American River 50-Mile Endurance Run, Presented by Altra – The Trails are Calling!

February 1, 2022

Run into the new year at AR50 or AR25, slated for April 2, 2022

Auburn, CA /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – American River 50-Mile Endurance Run (AR50), presented by Altra, the iconic, historic and second-largest 50-mile endurance run in the United States is returning for its 43rd year. The prestigious race event brings together veterans, first-timers, and runners traveling from out of the country.

Taking place on Saturday, April 2, 2022, the event features two epic races on Folsom’s most scenic trails. In addition to the AR50, the event will also feature a 25-mile event, AR25, beginning at Beal’s Point and finishing in Auburn.

“Whether you are attempting your first 50 miler or simply seeking a personal best, this race is for you,” said Julie Fingar, race director. “We are incredibly grateful for our continued partnership with the City of Folsom as our start line and hospitality host, as well as our generous sponsors and heartfelt volunteers. These events would not be possible without your support!”

AR50 begins at Folsom Point at the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Athletes will attempt their fastest race with the Folsom Lake sparkling in the background as they begin their 50-mile journey on single track trails. The course travels over the Lake Natoma Crossing bridge, reaches the American River Bike Trail and up to Hazel Bluffs.

At Beal’s Point, the 25-milers will start their portion of the race and the 50-milers will continue to push through the second half of their race.

Runners will continue to test their physical and mental abilities from Granite Bay State Park, (home of the Pioneer Express Trail) and to Dowdin’s Post, where the trail travels to the infamous “Dam Wall.” Runners begin the dramatic climb to the summit and are greeted by the “Party at Last Gasp.”

Runners reach the home stretch with motivational mile marker signs, the sounds of congratulatory cow bells and energetic cheerleaders while they run their 2.5 victory miles to cross the finish line in Auburn.

Runners can look forward to the following products, gear, giveaways, and post-race entertainment:

  • NorCalUltras goody swag bag filled with GU Energy products
  • CRAFT technical race shirt
  • CRAFT 15% off coupon for one full priced item
  • Finisher medallion
  • Finisher athleisure lightweight pullover embroidered hoody for AR50
  • GU nutrition on course
  • B-tag timing
  • Post-race party with hearty eats, refreshing beer and a soothing massage

To RSVP for the second largest endurance run in the United States, visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2022/55361/american-river-50 or contact Julie Fingar at Julie@norcalultras.com.

About NorCalUltras

NorCalUltras is Northern California’s premiere ultrarunning event management company. NorCalUltras trail races are renowned for providing runners with first class experience from start to finish. Each endurance race features excellent, well-marked courses, a professionally organized race team, top of the line swag and remarkable post-race festivities. For more information visit www.norcalultras.com.



Julie Fingar