The No Hands Heavy Half became an instant classic in 2021. This year we are upping the ante and adding a 35K and 50K to the mix, offering an all new course with new challenges, more miles, and more fun!
Participants 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. Both the 8k and Heavy Half courses include killer single-track trails along the banks and canyons of the American River; the Half Marathon will cross “No Hands Bridge”, up K2 then towards Cool, CA. Not to be outdone by Training Hill, everyone will climb the punishing Overlook Hill to the finish line, where you’ll revel in the 50 meters of perfectly flat path. 50K runners extend the adventure by crossing over highway 49 to traverse the Wendell T. Robie trail and continuing to explore the Auburn State Recreation Area. The Half may be heavy, but the 50K is down right Furious. The course is varied and far from monotonous, allowing runners to push past discomfort and focus on what’s enjoyable.
Location: American River Canyon Overlook Park, Auburn, CA
Date: January 22, 2022
Events: 8K, Heavy Half Marathon, 35K, and 50K
● 35K & 50K – 8:00 AM
● Heavy Half – 8:30 AM
● 8K – 9:00 AM
Check-In & Bib Pickup:
Race Morning @ Overlook Park
● 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Time Limit: There is an 8.5 hour limit for the 50K.
Parking: Parking is free and available within the American River Overlook park, and adjacent streets. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.
Race Capacity: The No Hands Heavy Half and 8K will have a capacity of 400 runners, across all distances.