FOURMIDABLE 50K

Are you ready to take on the challenge?

FOURMIDABLE HOME

HALF MARATHON+ & 13K

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Date:

February 17, 2018 

8:00 am (50K )

 

Location:

Overlook Park, Auburn CA

Google maps to start

855 Pacific Ave,
Auburn, CA 95603
 
 

NEED A PLACE TO STAY IN AUBURN?

Use the link below, or mention the SingleTrack Running block when calling.

Course information:

Come and participate in one of the most challenging 50K in the Auburn/Cool area. This event has a total accumulative climbing of over 6,000 feet in the 50K.

The name FOURmidable comes from the four major climbs along the course. The 50K runners will start by going down to the river, to then climb back up by using Cardiac hill. After the 5 mile loop runners will reach Gate 142 AS (start area); after getting the hydration and calories they need, runners will run towards the famous No Hands Bridge on their way out and climb up  K2 (aka-Training hill) towards the top of Knickerbocker Canyon  to then descend all the way down to the river. At which moment runners will be right on the other side of the American River canyon which can be seen from the START area. Runners will then climb up the switchbacks back to the Knickerbocker AS to then cross Knickerbocker creek on their way towards Cool AS and then follow the Western States trail towards No Hands AS and on their way up to the finish.

FOUR hills:

  1. K2 (AKA Training Hill)
  2. Knickerbocker (Old Auburn Dam Site)
  3. Overlook hill
  4. Cardiac hill

Less than half mile of road on any distance.

Packet pick up

Packet pick will occur the day before the event from 12 to 6pm at Auburn Running Company. 

Race Morning

ALL RUNNERS MUST CHECK IN RACE MORNING!

If you have picked up your bib the day prior, you MUST check in race morning. Failure to check in will result in a DNS. 

Morning check in will start at 7:00am to 7:45am. 

Parking

Main parking at Auburn Dam Overlook park (ADO). Extra parking is available on Pacific ave. If you park on the Western States equestrian parking lot, please follow their rules posted at the entrance. 

What’s Included

Major Swag

All of STR events are filled with goodies and custom bibs, while we know the killer hills and post race party with plenty of food will make you want to sign up again, we celebrate your finish with major swag. Each STR race has a little different swag because we know nobody needs 14 beer pints, or 12 tshirts.

Aid Stations

All of STR events are full of great aid station with the best available volunteers. The volunteers will help you fill up your bottles and quickly move toward the finish line. Depending on your event distance, our aid stations may include soda, boiled potatoes, candy, gels, electrolyte, salt tablets, and much more.

Cupless Event

Each runner is responsible for bringing their own reusable cup or water bottle. Reusable cups are small, are no problem to carry along while running and will save thousands of cups from being trashed, and possibly blown away littering our beautiful trails. We will have some small collapsible water containers for sale at the event, or we recommend you purchase one in advance at your local running store or online at HydraPouch.

$$ PRIZE INFO $$

 

Total $5,000 prize money will be awarded as following:

Male

1. Place - $1,000

2.Place - $700

3.Place - $500

4.Place - $200

5.Place - $100

Female

1. Place - $1,000

2.Place - $700

3.Place - $500

4.Place - $200

5.Place - $100

$$ COURSE RECORD $$

An extra $500 will be awarded to the first runner who breaks the current course record in each gender. 

Male: Max King - 3:32:36hrs - 2017

Female: Yiou Wang - 4:18:08hrs - 2017

FINISHER & AGE GROUP AWARDS

 

All finisher's of the 50K will receive a finisher's award. 

Age group awards will be presented only to the top place in each of the following age groups. 

19 years old and under
20 to 29 years old
30 to 39 years old
40 to 49 years old
50 to 59 years old
60 to 69 years old
70 + 

SPECTATORS

Six aid stations are provided along the course, 50K runners seeing them a combined seven times.  While most AS have vehicle access, spectators are only allowed at Gate 142 AS (near ADO), No Hands AS, Cool AS (day/year pass required).

50K Aid station table:

Strava shows a total of 5,947 feet of climbing on this course. Mapped with Garmin 220.

Subject to variations between other runners and any other form of measurement. 

AID STATIONS:

Aid stations will supply water, electrolyte drink, gels, salt tablets, soda, some snacks, and of course, boiled potatoes.

Aid Station Mile Next Aid Spectators Cutoff
Start at the Overlook Park 0 5.4 YES ----
Gate 142 AS 5.4 4.2 YES (Walk in) ----
No Hands AS 9.6 3.8 YES (Walk in) ----
Knickerbocker AS 13.4 4.6 NO 11:38am (16 minute/mile)
Knickerbocker AS 18.0 5.4 NO 1:00pm (16:28 minute/mile)
Cool AS 23.4 3.8 YES (Day/Year pass required) 2:30pm (16:30 minute/mile)
No Hands AS 27.2 4.0 YES (Walk in) 3:40pm (16:47 minute/mile)
50K Finish 31.2   YES  

 

 

FOURMIDABLE HOME

HALF MARATHON+ & 13K

Are you ready to take on the challenge?