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Folsom Southside Trail Run

Date:Saturday, March 15, 2025
Location:Brown’s Ravine Trail Parking Area

Directions to the START/FINISH: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cfw1f2fqCzmHYVtA7
Race Distances:5K, 7.5 Mile, Half Marathon, 25K, Trail Marathon, 50K
Start Time:8:00 AM All Distances (9-hour time limit)

About the Race

Join Troy’s California Trail Runs and hundreds of runners for the March 15th Folsom Lake Southside Trail Run. Held along the shores of Sacramento’s favorite recreational area, the trails around Folsom Lake feature stony dirt paths that wind along relentless hills with stunning vistas of the lake.

This is a new event race accommodating the closure of Folsom Point due to construction. All races will begin at Hobie Cove – by the Brown’s Ravine Boat Launch

The Trail

Surface: Dirt, rocks, single-track trail, as little pavement as possible.
Course: Folsom Lake Southside Trail.
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.

  • Multiple, fully loaded, aid stations will be open throughout the course.
  • All runners receive a Commemorative Medal.
  • Volunteer photographers to capture pictures of event and runners, posted online for your enjoyment

Directions to the START/FINISH: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cfw1f2fqCzmHYVtA7

REGISTRATION


DISTANCE BY 3/14/25RACE DAY REGISTRATION
5K$55$65
7.5 Mile$70$80
Half Marathon$85$95
25K$90$100
Trail Marathon$95$105
50K$100$110
Prices do not include UltraSignup processing fees
  • Active military & first responders receive a 15% discount. Please email team@tctruns.com to process your registration discount.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable, but the full registration amount (minus processing fees) may be transferred to another future TCTRuns by contacting team@tctruns.com at least 24 hours before the scheduled event.
  • Runners may purchase a Troy’s California Trail Runs sport-tek technical fabric shirt during the registration process, or at the event supply permitting. All shirts are gender-specific and come in sizes ranging from ladies XS all the way to mens XXL and youth S to XL.

Schedule

  • 7:00 AM – Registration/Runner Check-In Starts
  • 7:45 AM — Trail briefing & Registration/Runner Check-In Ends
  • 8:00 AM — Start of all other races (9-Hour Cutoff)

Course Information

Start/Finish at Brown’s Ravine / Hobie Cove: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cfw1f2fqCzmHYVtA7

The Toilets ARE available, first-come first-served. Please be kind and patient with your fellow runners waiting for and needing to use the toilets.

  • The entrance to the park is marked with Pink Ribbons. Stay to the Right as you drive into the Start/Finish Area.
  • Bibs
    • Yellow   50K, Trail Marathon
    • Red       Half-Marathon 25K
    • Black     5K, 7.5M
  • Start/Finish next to the registration area.
  • Course markings
    Pink – All distances.
  • Signs on 3ft wooden stakes indicating Distance & Direction Arrows. Gypsum (White powder) on the ground indicating Distance and Direction Arrows.

Aid Stations

All aid stations will remain open until the last runner comes in. If the runner does not meet the cutoff time the runner may be driven back to the start.

  • Primary Aid Station will be located at the Start/Finish Line.
  • Aid Station 1At Browns Ravine
  • Aid Station 2 – Planeta Way (7.5M TURNAROUND)
  • Water Stop available at New York Creek (1/2 MARATHON TURNAROUND
  • Aid Station 3 – Old Salmon Falls Road (26M TURNAROUND)
  • Aid Station 4 – Salmon Falls (50KM TURNAROUND)

Aid Station Cut-Off Times:

  1. 12:30 PM – Aid Station 3 Old Salmon Falls, 50K RUNNERS
  2. 3:00 PM – Aid Station 2 Planeta Way, ALL RUNNERS
  3. 4:00 PM – Aid Station 1 Browns Ravine, ALL RUNNERS
  4. 5:00 PM – Start/Finish, ALL RUNNERS FINISHED.

Maps

5K Race (505 Ft Ascent)

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2671593

Out and Back Course following pink ribbons. Runners will hit the Brown’s Ravine Aid station twice.

7.5 Mile Race (1,204Ft Ascent)

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2671679

Runners will complete the 5KM course following pink ribbons. They will then continue past the Hobie Cove Start / Finish line to the Planeta Way Aid Station (MILE 5.5) and turnaround back to the START / FINISH.

