American River 50 Mile Endurance Run

Folsom, CA

Folsom Point, 1000 E Natoma St, Folsom, 95630, CA, USA

Sat 1st April 2023

1 race

Organiser's Description

American River has become the second largest 50 miler in the United States. The race attracts both veterans and novices alike. Whether you are attempting your first 50 miler or seeking a personal record, this race is for you! We are excited to partner with the City of Folsom as host to our new start line. We have also added a 25 miler event, starting in Beals Point.  Two races, one scenic area!
Music, motivational quote signs, superb aid stations and encouraging volunteers will inspire you all the way to Auburn. At the finish line, you will be awarded your one of a kind Patagonia finisher’s jacket and classic AR50 medallion. After the finish, enjoy our post race festivities and barbeque at Joe’s Café.
The race begins at the Folsom Lake Marina at Brown’s Ravine. Runners will traverse the park road for 1 mile before hitting the majestic Brown’s Raving single track trails. Runners will make their way to Folsom Point, then along the Folsom Dam, across the Walker Bridge to the south side Lake Natoma before rejoining (our existing course) at the Nimbus Bluffs.
Upon descending from the Nimbus Bluffs, the course will re-connect with the bike trail and intermix with fire roads and single track trails through mile 22. From mile 22 to mile 27, the course re-joins the pavement. After reaching Beal’s Point, runners will enjoy single track trails for the duration of the run to Auburn. At mile 46, runners will climb the infamous “Dam Wall.” Runners will be greeted at the summit by the Last Gasp aid station. With 3 miles to go, motivational mile mark signs, will boost your spirits as you tackle the last climb. The “Party at Mile 49” with cheering enthusiasts, an inflatable frog and ice cold cokes will send you off on your victory mile to Auburn.
The AR25 course will start at Beale’s Point and will follow the AR50 course up to Auburn Overlook!! This event will start at 7AM, and there will be an option to take a bus in the morning from the Overlook down to Beale’s (however, there will not be a bus from the Overlook to Beale’s). You will have the same time frame to finish the 25 miles, as AR50 does (must finish by 8PM).


  • American River 50 Mile Endurance Run


  • American River 50 Mile Endurance Run


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Folsom, CA

American River 50 Mile Endurance Run

Apr 1, 2023