The Endurance Capital
Auburn is home to some of the most challenging and historic endurance events on the planet. The vast network of dirt roads and trails, as well as the rivers and lakes, in the Auburn State Recreation Area and surrounding Sierra Nevada make Auburn a destination for endurance athletes of all levels and interests. Many come to compete in endurance competitions that are well-established and internationally famous, notably the Tevis Cup 100-Mile Endurance Equestrian Ride (est. 1955) and the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (est. 1976). Due to these events and their spectacular environment, in May of 2003 the Auburn City Council unanimously adopted a proclamation that declared the City of Auburn “The Endurance Capital of the World”.
In November, 2004 the Auburn City Council recognized the task force responsible for working with the Endurance Capital theme as an official City of Auburn Commission. This enthusiastic group works diligently to determine ways to use “The Endurance Capital of the World” theme to enhance the well-being of the Auburn community.
The Endurance Capital Committee (ECC) is a committee of seven members appointed by the City Council. It was established to:
• Showcase endurance and outdoor sporting activities taking place in and around Auburn.
• Promote Auburn as a destination point for endurance and outdoor activities.
• Promote healthier lifestyles by encouraging Auburn-area citizens of all ages and all levels of fitness to participate in endurance activities.
• Strengthen existing events and attract new events to Auburn.
• Assist with improving the overall economic well being of Auburn.
CLICK HERE to learn about the accomplishments of the ECC beginning in 2003.