NEO Empire Challenge





4 mile Run – $25 ($15 for youth 17 & under)
2 mile Walk – $25 ($15 for youth 17 & under)

The NEO Empire Challenge is a Gold Country Grand Prix Event.   The run is a challenging uphill course unlike any other in the area. It winds through the gorgeous trails at Empire Mine State Historic Park. The walk is slightly uphill, but suitable for everyone and includes beautiful views.  Live music and activities fill the entire course!

No dogs allowed – Stroller are welcome on the walkers course, but not on the runners course.

For more information call 530-470-3869.

Location & Parking

Empire Mine State Historic Park
11797 East Empire Street, Grass Valley

The race will start from the main park parking lot. Please arrive early to allow for plenty of time to park.  Carpooling is highly recommended as parking is limited.  Additional parking is available at Calvary Bible Church off of Hwy 174 (across from Union Hill School), there is a 1/4 mile trail from the church to the run.

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Previous Race Results

View the 2016 Race Results

View the 2014-2016 Course Records