Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Run

WHEN: Sunday – March 29, 2015
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WHERE: American River Canyon Overlook Park
855 Pacific Ave.
Auburn, CA 95603
COST: 5K: $35 / 10K: $40 / Half: $50 / 35K: $65
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
Online registration for the Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Run is now closed.
We will have race day registration available for all distances, from 7:30 AM – 9:10 AM, at Overlook Park in Auburn.

Add $10 if registering on or after March 8, 2015. Add $15 at check-in, if not sold out.
Pre-registration ONLY through 5:00 PM on Friday, March 27, or until sold out.

Race Information

Knickerbocker Canyon Trail RunParticipants 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, CA

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015

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

Bib & Shirt Pickup: 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM

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:

Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 12/01/2015 0%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Wednesday 12/02/2015 0%
Cloudy. High 58F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 12/03/2015 100%
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy with periods of rain later in the day. High 54F. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

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 48 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 15, 2015.

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 Michael Pendleton 42 2012 21:17
5K – Female Susan Scobie 46 2012 33:31
10K – Male Sam McManis 53 2013 54:24
10K – Female Donene Vukovich 34 2013 1:01:57
Half Marathon – Male Paulo Medina 29 2014 1:39:06
Half Marathon – Female Emilie Johnson 24 2014 1:55:37
30K – Male Peter Fain 42 2014 2:17:49
30K – Female Jennifer Pfeifer 42 2014 2:4542

Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Run