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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 best, this race is for you! We are excited to continue our partnership with the City of Folsom as our start line and hospitality host.

The race also features a 25- mile event beginning at Beal’s Point and finishing in Auburn, as well as 10-mile event beginning at Rattlesnake Bar and also finishing in Auburn.

THREE epic races, one scenic area!

The Race

Music, motivational quote signs, superb aid stations and encouraging volunteers will inspire you all the way to Auburn. At the finish line, the AR50 finishers will be awarded your one of a kind Finisher's Athleisure Lightweight Pull Over Embroidered Hoody. Finishers of the races will receive classic AR medallion. After the finish, enjoy our post race festivities and celebratory post race eats, homemade divine dessert and refreshing beverages!!

Great Support

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Altra, and all of our generous sponsors and heartfelt volunteers. Without their support, we could not stage these events.

Enjoy the Journey,
Julie Fingar
Race Director


At 6:00am on Saturday, April 6th, 2024, the American River 50 Mile Endurance Run will start at Folsom Point.

Coming back for 2024, the American River 25 Mile Run will start at 7AM at Beals Point.

And also coming back for 2024 American River 10 Mile Run will start at 9AM at Rattlesnake Bar. We hope to see you there.

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