OVERLOOK ENDURANCE RUNS

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

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CREATED BY ANN TRASON, LEGENDARY 14 TIME WS100 WINNER, THE G.O.A.T. NO ONE EVEN COMES CLOSE!

Introducing the Overlook 50 Miler! Starting in Foresthill, head down Cal Street (sharing the 50k route), then crossing Poverty Bar the course heads up Dead Truck Trail over to A.L.T., Browns Bar and reconnects with the 50/25K at Quarry Rd. Cross HWY 49 and head up to Cool, Coffer Damn loop and down K2 to reconnect again. Over 6500 feet of gain to fine-tune your training for RDL100 and JJ100!

All distances run primarily along the historic Western States Trail. Following in the Tevis Cup and WS100 tradition: Point to Point runs and a River Crossing! Celebrate with friends after you finish at Overlook Park in Auburn as you enjoy grilled tri-tip, carnitas or veggie burritos plus cold beverages.

Starting at the Old Foresthill Elementary School in the historic town of Foresthill, the 50k runners will descend down the Cal loop to Rucky Chucky and then follow the Middle Fork of the American River on the Tevis Cup and Western States trails before crossing the river at Poverty Bar. Continuing on Quarry Rd then across No Hands Bridge, and then around Robie Point.

The 25k run starts at the top of Drivers Flat Road. After a swooping descent to the Middle Fork American River just before Rucky Chucky it merges with the 50K course to Auburn. Highlights include following old mining roads and trails along the river, holding onto a cable as you wade the river at the historic Poverty Bar crossing used for decades by horse riders, passing the ruins of the Mountain Quarries. crossing the famous No Hands Bridge, and then around Robie Point.

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Start Times:

  • The 50k race starts at 8:00am.
  • The 25k race starts at 10:00am.
  • The 50mi race starts at 6:00am.

Start Location:
-The 50mi and 50k will start at the old Foresthill Elementary School at 24750 Main Street, Foresthill, CA.
-The 25k will start at dirt parking top of Driver’s Flat Road. 1/4 mile south of intersection of Driver’s Flat and Forest Hill Road in Foresthill, CA
-From I-80 take the Auburn/Foresthill exit, continue east on the Auburn Ravine Road/Foresthill Road for 8.5 miles to Drivers Flat Rd (25k) on the right, or 17.5 miles (50k/50mi) to the far end of town and the School will be on the right.

Finish Location:
All races finish at the Overlook Park:  855 Pacific Avenue, Auburn, CA.

-Heading east on I-80 take the Auburn Folsom Road/Maple Street exit toward Auburn, turn left on High Street, turn right on Pleasant Avenue, then slight left on Pacific Avenue. The park will be on the left.
-Heading west on I-80 take the CA-193 E/CA-49 exit toward Placerville, turn left on Lincoln Way, turn right on Oakwood Drive, turn left on High Street, turn left on Pleasant Avenue, then slight left on Pacific Avenue. The park will be on the left.

Shuttle to Start:
50mi: Shuttle leaves the Overlook Park at 4:45am.                                                                              50k: Shuttle leaves at 6:45am from Overlook Park in Auburn to the start at the old Foresthill Elementary School at 24750 Main Street, Foresthill, CA.
25k: Shuttle leaves at 9:15am from Overlook Park to the top of Drivers Flat Road.

Bib Pickup: there is no early packet pickup, swag will be given out at the finish
50mi at the start in Foresthill from 5:00am-5:45am.
50k at the start in Foresthill from 6:45am-7:50am
30k at the start at Drivers Flat from 8:45am-9:50am

Crews and Supporters
Crews are welcome to support runners. Due to aid station locations, some crew access requires foot travel from 1 to 2 miles.

Crews are permitted at the following aid stations:
Rucky Chucky (on foot access only, 2.5 miles one way)
No Hands Bridge

Aid Station Directions:
Provided below are crew driving directions to aid stations. Mileage is approximate, your distance may vary. Some aid stations require hiking 1-2 miles along unpaved, rough roads, or trails. Access aid stations at your own risk.

  • Rucky Chucky

West on Foresthill Rd – 9 miles
Left on Drivers Flat Rd – 0.4 miles
– Park in Drivers Flat Staging Area
– Parking Fee Required
– Hike down dirt road on left to Rucky Chucky – 2 miles

  • No Hands

Drive up Drivers Flat Rd – 0.4 miles
Left on Foresthill Rd – 4.5 miles
Left on Old Auburn Foresthill Rd – 3.2 miles
Left on CA-49 – 3.4 miles
– Park along west side of CA 49 after crossing bridge
– Hike on dirt road to No Hands Bridge approximately 0.1 miles,

Auburn Dam Overlook Park Aid Station – Finish Line
* From No Hands Bridge Aid Station (3.6 miles):

West on CA-49 to T-intersection – 0.1 miles
Left on El Dorado St (CA-49) – 2.5 miles
Continue straight onto High St – 0.5 miles
Left on Pleasant Ave – 0.3 miles
Continue straight onto Pacific Ave – 0.2 miles
– Auburn Dam Overlook Park is on the left

Cut-offs

Rucky Chucky: 50mi 11:00am, 50k 1:00pm  

HWY 49: 50mi/50k 4:00pm

50mi: 14 hours total

50k: 10 hours total

25k no cut-offs

Swag
All finishers will receive a custom Overlook Endurance Runs shirt, Trucker hat and other cool stuff.

Post Race BBQ
All runners, crew, family & friends are invited to post race fiesta at Overlook Park with grilled tri-tip, carnitas or veggie burritos and fixins plus cold drinks!

Refunds
No Refunds will be provided. If races fill we will accept a transfer to another runner for a nominal fee.

Send us an email if you’re interested in volunteering.
Volunteer Coordinator – Doug White
dougwhite3@icloud.com

Suggested places to stay near the finish in Auburn:

Holiday Inn
120 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, CA 95603
P: (530) 887-8787

Best Western Golden Key
13450 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
P: (530) 885-8611

Motel 6
1819 Auburn Ravine Rd
Auburn, CA 95603
P: (530) 888-7829 1819

Qualitiy Inn
13490 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
P: (530) 885-7025

Comfort Inn
1875 Auburn Ravine Rd
Auburn, CA 95603
P: (530) 885-1800

Super 8
140 E Hillcrest Dr
Auburn, CA 95603
P: (530) 888-8808

Foothills Motel
13431 Bowman Road
Auburn, CA 95603
P: (530) 885-8444

 
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50 mile elevation/aid stations