FORESTHILL UPHILL CHALLENGE 1K
December 10, 2016
Start Location: Click here for map
139 Old Foresthill rd.
Auburn CA 95603
Be part of Auburn's uphill challenge. Climb up to the tallest bridge in California, the Foresthill bridge, 730' feet high.
This course has an average slope of 27% and max slope of 63%. The total distance is about .62 mile or 1 Kilometer from start to finish, but all the climbing is done in under half a mile.
Runners who complete it under 10 minutes will receive a special award, as well as top male and female runners. Awards will also be given to the youngest and wisest (oldest) runner.
The 2015 event was a great success with runners ranging from 11 years of age to 58 years young. Runners under 8 y/o are encouraged to be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
This event is capped to only 100 runners and will sell out as it did last year. Register early and secure your spot.
Runners will start in a staggered formation, two runners will start every two minutes starting at 9:00am which makes it really an spectator friendly event. Come out and test yourself or cheer on runners while they scramble their way up the hill.
Starting times will be on a first come basis. Runner's will be lined up and ready to start at 9:00am. Only two runners may start together and will appointed by race staff.
Hiking/Running poles are not allowed. That includes any stick, whether is natural or not.
Headphones are NOT allowed during the race.
Costumes are encourage.
Dogs are not allowed on the race course. Spectators must keep their dogs leashed at all times.
Transportation and Parking
There is no shuttles to the start from the finish area. Runners can be dropped off at the start (bottom of the hill) and spectators can then wait for the runner at the finish (top of the hill), or Runners can drive to the finish line area and then hike down to the start. There is a switchback/fire-road all the way to the start. It is about 1 mile down, please plan your time accordingly.
Click here for map to the finish line/parking area. (We reserve the right to make any changes to the parking area, in 2015 we were not able to access the lot because of permitting issues the day before the race. Plenty of parking was available at the bottom of the hill)