Gold Rush Adventure Racing

Gold Rush is dedicated to promoting and encouraging Adventure Racing in Northern California and beyond

Events run under permit from:ForestServiceShield Color

30 Hour and 8 hour cancelled.

Racers, We hope that you are all healthy and staying safe among the coronavirus. We know that many people have been impacted medically, financially and emotionally during this time of quarantine and uncertainty.
Since we will not hold our planned July 18-19 30-hour and 8-hour races, we will instead have a Covid safe get together at Lake McClure. If you would like to join us please email.
Yours in outdoors dreaming,
Gold Rush Adventure Racing

Keep training and practicing your map and compass skills, we will get through this eventually.

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Day 'O' » - Saturday February 29th 2020.    Peoria Mountain, near New Melones Lake. 9am.Put it on your calendar

Night 'O' » - Saturday April 4th 2020.    Barrett Cove, Lake McClure. Put it on your calendar.

8 hr Summer Challenge» - Saturday July 18th 2020. Lake McClure. Held in conjunction with the 30 hour race.
Eventbrite - Gold Rush 30 Hour Adventure Challenge.

30 Hour Adventure Challenge» - Saturday July 18th into Sunday July 19th 2020. Lake McClure, Sierra Foothills.
Eventbrite - Gold Rush 30 Hour Adventure Challenge.

See the events pages for full details.

As details of the events are confirmed, the web site will be updated with those new details.


30 hour, 2020.

In 2018 the Fergusson fire prevented the race from being run. In 2017, team 'Bones ' was first across the line. Start training for 2020. Encourage your friends to race and we can raise the prize purse!
Bones at the finish last year.
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2017 8 Hour Results

Race Report from team 'And Loving It':--Team 'And Loving It' Race Report from 2017

Summer Challenge 2020


A great and easy to do race. Get your team together for this one day event. Or stick around and make it a weekend and enjoy the recreation opportunities and camping at Lake Melones.

July 2020. A 12 hour adventure race with hiking, biking and paddling.

2017 Summer Challenge Results

AR History Project...


Adventure Racing History Project

The AR History project will collect information about past AR events. Starting in the late 1970's , Adventure Racing had only a few major events until the sport began to blossom in 2000. We still have the chance to collect the complete history of Adventure Racing. In just a few days, we will provide the link to the AR History Project Site where we can all begin to fill out the history of Adventure racing.

Thanks for your support.

Night Orienteering at Lake McClure. Brush up on your orienteering.
The results from the Night 'O' are posted. Details

Last year 'Team Lucky' scored first place in the Night 'O'. The actual event had clear skies but only a sliver of moon.

Night O Picture

Gold Rush Mother Lode is excited to have been a North American Adventure Racing Series Championship event.


Join the NAARS Adventure Racing Discussion Community. Talk AR,gear,races and more. 

North American Adventure Racing Series

Gold Rush Mother Lode is excited to support the Adventure Racing World Series .The AR World Series is an international circuit of the world's best adventure races and culminates annually in the Adventure Racing World Championship.

Adventure Racing World Series

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