|Date:||Saturday, May 1, 2021|
|Location:||Falcon Crest Parking Lot / Monte Vista Trailhead|
1433 Easy Ln, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
|Race Distances:||5K, 10K, 8M, Half Marathon (90 Participant Limit across distances.)|
|Start Time:||7:00 AM (All distances, staggered start, 4-hour time limit.)|
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.
Surface: Dirt, rocks, single-track trail, as little pavement as possible.
Elevation Profile: Rolling hills, with lots of ups and downs.
Weather: California Spring, Highs – 65 degrees / Lows 40 degrees.
Parking: Plenty of parking is available for this event, however carpooling is encouraged as there is a day-use fee.
Aid stations will be limited by COVID-19 Regulations. Please plan on preparing your drop bags and nutrition accordingly.
All runners receive a Commemorative Medal.
|Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.|
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!
Fees are as follows:
- 5K – $45.00
- 10K – $50.00
- 8M – $55.00
- Half Marathon – $60.00
Active military receives a 15% discount. Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is canceled. Pre-registered runners may purchase a T-shirt for an additional $25.00 two weeks before the race.
- Register by Mail
Print a PDF form and mail to us.
- Register at Race
There will be no race-day registration available for this race.
COVID – 19 Mitigation Plan
Covid-19 prevention plan is subject to change and updates. Please continue to check our homepage for race day updates and covid19.ca.gov for additional protocols and updates.
• Each runner must conduct a self-screening test before the race.
• 90 participants across both distances and staggered start
• If you have tested positive or been in contact with someone that tested positive within 14 days of race day, we ask you to stay home.
• If you have any symptoms, please stay home.
• All runners must wear a face mask at all times, EXCEPT while running the race, however we also ask that you carry a face mask on your person throughout the race in case of crossing paths.
• Aid stations will consist of minimal, already packed items, no communal items or hands on the table. Please respect the volunteers, staff, and other participants.
• Each race will stagger starts in small groups of 3-5 people. Face coverings, social distancing and temperature checks will be required to participate.
• Runners are highly encouraged to prepare their own nutrition packs. Drop-bag services to aid stations will be available.
- 6:00 AM: Park Opens
- 6:15 AM: Registration Begins
- 6:45 AM: Trail Briefing
- 7:00 AM: START all distances. (Staggered Start, 4 Hour Cut-Off)
5K (Ascent 453Ft)
You will run a counter clock-wise loop along single track trails that will lead you back to the Start/Finish Line.
10K (Ascent 942Ft)
You will first run the 5k course ORANGE Ribbons following 5k signs a COUNTERCLOCKWISE LOOP, you will then reverse the course and run a clockwise loop back to the Start/Finish Line.
8 Milers (Ascent 784Ft)
8 milers will run the first portion of the 5K course but continue on following ribbons and signs along the single track Brown’s Ravine Trail. You will turn around at the New York Creed Aid Station (Posted to the left of the trail and up a hill), and return to the Start/Finish Line following 8 Mile Signs and ribbons.
13 Milers (Ascent 1,493Ft)
13 Milers will follow the same course as the 8 Milers but will continue on past the New York Creek Aid Station to the Fitch Way Aid Station and Turnaround point. You will then return the same way back to the Finish line following signage. You will check-in at the New York Creed Aid Station before heading back to the Start/Finish.
Directions and Parking
Falcon Crest Parking Lot / Monte Vista Trailhead
1433 Easy Ln, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
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.
Travel and Accommodations
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
All runners receive a medal for finishing the race.
Click here for the 2019 results.