PIONEER SPIRIT 50 MILER | SOLO OR 2 PERSON RELAY
Cool Staging Area - Click here for map
Date & time:
July 29, 2017
Race will start promptly at 5:00am
From Cool to Folsom; this course follows the Nineteenth Century gold miners path along the North Fork of the American River.
This path was worn in by miners in search of a good sand bar for gold panning.
Eventually their path would become known as the Pioneer Express Trail: the most express route from the gold fields along the American river to Folsom.
The course starts at the Cool Horse Staging Area in Cool, CA., runners will complete a clover leaf style loop and then will connect to the Pioneer Express Trail toward Folsom by using the Western States trail. The race will end along the American River Bike path at Beals Point Recreation Area, where camping and lake access is available.
The course is 99% trail.
Bring your swim suits, there is water on the lake!
50 mile finishers will receive a long sleeve jacket and relay finishers will receive a long sleeve Tee along with all the extra swag STR is known for.
Pacer are only to join the runner at designated spots. Please, see the chart below for detailed instructions.
Pacers are not allowed in the Relay race.
Come test your limits as a team! - You and another of your friends can run all the way from Cool, CA to Folsom, CA
Only one runner at a time. This event consist of Two legs:
1st leg - From Cool to Auburn Overlook point (24.1 miles**)
2nd leg - From Auburn (gate 142 AS) to Finish at Beals Point recreation area (25.9 miles**)
**All distances are approximate.
Cut off times:
The event will have a total allotted time of 14:00hrs. See chart below for cutoff times along the course
Runners will have to switch bib numbers. We recommend using a running belt to quickly switch the number between runners.
|Aid Station||Mile||Next Aid||Drop Bag||Crew||Cutoff||Pacer Pickup||Relay Exchange||Live Tracking|
|Cool Staging Area||16.9||3.4||YES||YES||----||----||----||----|
|No Hands Bridge||20.3||5.2||NO||YES (Walk in only)||----||----||----||----|
|Gate 142 AS||25.5||2.8||YES||YES (Walk in only)||12:00pm Strict (16:28min/mi)||----||YES||YES|
|Rattlesnake Bar||34.3||2.8||NO||YES||2:30pm Strict (16:37min/mi)||YES||----||----|
|Granite Bay||43.6||6.4||YES||YES||5:12pm Strict (16:47min/mi)||YES||----||YES|
|Beals Point rec. area - Finish Line||50.00||YES||YES||7:00pm (16:48min/mi)||YES||----||YES|
Runners must check in at each aid station.
All cutoff times will be enforced
All distances are approximate
**The elevation and distance shown above is not accurate, this course has over 7,000 feet of vertical gain and 50 miles in length, Be prepared!**