Event Information

In an effort to ease congestion and improve the flow of runners once you reach the single track trails, the race will feature wave starts because there are a lot of you!! When you register, please be prepared to estimate your 5k road finish time so we can place you in the correct wave start.

Wave Starts

  • 7:30 am – Long Course Wave 1
  • 7:35 am – Long Course Wave 2
  • 7:40 am – Long Course Wave 3
  • 8:10 am – Short Course Wave 1
  • 8:15 am – Short Course Wave 2

Race Rules

  • No leg or foot casts
  • No strollers
  • No dogs
  • Please NO Headphones.  No headphones will be permitted by runners/walkers participating at Blood Sweat, & Beers. No exceptions.

Participants wearing headphones are less aware of their surroundings and may not be aware of (1) starting line announcements; (2) instructions on the course from race management and volunteers  (3) warnings that participants have strayed off course; (4) friendly warnings from another participant that is approaching to pass; and (5) finish line/chute announcements;   Basically, when you can’t hear what is going on around you, you lose one of your most valuable senses—at a time when you need all of your senses working. Even if a participant is cognizant or their surroundings and “wants” to be aware, the inability to hear clearly is a significant risk factor that cannot be ignored. Event personnel must be able to communicate with participants before, during and after the race.


Awards will be given to the overall male and female runners of the Long Course and Short Course races.
Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in each age division of the Long Course and Short Course races.
LONG COURSE: Awards to the top three male and female finishers in each age division: 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-over.
SHORT COURSE: Awards to the top three male and female finishers in each age division: 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-over.

Course Information

The Blood Sweat and Beers Trail Run is nestled in the American River Canyon. The course has rocks, roots (to keep you on your toes or on your face), lot’s of dirt, hills, and wildlife. Both the Long Course (10.5 Miles) and Short Course (5.9 Miles) are a challenging mix of single track trail, a cool canal system, unimproved dirt roads with just a hint of paved roads to keep things interesting. So leave your pretty racing flats at home and accept the challenge to have some dirty fun!

All aid stations will be stocked with water and nuun electrolyte drink.

Mile 2.5
Mile 3.8 Last Gasp
Mile 5.2 (A cut-off is enforced here for the Long Course runners. All Long Course runners must leave this aid station by 9:40 am.) Runners from the long course that do not make the cut-off (20 min./mi. pace will be turned at the electrical tower by a race official toward the finish line.) If a participant is turned here they will complete 5.9 miles rather than 10.5 miles.
Mile 6.75
Mile 7.49 Robie Point

*Plan on bringing your own gels.

Hoka Time to Fly Hill Challenge

An exciting new addition to Blood, Sweat and Beers this year is the Hoka Time to Fly Hill Challenge!  All participants are encouraged to participate by running up Last Gasp Hill, also known as the Hoka Time to Fly Zone, which will be clearly marked and equipped with timing mats.  The fastest male and female competitor will receive a special Hoka prize!

Course Maps

Long Course (10.5 miles)

Short Course (5.9 miles)