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Overlook Endurance Runs

September 28, 2019
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.

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Lodging: Suggested places to stay
near the finish in Auburn.

Holiday Inn
120 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, CA 95603

Best Western Golden Key
13450 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

Motel 6
1819 Auburn Ravine Rd
Auburn, CA 95603

Qualitiy Inn
13490 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

Comfort Inn
1875 Auburn Ravine Rd
Auburn, CA 95603

Super 8
140 E Hillcrest Dr
Auburn, CA 95603

Foothills Motel
13431 Bowman Road
Auburn, CA 95603




2019 results can be found here.

Race Distances:



Jesse at Let’s Wander Photography caught all the action of the 2019 race. You can see the images here.

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.

Starting Locations:

The 50M and 50K start at the old Foresthill Elementary School at 24750 Main Street, Foresthill, CA.

The 25K starts at Drivers Flat- at the dirt parking- top of Drivers Flat Road. 1/4 mile south of intersection of Drivers Flat and Forest Hill Road in Foresthill, CA.

Cut-off times:

50 Mile: 14 hours
50K: 12 hours
25K: 9.5 hours

Packet Pickup:

Packet pickup is available Friday from 10am- 7pm at:
The Aid Station- Ales and Trails
675 High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
*15% off for runners during pickup hours, 10-7

Bibs will also be available race morning:
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.


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.

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.