Gold Rush Mother Lode.


Gold Rush Expedition Adventure Races.

Saturday/Sunday November 11th/12th 2017

Return of the 'Cold Rush'. Our flagship end of year event will this year be a 30 hour event on November 11/12th with check in on the 10th. An expedition event with the chance of cooler weather and bringing back the classic days of the early Gold Rush events where you had to be ready for anything.

Eventbrite - Gold Rush 30 Hour Adventure Challenge.

The 2017 Gold Rush 30 hour event will showcase remote parts of Northern California. We welcome 3 and 4 person teams from all over North America.

More details to be announced soon.

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 Races. The events take place in the Sierra Mountains of central California. The event route and finish is not disclosed until immediately before the event. Check-in and registration are prior to the event which is usually held in September. The events include hiking/running/orienteering, mountain biking, paddling and rope work. 

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



Exanples of equipment, rules and some frequently asked questions: Equipment List Rules For Events FAQ's