Western States Endurance Run

Auburn’s tie to endurance runs deep

After reading the letter by Bart Ruud (Aug. 11), I want to offer a few observations in support of the proposal to name the renovated central plaza area of Auburn “Endurance Plaz ...

Tevis Cup rides into town

Potato Richardson has competed in endurance horse races all over the world including France, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. He worked with the founder of this weekend’s ...

Western States pioneer wants back on the trail

It’s been a long time coming but Andy Gonzales is on the comeback trail. In 1977, running in a borrowed pair waffle-soled Nikes, Gonzales was one of the pioneers of the Western S ...

A dominant debut

Remember that scene in the movie “Forrest Gump” where the title character goes for a run, decides to run even further each time he reaches his intended destination, then finds ...

Western States race makes registers ring

$1.5 million is a lot of money. That’s the estimated dollar amount the Western States Endurance Run brings to the Placer County economy, according to the Western States board. ...

Getting amped up for a uniquely Auburn world-class event

It’s back. The runners are ready, the organizers are excited and the community can enjoy one of the world’s most famous ultra-marathon events — the Western States Endurance ...

Western States draws endurance elite

This ain’t no stroll in the canyon. This is the Western States Endurance Run, the mother of all ultra-running events — and it’s happening right in your backyard. Here’s ...

KNOW YOUR RUNNER: Linda Hurd, Cool, Bib No. 264

There is an art to running the Western States Endurance Run, but for Linda Hurd, it’s more of a science. An electrical engineer at Intel in Folsom, Hurd takes an analytical appr ...

KNOW YOUR RUNNER: Matt Keyes

Matt Keyes Auburn Bib No. 35 This is the latest in a series of profiles on Auburn-area residents participating in the Western States Endurance Run on June 27. Matt Keyes ...

KNOW YOUR RUNNER: Nancy March, Cool, Bib No. 308

Nancy March once vowed that she would never compete in the Western States Endurance Run. “I paced a friend in 1980, and I swore I would never do it because I saw too much pain o ...

Jurek’s back, on the attack

Scott Jurek may have shorter hair and a couple thousand more running miles on his odometer, but 10 years after his first Western States Endurance Run, his passion for the race burn ...

Parks set to close for Western States

As Western States runners prepare to hit the trail, state parks officials are notifying recreationists of park closures next weekend. The annual Western States 100-mile endurance ...

June jammed with easygoing summer fun

The weather’s warming up, school’s out and it’s time to switch into summer mode. Put on your flip-flops and your sunscreen and check out one or all of these upcoming June e ...

Tevis cancellation doesn't stop annual party

This year’s cancelled Tevis Cup didn’t dampen the spirits of dozens of would-be riders, organizers and volunteers Wednesday night. The 100-mile endurance ride’s annual barbec ...

Vigilant trail maintenance keeps local endurance events running

Cancellation of the Western States Endurance Run won’t slow year-round trail maintenance efforts that depend on volunteer help. The Western States Trail had been the subject of e ...