain ultra trail race run along the historical Western States Trail.
Participants will experience some of the most scenic and challenging sections of the iconic WS Trail as they cover up to 15,000 feet of gain through the Canyons between Swinging Bridge and the famous river crossing at Rucky Chucky. Your limits will be tested and your finish will be hard fought as this is the most rugged and difficult of sections of the Western States Trail, RUN TWICE.
Along the trail, runners will behold panoramic Sierra vistas, descend into intimate canyon gullies filled with vibrant ferns and fauna, and gaze up into lush canopies of Oak and Pine. You’ll dip your toes into the rushing waters of the historic American River and cross mountain streams and old wooden bridges through historic settlements from California’s gold rush days. You might even hear an echo of old prospectors and mules on their quest for the mother lode as you follow the same trail they did over 150 years ago.
As you run, you’ll follow in the footsteps of ultra-running’s own pioneers, the likes of Gordy Ainsleigh, Ann Trason, and Tim Twietmeyer, all legendary runners who helped to make this world-famous trail so special.
New for 2017, the Canyons Endurance Runs will feature four distances: a 100K, 50K, 25K and 10K. The 25K and 10K races are fundraisers for the Foresthill Schools athletic programs and for maintenance of the Western States Trail.
The post party will feature hot grilled food with lots of cold drinks to enjoy. Bring your family and friends!
The 100K is NOW an UTMB qualifying race worth 5 points and a Western States 100 Qualifier.