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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. Two 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, you will be awarded your one of a kind Finisher's Athleisure Lightweight Pull Over Embroidered Hoody and classic AR50 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

Dana Gard discusses the new course

Trail Runner Nation talks to AR50 course creator Dana Gard. Listen below.


At 6:00am on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, the American River 50 Mile Endurance Run AND the American River 25 Mile Run will return (starting at 7AM), and we hope to see you there.

We're back!! And we will have brownies!!

Runner Tracking for AR25/AR50 2022

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Letter from the Folsom Tourism Bureau

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