American river 50

Discover the Thrill of the American River 50: A Race for Every Runner!

Embrace the Challenge and Scenic Beauty of the American River 50

Welcome to the American River 50, a hallmark event that has soared to become the second largest 50-miler in the United States! Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of the American River area, this race is a beacon for runners of every stripe – from those lacing up for their first ultra-distance challenge to seasoned veterans chasing a new personal best.

A Trio of Races to Suit Every Runner

This year, on April 6, 2024, we’re not just about the 50-miler. The American River 50 is proud to offer a spectrum of distances to cater to every level of endurance. Whether you’re ready to tackle the full 50 miles, aim for a mid-distance challenge with our 25-mile event starting from Beal’s Point, or set your sights on the accessible 10-mile race kicking off at Rattlesnake Bar, we have something just for you. All routes converge in the historic Auburn, promising a spectacular finish for all.

More Than Just a Race

The American River 50 is an experience. From the moment you set off from our starting line in the City of Folsom, you’ll be enveloped in an atmosphere of inspiration and encouragement. Music to lift your spirits, motivational quote signs to push you further, superb aid stations stocked with everything you need, and the most encouraging volunteers cheering you on every step of the way.

And the reward for your Herculean effort? A unique Finisher’s Athleisure Lightweight Pullover Embroidered Hoody awaits every AR50 finisher, not to mention the classic AR medallion that signifies your incredible achievement. But it doesn’t end at the finish line; our post-race festivities offer a chance to celebrate with fellow runners over divine homemade desserts, refreshing beverages, and a hearty post-race meal.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Journey

So, whether you’re stepping into the world of ultra-running, or you’re an experienced runner looking for an event that offers more than just a race, the American River 50 is your destination. With its stunning scenery, exceptional organization, and a community that embraces every participant, it’s more than a race; it’s an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. Register now and be part of something truly epic!


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