American River Endurance Runs, Presented by Altra – The Trails are Calling!

February 14, 2024

Run into spring at AR50, AR25 or AR10 slated for April 6, 2024

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 45th year. The prestigious race event brings together veterans, first-timers, and runners traveling from out of the country.

Taking place on Saturday, April 6, 2024, the event features three 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. Also in the lineup, there is now a 10-mile event, AR10, beginning at Rattlesnake Bar 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.

Rattlesnake Bar is where the action begins for our 10 mile competitors. They too will journey to the same finish line as our AR 50 and 25 runners. Rattlesnake Bar marks a pivotal aid station for all runners and indicates to all that they are entering the home stretch of each race.

The final stretch is filled with motivational mile marker signs, the sounds of congratulatory cow bells and energetic cheerleaders while they run their 2.5 victory miles climbing up 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
  • CRAFT Technical race shirt
  • Finisher medallion for all race distances- hand made by Sam Fiandaca
  • Rally towel for all race distance finishers
  • Finisher athleisure lightweight pullover embroidered technical zip for AR50
  • 10 well stocked aid stations
  • B-tag timing with live tracking and results
  • Post-race party with hearty eats, refreshing beer and a soothing massage

To RSVP for the second largest 50 mile endurance run in the United States, visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2024/74252/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.

About the City of Folsom

Folsom is a dynamic and contemporary city with strong roots in gold rush and railroad history. Beautifully located between Folsom Lake and the shores of Lake Natoma, Folsom is a recreational paradise with 56-plus miles of trails providing easy access for runners, paddlers, boaters and cyclists. The iconic Johnny Cash Trail is a great addition to the extensive trail system. With 46 parks, a year-round Aquatic Center and a very temperate climate, Folsom is a frequent host for a wide variety of sporting events. The revitalized Historic District is a big draw with shopping, dining and history in a quaint, walkable downtown. The Harris Center, a 50 million dollar performing arts venue, brings major entertainment into the community. Lean more about the City of Folsom at www.VisitFolsom.com.



Julie Fingar