Overlook Endurance Runs

September 29, 2018
Foresthill, CA

run on the historic western states trail
at the race created by the legendary Ann Trason


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pick your distance- 50Mile, 50K or 25K.
Following in the Tevis Cup and WS100 tradition: Point to Point runs and a River Crossing!

Created by the legendary Ann Trason, the Overlook Endurance Runs primarily follow the historic Western States trail. While the races have different starting locations, they finish at the same place: Overlook Park in Auburn.

The 50M and 50K both start at the Old Elementary School in the historic town of Foresthill, then descend down the Cal loop to Rucky Chucky and continue along the Middle Fork of the American River on the Tevis Cup and Western States trails before crossing the river at Poverty Bar. The 50K continues on Quarry Rd then across No Hands Bridge, and finishing in Auburn at the American River Canyon Overlook Park (Auburn Dam Overlook). The 50M will head up dead Truck to the WS Trail, past ALT to Brown's Bar, drop down to Quarry and cross Hwy 49. From there it is up to Cool, down the Coffer loop, to the infamous K2 training hill descent to rejoin the other distances at No Hands Bridge.

The 25K run starts at the top of Drivers Flat Road. After a swooping descent down Drivers Flat to the Tevis Cup Trail, it then merges with the 50K course to Auburn.

Highlights for all distances include following old mining roads and trails along the river, holding onto a rope 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 passing Robie Point on the way to the finish at the American River Canyon Overlook. And YES, all distances will have 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.

50 Mile Course

  Overlook 50 Mile Course- click map to download pdf file

Overlook 50 Mile Course- click map to download pdf file

50k Course

  Overlook 50k Course- click map to download pdf file

Overlook 50k Course- click map to download pdf file

25k Course

  Overlook 25k Course- click map to download pdf file

Overlook 25k Course- click map to download pdf file


Race Start Times:

The 50 Mile start time is 6:00 am.
The 50K start time is 8:00 am.
The 25K start time is: 10:30 am.

Cut-off times:

50 Mile:

Packet Pickup:

Bibs will be handed out race morning only:
50 Mile at the start in Foresthill from 5:00am-5:45am.
50K at the start in Foresthill from 6:45am-7:50am
25K at the start at Drivers Flat from 8:45am-9:50am
Our famous race swag will be waiting for you at the finish line.


To put it simply- our volunteers allow us to do what we do! We show our appreciation to all of our volunteers with great swag and an invitation to our finish-line party. If you'd like to help out please click HERE.

Event Photography:

Scott Rokis will be on hand to capture the event.

Cancellation Policy:

We have a NO REFUND, DEFERRAL OR TRANSFER POLICY. It is very expensive and time consuming to organize and produce a trail running event. Most costs (swag, insurance, application and permit fees, emergency services, preparation time, etc.) have been incurred well in advance. Even a small percentage of runners requesting refunds, deferrals or transfers would be prohibitive. Thank you for your understanding.