Gold Rush Adventure Challenge.

In 2021 we will not hold a muti day expedition event but the 36 hour at the Mammoth Adventure racing Festival will fill your needs. Sign up at Mammoth/Bishop Adventure Racing Festival.

30 hour race.

Equipment list, rules and FAQ's are available:
Equipment List Rules For Events FAQ's


The Gold Rush Mother Lode name is used on our multi day events which have been run as 3, 4 or 5 day unsupported (no crew) expedition Races. Our 24 and 30 hour races are named Gold Rush Expedition Adventure Challenges. The events take place in the Sierra Mountains of central California. The event route and finish is not disclosed until immediately before the event. The events include hiking/running/orienteering, mountain biking, paddling and rope work. Gold Rush Adventure racing has been hosting events since 2000.  

As competitors we know the training and preparation that go into an event. We want to be sure that you have the safest yet most challenging events. We thank you for preparing for the Gold Rush Expedition Adventure or Gold Rush Mother Lode events.

Our events have been part of the Adventure Racing World Series, USARA and NAARS.

Adventure Racing World Series NAARS USARA