American River 50 Endurance runBy: Michael Kirby, Freelance Photographer
The 34th annual American River 50 Endurance Run took place Saturday starting at Sacramento State University at 6am and finished 50 miles later at the Auburn Overlook Park. Matt Flaherty of Chicago finished first overall with a time of 6:08:18. Pam Smith of Salem OR finished first for the women and sixth overall. Auburn Tim Tweitmeyer was the first local finisher clocking a 7:27 time. "We had a record 904 runners, about 175 more than last year and 432 of the runners were running their first 50 miler," said race director Julie Fingar.