The premiere world-class 1-day, 100 miles endurance run from Squaw Valley though Foresthill - Hub of the Western States Trail, to Auburn CA. The Western States Endurance Run is one of the oldest ultra trail events in the world and certainly one of the most challenging. It takes place on the full moon weekend in June.
The trail ascends from the Squaw Valley floor (elevation 6,200 feet) to Emigrant Pass (elevation 8,750 feet), a climb of 2,550 vertical feet in the first 4½ miles. From the pass, following the original trails used by the gold and silver miners of the 1850’s, runners travel west, climbing another 15,540 feet and descending 22,970 feet before reaching Auburn.
Most of the trail passes through remote and rugged territory, accessible only to hikers, horses and helicopters.
Runners, support teams and time keepers are cordially hosted by the Foresthill Community throughout the 24 hour event. Volunteers support the runners at Robinson's Flat, Michigan Bluff and Foresthill Elementary School. Spectators line the route to cheer on the runners as they pass mile 70 on their way through Foresthill to the finish line in Auburn.