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

We will have an abbreviated calendar in 2019 as we take a break after 20 years of promoting adventure races in Northern California. We appreciate everyone's support and we know that Adventure Racing is prospering with the World Series Qualifier in Orgeon

The Summer Challenge and 30 hour races will not be held this year.

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Day 'O' » - Saturday February 23rd 2019.    Exchequer Park at Lake McClure.Put it on your calendar

Night 'O' » - Saturday March 23rd 2019.    Exchequer Park at Lake McClure. Put it on your calendar.

Summer Challenge» - Saturday May 18th 2019. Location TBA. Results from 2018.

30 Hour» - Saturday/Sunday July 13th/14th 2019. Sierra Mountains.

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, August 11th/12th 2017.

In 2018 the Fergusson fire prevented the race from being run. In 2017, team 'Bones ' was first across the line. In 2019 who is going to win? Get your entries in. 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 2018


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.

Saturday June 16th. Tuttletown Recreation Area at New Melones Lake. Two events, 4 and 12 hour, adventure races 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

This 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 be the 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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