Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Run

WHEN: Saturday – March 26, 2016
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WHERE: American River Canyon Overlook Park
855 Pacific Ave.
Auburn, CA 95603
COST: 5K: $35 / 10K: $45 / Half: $55 / 35K: $65
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
(415) 320-6220
Congratulations Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Runners!
Results and photos are now available.


Knickerbocker Canyon 2016Participants of this race will run along the historic Western States trail, out to “No Hands Bridge”, then tackle one of the toughest climbs in the area: the dreaded K2 training hill. The 5K and 10K courses include killer single-track trails along the banks and canyons of the American River; the Half Marathon and 35K cross “No Hands Bridge”, up K2 then towards Cool, CA. If you’re in it for the long haul, you will head back down to the River the ascend the the long series of switchbacks, known as the “Dam Hill”. The course is varied and far from monotonous, allowing runners to push past discomfort and focus on what’s enjoyable.

Park information: American River Canyon Overlook Park, Auburn SRA

Location: American River Canyon Overlook Park, Auburn, CA

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016

Events: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 35K

Check-In & Bib Pickup:

      Early Pickup
Friday, March 25
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fleet Feet, Roseville
1850 Douglas Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95661
Fleet Feet
      Race Morning
Saturday, March 26
7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
American River Canyon Overlook Park
Auburn, CA

Start Times: 5K – 9:15
                       10K – 9:00 AM
                       Half Marathon – 8:30 AM
                       35K – 8:30 AM

Time Limit: There is a 6.5 HOUR limit for the 35K.

Parking: Parking is free and available within the American River Overlook park, and adjacent streets. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.

Race Capacity: The Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Run will have a capacity of 300 runners, across all distances.

Weather Forecast for Auburn, CA:

High 90°/Low 62°
High 84°/Low 56°
High 76°/Low 48°
High 71°/Low 48°


ITR Refund Policy:
Entry fees to our trail runs are non-refundable. With advanced notice, we are happy to transfer part of your entry fee (75% up to two weeks of the event, 50% from 2 weeks up to 72 hours of the event) to a future ITR event. Only registered runners can participate, and you cannot exchange your entry with another runner.

Awards & Shirts


Overall winners of each race distance will receive a medal, a custom glass Stein and an item from the Inside Trail Racing schwag bag.

All other finishers will receive a custom medal with the race logo.

The Dead Last Finisher (DLF) in each even will receive a custom award.

Age-group medals (3 deep) will be awarded in the following categories, for both males and females:
     ● 19 and under
     ● 20 – 29
     ● 30 – 39
     ● 40 – 49
     ● 50 – 59
     ● 60 – 69
     ● 70 and over



All registered runners will receive a Greenlayer Sports Evolution technical fabric shirt. Your favorite training tee has been updated for the new season. Made from super soft moisture-wicking fabric, the Evolution Short Sleeve Tee offers the perfect blend of performance, fit and design at an exceptional price point. The Greenlayer logo is featured in a color popping contrast color on the left sleeve.

Fabric: 150g 50% recycled polyester 50% polyester

To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by March 12, 2016.

Course Info

Course Map

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A courses are subject to change if the weather or park service demands it.

Turn by Turn Directions

Aid Station Distances

Elevation Charts

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Aid Stations

At Inside Trail Racing aid stations it’s like an all you can eat buffet, but this is a race, so don’t linger too long. Expect to find variety at all of our aid stations, including a plethora of Clif Shot Gels, Clif Bars, and Gu Chomps as well as sweet and salty offerings like trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, regular soda (Coke or Pepsi), Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J finger sandwiches, M&M’s, Mike & Ike’s, salt tablets… you get the idea. There will also be general first aid items but no anti-inflammatory medicine. As distances between aid station vary, we strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.



Distance Name Age Year Time
5K – Male Ross McMahan 46 2016 26:52
5K – Female Chloe Romero 24 2015 34:57
10K – Male George Price 31 2016 47:03
10K – Female Ally Reite 29 2016 59:45
Half Marathon – Male Anthony Fagundes 26 2016 1:35:38
Half Marathon – Female Florence Bonvin 32 2016 2:07:43
35K – Male Erik Strabel 34 2016 2:33:17
35K – Female Lindsay Tollefson 29 2015 3:00:01


Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Run


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