Discover the area
Placer County sets the stage for your race. Placer features easy access for visitors and residents alike to experience a year-round mix of spring, summer, fall and winter sports and activities, outdoor adventure, tantalizing food and wine grown in Placer’s Mediterranean climate, world-class shopping, dining, arts and culture and more.
Within its borders, picturesque farm land and Gold-Rush era towns dot the oak-covered foothills. Craggy peaks, forests, tumbling rivers and clear alpine lakes create the natural beauty of the High Country.
Start and finish your race in Auburn, CA, known as the Endurance Capital of the World™️.
Distance from Auburn: 1 h 30 m driving
Thirty miles long and five miles wide, this small slice of heaven is home to more than 500 wineries throughout a collection of six quaint towns: Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, and Calistoga. Each has its own personality and places to discover; from Napa’s urban wine trail to Yountville’s renowned fine dining to Calistoga’s detoxifying hot springs, there’s something for every kind of traveler, whether you’re a oenophile, foodie, adventurist, or self-care aficionado.
Distance from Auburn: 1 h 35 m driving
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. It’s known for its beaches and ski resorts. On the southwest shore, Emerald Bay State Park contains the 1929 Nordic-style mansion Vikingsholm. Along the lake’s northeast side, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park includes Sand Harbor Beach and Spooner Lake, a gateway to the long-distance Tahoe Rim Trail.
Distance from Auburn: 1 h 45 m driving
Unforgettable adventures and world-class culture await in the hilly City by the Bay. There’s no shortage of great things to experience in San Francisco: breathtaking scenery, outstanding restaurants, inspiring culture and iconic sights you can’t find anywhere else. Don’t miss out on top attractions such as:
Alcatraz: The former prison is now a National Park and one of the city’s most popular attractions.
Golden Gate Bridge: The 1.7 mile-long bridge is one of San Francisco’s most famous landmarks, and one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
Fisherman’s Wharf: Fishing boats, sea lions basking in the sun, seafood stalls and restaurants, steaming crab cauldrons, family entertainment, and sourdough French bread bakeries.
Hiking: If your legs aren’t too tired from your race, explore some of the most beautiful hiking trails on the west coast.
Yosemite National Park
Distance from Auburn: 3 h 40 m driving
An icon of America’s majestic natural beauty, California’s Yosemite National Park welcomes millions of visitors each year—drawn to its dramatic waterfalls, giant sequoias, abundant wildlife, and awe-inspiring cliffs, like Half Dome and El Capitan. Whether you’re looking for the adventure vacation of a lifetime, want to immerse yourself in the stillness of nature—or simply hike, backpack or ski in one of the most beautiful places on earth, you’ll find your place in Yosemite.