Race Info

 October 13, 2014
Please, note: 
Due to the oncoming storm & the projected rainfall, the Auburn State Recreation State Parks have decided that crossing the American River on Saturday could put runners and volunteers safety, at risk. Putting safety first, the Superintendent of the Auburn Recreation State Parks will not allow runners to cross the American River on Saturday. Working closely with the State Parks I have come up with alternative courses for 30 km and 50 km. The course will not have the river crossing, that we had all looked forward to, but will keep runners on as much of the Western States Trail as possible. Please, ALL races will start at the Overlook Park. Start times remain the same, 50 km 8 am, 30 km and 15 km 10 am. The 15 km course will remain the same. I will post course descriptions for 50 km and 30 km, shortly. Maps of courses will be provided at runner packet pick-up on Friday and Saturday.
Registration is now closed on UltraSign up. We will be accepting entries Friday, October 14th, at Auburn Running Co and the start of each event on race day.
Everything you need to know to participate in the Overlook Endurance Runs on October 15,2016.  Course Details
There are three distances from which to choose. Select one below for details on aid stations, maps, and course elevation/profile.

Start Times

  • The 50k race starts at 8:00am.
  • The 30k race will start at 10am.
  • The 15k race will start at 10 am.

Start Location
The 50k will start at the Maga’s Cafe at 24482 Main Street, Foresthill, CA.

The 30k will start at dirt parking top of Driver’s Flat Road. 1/4 mile south of intersection of Driver’s Flat and Forest Hill Road in Foresthill, CA

The 15k will start and finish at the Overlook Park, 855 Pacific Ave, Auburn.

From I-80 take the Auburn/Foresthill exit, continue east on the Auburn Ravine Road/Foresthill Road for 16.8 miles. Turn right onto Main Street(runs parallel to Foresthill Road), then proceed about 0.20 of a mile. The start at the Stone’s Brew will be on the right.

Finish Location

All races finish at the American River Canyon Overlook Park (Auburn Dam Overlook) 855 Pacific Avenue, Auburn, CA.

Heading east on I-80 take the Auburn Folsom Road/Maple Street exit toward Auburn, turn left on High Street, turn right on Pleasant Avenue, then slight left on Pacific Avenue. The park will be on the left.

Heading west on I-80 take the CA-193 E/CA-49 exit toward Placerville, turn left on Lincoln Way, turn right on Oakwood Drive, turn left on High Street, turn left on Pleasant Avenue, then slight left on Pacific Avenue. The park will be on the left.

Shuttle to Start

50 km: Shuttle buses will be available from the finish at the Auburn Dam Overlook in Auburn to the start at the Stone’s Brew, 24482 Main Street in Foresthill.
30 km: Shuttle buses will be available from the finish to the top of Drivers Flat Road.

15 km: Bonus, no shuttle bus needed! Starts and finishes at the Overlook!

Below are the shuttle departure times:

    • 50km:  6:30am  
    • 30k:   8:45am

Drop bags from start to finish will be provided for all runner’s-including race day entrants.

Bib Pickup

Auburn Running Company 833 Lincoln Way, Auburn:
Friday, October 14th, 2016 10:00am – 7:00pm

Race Day Bib Pickup:
50 km:
Maga’s Cafe 24482 Main Street, Foresthill:

Drivers Flat Parking Area (starting area)

15 k:
Overlook Park, 855 Pacific Ave, Auburn.

Crews and Supporters

Crews are welcome to support runners. Due to aid station locations, some crew access requires foot travel from 1 to 2 miles.

Crews are permitted at the following aid stations:

Rucky Chucky (on foot access only)

No Hands Bridge

Aid Station Directions

Provided below are crew driving directions to aid stations. Mileage is approximate, your distance may vary. Some aid stations require hiking 1-2 miles along unpaved, rough roads, or trails. Access aid stations at your own risk.

  • Rucky Chucky

West on Foresthill Rd – 9 miles
Left on Drivers Flat Rd – 0.4 miles
– Park in Drivers Flat Staging Area
– Parking Fee Required
– Hike down dirt road on left to Rucky Chucky – 2 miles

  • No Hands

Drive up Drivers Flat Rd – 0.4 miles
Left on Foresthill Rd – 4.5 miles
Left on Old Auburn Foresthill Rd – 3.2 miles
Left on CA-49 – 3.4 miles
– Park along west side of CA 49 after crossing bridge
– Hike on dirt road to No Hands Bridge approximately 0.1 miles,

Auburn Dam Overlook Park Aid Station – Finish Line
* From No Hands Bridge Aid Station (3.6 miles):

West on CA-49 to T-intersection – 0.1 miles
Left on El Dorado St (CA-49) – 2.5 miles
Continue straight onto High St – 0.5 miles
Left on Pleasant Ave – 0.3 miles
Continue straight onto Pacific Ave – 0.2 miles
– Auburn Dam Overlook Park is on the left


Results will be posted on the Overlook Endurance Runs website after the race.


1:00p Rucky Chucky: mile 16 for the 50k

New for 2016: We are a cupless race!

All entrants will receive an UltraSpire C2Cup at Bib pick-up. Thank you, Auburn Running Co for making this happen.


All finishers will receive a custom Overlook Endurance Runs technical shirt and trail hat & Drymax Overlook socks. Top Dog awards for top 3 male and female finishers for each race. Top 200 a bottle of craft beer designed and made by special brew master Tara Steinmetz.

Post Race BBQ

All runners, pacers, crew & family are invited to post race BBQ at Overlook Park.

No Refunds will be provided. If races fill we will accept a transfer to another runner for a nominal fee.

Changing Distances
Registered runners can switch distances through August 30th. A check must be sent to cover differences if moving up in distance. There will be no refund for moving down in distance.

Gordy Ainsleigh at the Finish Line

Gordy Ainsleigh at the Finish Line

Some of the course views of the American River.

Some of the course views of the American River.