Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run (4/4)

Date:Saturday, April 4, 2020
Location:Falcon Crest Parking Lot, El Dorado Hills, CA (GPS: 38.7475842, -121.0596553)
Race Distances:5K, 10K, 8M, Half Marathon
Start Time:7:30 AM

About the Race

These trails are one of my favorite places to train on and visit. This race is run in the beautiful awesome foothills of El Dorado Hills. This area has incredible oak trees, green grass and is loaded with single track trails paralleling Folsom Lake. The trails are fast to run on and have some technical sections too—lots of fun. Some shaded areas and lots of exposure as well.

—Troy

VOLUNTEER
NOW
Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!

Registration

Fees are as follows:

  • 5K – $40.00
  • 10K – $45.00
  • 8M – $50.00
  • Half Marathon – $60

Active military receive a 15% discount. Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners may purchase a T-shirt for an additional $25.00 two weeks before the race.

REGISTER
ONLINE
Online registration is available through the morning of the race.
  • Register by Mail
    Print a PDF form and mail to us.
  • Register at Race
    Race day registration is available beginning at 7:30 AM. Please add $10.00 to the above fees.

Schedule

  • 6:00 AM: Staff arrives for set up.
  • 6:15 AM: Runners check-in. Race day registration, pick up shirts, bibs and pins.
  • 7:15 AM: Trail briefing at the start/finish.
  • 7:30 AM: Start all distances. Half Marathon, 8M, 10K, 5K

Course Information

13 and 8 Milers
Follow PINK Ribbons the entire course. 13 milers you will have 3 aid stations. 8 milers 1 aid station. 13 & 8 milers first aid station just before the New York Creek bridge up the hill 50 yards on your LEFT. SIGN POSTED: ” AID STATION up hill to LEFT”. 13 milers you will run across the New York Creek bridge 2.4 miles to the Fitch Way aid station turnaround. 13 milers follow YELLOW into the Fitch Way aid station. 13 milers after returning back to the New York Creek aid station you will run 2.5 miles then turn RIGHT onto the Monta Vista Trail continue to follow PINK RIBBONS, SIGNS, & gypsum to the FINISH.

8 Milers
At 7.4 miles you will turn RIGHT onto the Monta Vista Trail continue to follow PINK Ribbons 0.6 miles to FINISH. Signs 8 milers.

10K runners
You will first run the 5k course ORANGE Ribbons following 5k signs a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP. 10k, 5k ORANGE Ribbons & follow 5k signs. At mile 2.4 you turn LEFT onto the Monta Vista Trail 0.6 miles to FINISH. 10k runners you will have 1 aid station at the finish. You will first run the 5k course when returning to the finish. Please use your aid station then turnaround & REVERSE THE COURSE YOU JUST RAN following ORANGE RIBBONS. 10k RUNNERS, after leaving your aid station when you go back out, you will now follow 10k SIGNS.

13 and 8 Milers
New York Creek aid station CREW ACCESS OK. Very limited parking & a curb to get over into parking area. 13 milers Fitch Way aid station CREW ACCESS OK.

Maps

Aid Stations

13 milers: Three aid stations along the course in sequence.

  1. New York Creek aid station.
  2. Fitch Way aid station turnaround location for the 13 milers.
  3. New York Creek aid station.

13 Milers Aid Station
THREE aid stations.You will hit the New York Creek aid station twice going out & returning to the FINISH after turning around at the Fitch Way aid station. The New York Creek aid station is located 100 yards before New York Creek bridge when your running out on your LEFT up a trail 50 yards leading up to Salmon Falls Road. Follow YELLOW Ribbons INTO & OUT of the aid station.

8 Milers Aid Station
ONE aid station New York Creek aid station your turnaround before New York Creek bridge 100 yards. New York Creek aid station is located 100 yards before the New York Creek bridge on the left while running out 50 yards up a trail leading up to Salmon Falls Road. Follow YELLOW Ribbons INTO & OUT of aid station.

10K Aid Station
ONE aid station located at the Start/finish.10k runners you will first run the 5k course you will return to the start where your aid station is then go back out & reverse the 5k course you just ran following ORANGE Ribbons now following the 10k signs.

5K – No Aid Station

Directions and Parking

From Hwy 50 exit at El Dorado Hills Blvd: go underneath the Hwy drive on El Dorado Hills Blvd for 4 miles. At the Green Valley traffic light cross over Green Valley road onto Salmon Falls road. Drive on Salmon Falls road for 2.9 miles. Falcon Crest parking lot will be on your left. Here is a link to a map of the parking area.

Parking: Parking is in Falcon Crest parking lot. Please carpool. Parking is limited. Additional parking below in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot, a five minute walk. Please DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD LEADING DOWN TO THE OLD SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT. 

No parking fee. 

Suggested carpool meeting area the Safeway parking lot in El Dorado Hills on Green Valley Rd and Francisco

See map of parking area here.

Extra Info

We will have a portable toilet at Falcon Crest.

A Safeway is located on Green Valley Rd & Francisco.

Safeway has bathrooms and a Starbucks.

There is also a nice shopping center along near Safeway.

Gas is also available at Safeway

Awards

All runners receive a medal for finishing the race.

Results

Click here for the 2019 results.

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