The 44th edition of the Jed Smith Ultra Classic is held on a certified course (Boston Qualifier) that is nearly identical to the course used for the 2011 World Masters Championship Marathon. Each loop on this fast course is 4.85 miles long.
Jim Walmsley set the New 50-Mile World Best in the Hoka One One 100k Challenge on this course in May 2019, and Beverley Anderson-Abbs broke both the US and Canadian national records for her age group in the 2020 50-Mile event.
Runners cross the Guy West Bridge at Sacramento State University and at Watt Avenue at the other end. Most of the course follows a paved bike path.
The staging area (Start/Finish) can be reached from the Watt Avenue access to the American River Parkway. See directions below.
Registration for 2022 is closed. See you in 2023.
PA winner discounts should automatically apply when you register online, as long as we have the correct email address on file. If it doesn’t work, send us a note, and we will assist. There will be a 10% discount code for current Buffalo Chips members.
Take advantage of our low prices during the Early Bird registration period October 30 - December 12. The race is capped at 200 participants and sells out early.
Oct. 30 - Dec. 12
Dec. 13 - Jan. 16
|Jan. 17 - Feb. 2||Race Day|
7:30 am 50 M
8:30 am 50K and Marathon
9:30 am 30K and Half Marathon
6:00 pm All events close
Cut-off: All runners must start their final lap no later than 4:40pm.
Packet pick-up and Race Day registration is at 6:30 am - 9:00 am. There is no pre-race day pick-up.
All Jed Smith participants will be required to produce either of the following to participate in the race:
Note: The race will be held rain or shine. There are no refunds.
Should the race be canceled due to Covid 19 health concerns, registrations will be rolled over to the 2023 event.
Buffalo Chips Running Club
Free parking (covered w/ race entry) is available in the American River Parkway area right next to the start and finish line. (Address: 8713 La Riviera Dr., Sacramento, CA 95826.) There are plenty of spaces for runners, volunteers and guests.