Half Marathon Race (1,219Ft Ascent)

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2671781

Out and Back Course. This course will run and back to the NY Creek Aid Station (Mile 6.5) and return to the Hobie Cove Start / Finish. They will then complete a 1M out and back to the Brown’s Ravine Aid Station to complete the race.

Runners will hit the Planeta Way Aid Station twice and have water available at the NY Creek turnaround.

25K Race (2,191 Ft Ascent)

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2671733

Runners will complete the 5KM Course following pink ribbons and then complete the Half Marathon out and back course.

Runners will hit the Brown’s Ravine aid station twice, Planeta Aid Station twice, and have water available at the NY Creek turnaround.

Trail Marathon Race (3,567 Ft Ascent)

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2671725

Runners will complete the 5KM Course following pink ribbons and then complete an out and back run to the Old Salmon Falls Aid Station. They will complete the race by repeating the 5KM course after returning to the Start / Finish.

Runners will hit the Brown’s Ravine aid station 4 times, Planeta Way Aid twice, and NY Creek Water Stop twice.

50K Race (4,146Ft Ascent)

https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2671698

Runners will complete the 5KM Course following pink ribbons and then complete an out and back run to the Salmon Falls Aid Station. They will complete the race by repeating the 5KM course after returning to the Start / Finish.

Runners will hit the Brown’s Ravine aid station 4 times, Planeta Way Aid twice, NY Creek Water Stop twice, Old Salmon Falls Aid Station Twice.

Travel and Accommodations

Drop Bags

Drop bag service will be available the morning of the race. Signs for the three different on-course aid stations where bags may be checked to will be posted near check-in/registration.

Staff will deliver checked drop bags to the three aid stations on course after the race begins, and all drop bags will be returned to the finish at intervals throughout the day. Please notify our aid station volunteers on course when done with your drop bag so it can be returned to the finish in a timely manner.

Support Crews

There is parking nearby at Falcon Crest parking lot to reach the Old Salmon Falls Aid Station on foot.

Crew info & driving directions:

  • Aid stations & crew access allowed.
  • Aid station one Browns Ravine. Runners that will have access to this aid station: 50k, 21mi, 13mi, 9mi & 10k.
  • Runners that will access twice 50k, 26Mi, 21Mi, 18Mi, 13Mi.
  • Aid station three Old Salmon Falls parking. 50k
  • You must have a parking pass to access Aid Stations. ($12 Day Pass)

There are shopping centers, food & gas along the course at the intersection of East Natoma St & Green Valley Rd. 

Also Francisco Drive & Green Valley Rd.

START / FINISH One Browns Ravine. 
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brown’s+Ravine+Trail+Parking+Area/@38.719473,-121.0995831,595m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x809ae3945acd7cc3:0xef59d3beab88db1a!8m2!3d38.7201544!4d-121.1006807!16s%2Fg%2F11ssk0bt6p?entry=ttu

Aid station Two Planeta Way.
Leaving Browns Ravine aid station. Turn left onto Green Valley Rd. Turn left at Francisco Dr. Drive for 1.8 miles until the end. Turn right onto Guadalupe Dr. Immediate left onto Planeta Way. Drive 2/10 of a mile until the end. Park in the court & at the end of the court. On the left, there is a paved road leading down to the aid station – 20 yards. 

Aid Station Three Old Salmon Falls
Leaving Planeta Way aid station, drive back to Green Valley Rd. Take your next left at the light onto Salmon Falls Rd. On Salmon Falls Rd drive 2.8 miles until the Falcon Crest parking lot on your left. Turn left at the end of the parking lot onto a paved road leading down to the Old Salmon Falls parking lot aid station. Drive straight down into the parking lot. Please drive safely, the road is a little rough.

ATTENTION CREWS – NO PARKING SIGNS ON STREET IN THIS AREA. 

Crews after leaving the Old Salmon Falls aid station turn right onto Salmon Falls Rd. Drive 2.8 miles to Green Valley Rd. Turn right onto Green Valley Rd this will take you back to all locations.

If you want to drive back to Old Salmon Falls aid station turn left onto Green Valley Rd. If you want to return to Browns Ravine aid station or the finish turn right onto Green Valley Rd.

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