Northern California’s 4 and 12 hr run, ride and paddle adventure races.

 

Held on June 17th 2017

4 hour and 12 hour events.

Come and join us in 2018 or at our November event in 2017.

Congratulations to all 35 racers who tackled the Gold Rush AR Summer Challenge 4 or 12-Hour courses yesterday. It was a blazingly hot day which made the race even more of an adventure--so kudos to everyone who got out there on all or part of the course!


4-Hour Course Top Placings
1st place Last Chance
2nd place Try2
3rd Place Water & Rock

12-Hour Course Top Places
1st place Hombres de Maiz
2nd place Searching for Cataan
3rd place The Almighty Tallest

Gold Rush Summer Challenge 2017 detailed Results are:

4 Hr Results
Pos Finish Time Team # Team Name Penalties Team Size Notes
1 3:38 161 Last Chance 4 Full Course
2 4:18 137 Try2 36min 2 1cp + 18 min over cutoff
3 4:35 153 Water and Rock 70min + 1cp 2 35 min over cutoff
4 5:56 160 Chico and the Man 102 + 3cp 3 156 min over cutoff
5 7:46 136 Crepitus 452 + 7cp 3 226 min over cutoff
6 DNF 135 Dominate 2 Got 12 cp
7 DNF 158 Fish Legs 2 Got 7cp

12 Hour Results
Pos Finish Time Team # Team Name TA1 Time TA2 Time Penalties Team Size Notes
1 9:55 154 Hombres de Maiz 1:38 5:40 0 2
2 10:35 155 Searching for Catan 1:27 5:47 Missed 2cp 2
3 11:39 156 Almighty Tallest 1:53 6:59 Missed 2cp 2
4 11:45 132 One Big Guy 1:50 7:41 Missed 8cp 1
5 11:51 139 Irken Invaders 1:43 7:17 Missed 9cp 3
6 11:54 138 Sweat Sisters 1:26 6:44 Missed 9cp 3
7 DNF 157 Why Not? 2:09 3:57 2 Drop after paddle


Thank you to our race prize supporters: Peets Dryers, Tiger Balm, KT Tape, Mammut, Sock Guy, The Right Stuff. And as always, thank you your dedicated Gold Rush team of volunteers who made all parts of this race possible. We loved seeing everyone's happy and sunblocked faces after the race and hearing your stories. We hope you are all rehydrated and that your body temps have returned to normal--and that you're all now ready to join us in November for the Cold Rush! (Watch this page for upcoming details) Follow us on Instagram 'goldrushadventureracing' to see finisher photos!

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The 2017 event was held on June 17th based at New Melones Lake in the Sierra Foothills. The event started at 8 am for both the 4hr and 12 hr events. In both events the course is planned to have approximately equal segments, by time, of paddling, biking and run/hike.

 

Summer Challenge Information Packet

COME EXPERIENCE THE WILDERNESS OF THE BEAUTIFUL LAKES AND HILLS OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.

Map eg

Map from 2015 event.