OVERLOOK ENDURANCE RUNS

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Middle Fork American River along the WS Trail

Middle Fork American River along the WS Trail

 

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

Both the 50 km and 30 km 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 burgers, veggies and veggie soup plus cold beverages.

Starting at the Old Foresthill Elementary School in the historic town of Foresthill, the 50 km 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 over Robie Point.

The 30K run starts at the top of Drivers Flat Road. After a swooping descent to the Middle Fork American River at 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 over Robie Point.

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Start Times

  • The 50k race starts at 8:00am.
  • The 30k race will start at 10am.

Start Location
The 50k will start at the old Foresthill Elementary School at 24750 Main Street, Foresthill, CA.

The 30k 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 16.8 miles. Turn right onto Main Street(runs parallel to Foresthill Road), then proceed about 0.20 of a mile. The start at the Mega's Cafe will be on the right.

Finish Location

All races finish at the American River Canyon Overlook Park (Auburn Dam Overlook) 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

50 km: Shuttle buses will be leaving at 6:30am from the Auburn Dam Overlook in Auburn to the start at the old Foresthill Elementary School at 24750 Main Street, Foresthill, CA.
30 km: Shuttle buses will be leaving at 8:45am from the Auburn Damn Overlook to the top of Drivers Flat Road.

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

Cutoff

1:00p Rucky Chucky: mile 16 for the 50k

Swag

All finishers will receive a custom Overlook Endurance Runs shirt and a tech Trucker hat.

Post Race BBQ

All runners, pacers, crew & family are invited to post race BBQ at Overlook Park.

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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