Thank you Western States Trekker supporters

This coming Sunday our Western States Trekker will kick off in Squaw Valley resort at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run starting line. To make this project possible we’ve received generous support from several ATRA corporate members and trail runners who have volunteered their time to be part of the trekker team.

The trekker team will hike West to East on the historic Western States Trail for 5 days on the following schedule:

  • Sunday, June 19 – Squaw Valley to Duncan Canyon (mile 23.8)
  • Monday, June 20 – Duncan Canyon to Last Chance (mile 43.3)
  • Tuesday, June 21 – Last Chance to Foresthill (mile 62)
  • Wednesday, June 22 – Foresthill to Rucky Chucky (mile 78)
  • Thursday, June 23 – Rucky Chucky to Placer High School (mile 100)
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Come meet us on the trail or follow us at @ATRAtrailrunner on Twitter or search hashtag #WesternStatesTrekker.

Special thanks to the following expedition supporters:

Salomon Running is an ATRA Steep & Rocky corporate member and is providing hydration packs, shirts, hats & bandanas for team members. Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together. #DesignedForFreedom


The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run is an ATRA Single-track corporate member and is providing logistics & permit assistance to the trekker team. The Western States ® 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race. Starting in Squaw Valley, California near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and ending 100.2 miles later in Auburn, California, Western States, in the decades since its inception in 1974, has come to represent one of the ultimate endurance tests in the world. The 2016 race date is Saturday, June 25th. #WSER #WS100

Picky Bar is an ATRA Double-track corporate member and is providing their signature real food bars, hats & shirts for team members. Real food, built to fuel. It’s freakin science, dude! #LifePoints #InBend


iRunFar is an ATRA Single-track corporate member and will be providing exclusive trekker expedition coverage as well as writing a feature article about the trekker team and historic Western States Trail. iRunFar – Mud, Mountains, Miles & More – your trail and ultrarunning resource! Don’t forget to follow their expert coverage of the Western States race and buy their new book: Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running.

VFuel is an ATRA Double-track corporate member and is providing endurance drink mix, endurance gels, hats & water bottles. Fuel – Making the worlds best endurance products. Designed for athletes, by athletes. Taste, Quality, Performance, Digestibility – VFuel Endurance is energy gel and drink mix that helps your body do its job better. #VFueled


Squirrel’s Nut Butter is an ATRA Double-track corporate member and is providing its multi purpose salve for preventing chafing and preventing blisters on feet as well as hats & shirts. SQB’s all-natural anti-chafe salve allows runners to get the most out of their adventures.


Trail Run Project is an ATRA Double-track corporate member and is providing mapping support for the trekker team. Use to find over 55,000 miles in over 11,000 trails added by runners like you. Great for trail running, ultrarunning, mountain running, snowshoe or any off-road adventure. Trail Run Project maps provide inspiration & motivation to fuel your run.  Trail Run Project also powers our Find a Trail page.

Foresthill Miner’s Camp is our official hospitality provider and base camp for the trekker team.

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Placer County Visitor’s Bureau has been instrumental in providing local hospitality & media contacts for the trekker team.


Myke Hermsmeyer Photography will be part of our trekker team to document the expedition.  Check out Myke’s gallery from the 2015 Western States Race on our trekker page.

Want to learn more about trail running in the Auburn, California area? Check out Auburn Endurance Capital of the World – All trails lead to Auburn.