Marshall Gold Discovery Run

This event is run entirely inside the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, set in the beautiful foothills of Coloma along the south fork of the American River. This is the site at which gold was discovered in 1848, igniting the gold rush and leading to California’s quick rise to statehood.

All of the courses are a mix of very appealing single track dirt trails and a few paved areas. The are some moderately technical ascents and descents with a lot of switchbacks. There are also some sections of rolling hills and other places where the course is completely flat. With the addition of scenic views and a variety of wildlife, there is plenty to make this run very enjoyable and interesting.

The race is held rain or shine. Be aware that it can be very cold in Coloma in the morning. No strollers are allowed in the race.

Race date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Run type: 
road race, run walk
Event type and distance: 
Half Marathon, 15k, 10k, 5k
City and state race location : 
Coloma, CA
Entry form: 
PDF icon Mail-In Race Day Application265.49 KB
Name of park, lake or trail : 
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Starting line address: 
Monroe Orchard, right across Highway 49 from the North Beach parking lot
Event Venue: 
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Registration dates: 
Day of race registration: 
Race director: 
Troy Limb
Race timed, managed or directed by: 
Troy's California Trail Runs
Event management company: 
Link to the results from previous years: 
Sponsor or race organizer : 
Troy Limb

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