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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! Music, motivational quote signs, superb aid stations and encouraging volunteers will inspire you all the way to Auburn.
Up to 250 horses and their riders compete each year under a mid-summer full moon, starting near Squaw Valley and crossing the rugged passes and canyons of the Sierra Nevada.
Rich in gold rush nostalgia, and blessed with breathtaking beauty, the Middle Fork of the American winds its way through a deep and remote canyon in the heart of the Mother Lode. Alternately wild and serene, the Middle Fork offers a combination of thrills, excitement and quiet wilderness.
Invite your friends! California’s varied array of rivers ensures that any individual or group can find a trip that’s perfect for them