I ran the Rio Del Lago 100 race November 9th 2013. Rio Del Lago took place just outside of Sacramento, CA, in Granite Bay at Folsom lake, and makes its way up to Auburn then Cool, CA.
Reached Beal’s Point at Folsom lake in the beautiful Sierra Foothills of California on Friday 2:00PM November 8th with family and friends. The organizers did the medical check (weight, blood pressure) and provided the BIB and swag. The Norcalultras organizers held the mandatory meeting at 4:00PM to provide the trail overview. I drove to each aid station to get idea of the trail.
Start and finish line being setup and mandatory meeting
I arrived at the start at 4:00AM with my drop bags for three aid stations. The race started at Beal’s Point at exact 5:00AM with 112 runners wearing headlamps .
Start line and drop bags
The weather was incredibly nice: low 40’s in the early morning and around 75’s in the afternoon. My legs felt great the whole way through 50 miles I had lost 6 lbs weight. After discussing with medical team decided to drop out (DNF) at 50 miles.
50 Miles and 5500′ + elevation gain
The race RIO DEL LAGO was very well organized by Norcalultras and awesome volunteers. I really like the trail and looking forward to running next year and completing it.