**Note: Slight course changes have returned the 34M from previous years to a 50K.
This is an awesome trail race and a perfect last training run for Western States 100!
Race Start & Time Limits | Fees | Packet Pickup | Race Day
The course runs from Auburn across No Hands Bridge, up K2 on the Olmstead Loop to Cool, and back to No Hands Bridge. There is a 10-hour time limit for all distances. Aid stations are located every 3.5-5 miles and will be stocked with hydration and nutrition options.
50K-ers depart Auburn Overlook, cross No Hands Bridge, climb K2 on the Olmstead Loop to Cool, return to No Hands Bridge, then complete a second loop up K2 and the Olmstead Loop and return to No Hands a second time before returning to Auburn Overlook.
25K-ers depart Auburn Overlook, cross No Hands Bridge, climb K2 on the Olmstead Loop to Cool, and return to No Hands en route to the Overlook.
8-milers follow the course from Auburn Overlook to No Hands Bridge and back.
GPS map to be posted shortly.
Runners will be allowed drop bags at all aid stations.
The early-June running will see typical temperatures of a high of 81 ⁰F and a low of 55 ⁰F, with very little precipitation.
Three aid stations are provided along the course. All aid stations have vehicular access. Aid stations will supply water, Heed, Hammer gels, Endurolytes, soda, and a variety of sweet and salty snacks.
Aid Station 1, No Hands Bridge, Mile 4.2
Aid Station 2, Knickerbocker Creek and Paved Damn Road, Mile 7.5
Aid Station 3, Cool Trailhead Staging Area, Mile 12.2
Exact aid station mileage subject to change. Runners must be sure to check in to each aid station.
50K-ers check into No Hands three times, and Knickerbocker and Cool twice each.
25K-ers see No Hands twice, and Knickerbocker and Cool once each.
8-milers visit No Hands once.
Many thanks to Hammer Nutrition for their generous support of this event. Please visit their site, www.hammernutrition.com, for more information about their products for performance, nutrition, and recovery.
- Runners must wear their official race number on the front of their person, where it must be visible at all times.
- Each runner must complete the entire selected course under their own power in order to be eligible for a finisher award. Changes to a different distance are allowed provided they are communicated to an aid station as well as upon completion of the race.
- Each runner must carry all their own food, fluids and other supplies needed for use between aid stations.
- Runners may not accept aid from a support crew or any other source while on the course and in between aid stations and designated support locations, except in case of a medical emergency.
- Any entrant who is unable or does not desire to finish the race must continue to the nearest aid station. The runner must relinquish their race number to the aid station captain and state their decision to withdraw.
- Absolutely no littering. Please respect the natural beauty of our trails and the rights of everyone to enjoy them.
The best option for air travel is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), approximately 40 miles west of Auburn. Some airlines fly into Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), approximately 80 miles southwest of Auburn.
We do not have a host hotel for this event this year. Nearby lodging options within three miles of the race start are listed below. Additional options are available in Rocklin, Lincoln, and Roseville, ranging from 10-15 miles away. We suggest comparing rates on sites such as hotels.com or kayak.com, using zip code 95603 or the full start address.
Holiday Inn Auburn
120 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, CA, 95603
Motel 6 Auburn
1819 Auburn Ravine Rd
Auburn, CA, 95603
Comfort Inn Central
1875 Auburn Ravine Rd
Auburn, CA, 95603
13490 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA, 95603
RACE START & TIME LIMITS
- 50K will start at 7:00am
- 25K will start at 7:15am
- 8M will start at 7:30am
All times are local time (Pacific Daylight Time) on Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Until midnight, Wednesday, 5/29
If the race does not sell out, we will accept registrations at Packet Pickup Race Morning
**You must register by Monday, May 20th in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size!
Preregistrants will receive an email with instructions several days prior to Race Day.
Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for trail races. And we have some of the best! Interested in volunteering? Let us know here. In additional to a sweet volunteer tee (you know you want one!), we thank you with free entry into any ERT race this year. And lots of hugs and kisses.
All participants will receive a technical shirt, a finisher award (upon completion of the registered event), and goodie bag. Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers in each race.
Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for entry to win one of the raffle prizes provided by Elemental Running and Training and its generous sponsors and partners. Raffle will take place prior to the race start.
Runners can place drop bags at the Start/Finish Area, labeled with their name, bib number, and aid station. Drop bags will be transported to the aid stations and returned at the conclusion of the race. Runners must collect their drop bags after the race, as they will not be available for pick-up or shipping after race day.
Winners must be present to receive all finisher awards and raffle prizes. No awards or prizes will be mailed.
All spectators, crew, friends, and family are welcome to relax at the start/finish area and enjoy the atmosphere while cheering on their runners. Plenty of food and beverages will be available, as well as a post-race barbeque. Donations from non-participants will be greatly appreciated and passed along to the designated charitable beneficiary.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, so contact ERT today if you or your organization wishes to be represented at the festival.
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