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American River 25 and 50 - CANCELLED

Due to the rapidly developing Coronavirus COVID-19 situation, we have just been mandated to Cancel the American River 25- and 50-Mile Endurance Run. Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health have updated their policy to counter the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have recommend that non-essential events be postponed or cancelled.

We know all of you have been training for months in preparation for our event. All of us at NorCalUltras were looking forward to a great event and are saddened to inform you of the news. We are looking to postpone the event to a later date and will be in touch with more information. We encourage everyone to continue to practice the safety measures provided by the CDC. Thank you for understanding

NorCalUltras Mission Statement - COVID19

For more information please refer to the Governor’s website (https://gov.ca.gov) and the California State Parks’ website (https://www.parks.ca.gov/) for more information.


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 jacket and classic AR50 medallion. After the finish, enjoy our post race festivities and food at Joe's Café AND our celebratory beer garden!

Great Support

Thank you to 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

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AR50 2019 Bib Assignment

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Final Runner Confirmation for 2019

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AR50 2019 Confirmation

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