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Falcon Crest Winter Trail Challenge

Date:Saturday, November 16, 2024
Location:Falcon Crest Parking Lot / Monte Vista Trailhead
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  
Race Distances:5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon, 30K, Trail Marathon
Start Time:8:00 AM All Distances
Overall Time Limit:8-hour time limit
Time Limits for All Distances:5K – 1 Hour
10K – 2 Hours
15k – 2.5 Hours
Half Marathon – 4 Hours
30k – 5 Hours
Marathon – 8 Hours (Enforced)

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

The Trail

Surface: Dirt, rocks, single-track trail, as little pavement as possible.
Elevation Profile: Rolling hills, with lots of ups and downs.

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



REGISTRATION

DISTANCEBY 11/15/24RACE DAY REGISTRATION
5K$55$65
10K$65$75
15K$75$85
Half Marathon$85$95
30K$95$105
Trail Marathon$105$115

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.
REGISTER
ONLINE
Online registration is available through the morning of the race.
REGISTER
BY MAIL
Please print the form, fill it out, and mail it to us with the enclosed registration fee.
REGISTER
AT RACE
Race day registration is available beginning at 6:45 AM.

Schedule

  • 6:45 AM — Registration/Runner Check-In Starts
  • 7:45 AM — Trail Briefing
  • 8:00 AM — Race Start for All Distances (7 Hour Cut-Off)
  • 3:00 PM — Finish Line Cut-Off

Please arrive early as we expect a full event.

Primary Cut Off Times

8am to 4pm 8 hours

Runners must be out of Aid Station Proceeding forward.

10:00am Mile 6.5 Salmon Falls Aid Station 

12PM Mile 13 Start Finish Aid Station 

2pm Mile 19.5 Salmon Falls Aid Station 

SWEEP STARTS 

3:00pm Mile 23 Old Salmon Falls Aid Station 

Old Salmon Falls Aid Station CLOSES 

4:00pm Mile 26 Falcon Crest Start Finish 

RACE OVER 

Course Information

  • Most of the trails are single track with gently rolling hills, and other parts are flat and wide. Small portions of the course are on pavement. 99% of this course is on single track trails.
  • The Starting line for the race will be at the Falcon Crest Parking Lot
  • Portable Toilets are available at the start/finish line. They are first-come first-served, so please be respectful of other runners waiting for and needing to use the toilets.
  • Courses will be marked with ribbons, signs & gypsum.
  • There is a creek crossing – WET FEET. Please use caution when crossing the Sweetwater creek. The rocks are very slippery.

COURSE ROUTES

The maps are indicating shorter distances for some of the courses, however all courses are the appropriate distance.

  • Trail MarathonRun the Half Marathon Course Twice. Toilets available on course.
  • Trail Marathon Aid Stations & Cut-Off Times:
    • Mile 3 (Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station)
    • Mile 6.5 (Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station – Turn Around)
    • Mile 10 (Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station)
    • Mile 13.1 (Falcon Crest Aid Station – Turn Around) – Cut-Off 11:30 AM
      • Bathrooms Available
      • Crews Allowed
      • Drop Bags Allowed
    • Mile 16.1 (Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station)
    • Mile 19.6 (Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station – Turn Around) – Cut-Off 1:15 PM
      • Bathrooms Available
      • Crews Allowed
      • Drop Bags Allowed
    • Mile 23.1 (Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station) – Cut-Off 2:15 PM
      • Bathroom Available
      • Crews Allowed, Very Limited Parking
    • Mile 26.2 – FALCON CREST FINISH LINE – Cut-Off 3:00 PM (Enforced)
  • 30KRun Half Marathon Course, then the 10K Course.
  • 30K Aid Stations & Cut-Off Times:
    • Mile 3 (Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station)
    • Mile 6.5 (Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station – Turn Around)
    • Mile 10 (Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station)
    • Mile 13.1 (Falcon Crest Aid Station – Turn Around) – Cut-Off 11:30 AM
      • Bathrooms Available
      • Crews Allowed
      • Drop Bags Allowed
    • Mile 16.2 (Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station – Turn Around)
    • Mile 19.3 – FALCON CREST FINISH LINE – Cut-Off 1:00 PM (Suggested)
  • Half Marathon – Out & Back Route. PINK RIBBONS. Turnaround at Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station. Toilets available on course.
  • Half Marathon Aid Station & Cut-Off Times:
    • Mile 3 (Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station)
    • Mile 6.5 (Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station – Turn Around)
    • Mile 10 (Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station)
    • Mile 13.1 – FALCON CREST FINISH LINE – Cut-Off 11:30 AM (Suggested)
  • 15KRun 10K Course (PINK RIBBONS), the the 5K Course (ORANGE RIBBONS). Toilets available on course.
  • 15K Aid Station & Cut-Off Times:
    • Mile 3 (Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station – Turn Around)
    • Mile 6.2 (Falcon Crest Aid Station)
    • Mile 9.3 – FALCON CREST FINISH LINE – Cut-Off 10:30 AM (Suggested)
  • 10K – Out & Back Route. PINK RIBBONS. Turnaround at Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station. One Aid Station at Salmon Falls. Toilets available on course. Cut-Off 10:00 AM (Suggested)
  • 5K – Clockwise Loop. ORANGE RIBBONS. No Aid Station. Cut-Off 9:00 AM (Suggested)

Additional details on ribbons and trail markings will be shared at the trail briefing 15 minutes before the race begins.

All of our routes are curated by our team. Distances may at times be approximate due to discrepancies in satellite navigation and on the ground set-up. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Note: In case of inclement weather an alternate course that does not cross the creek will be announced at the trail briefing.

Aid Station Closures

  • Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station closes at 1:15 PM.
  • Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station closes at 2:15 PM.
  • The race ends at FALCON CREST PARKING LOT, with a 3:00 PM cutoff.
  • All aid stations will be staffed. Additionally you may prepare drop bag(s) which will be delivered to aid stations in the morning.
  • We will have at least one EMT present at the race.

Drop Bags

Drop Bags may be checked in at the end of the registration table as indicated by signage.  Please clearly label your drop bag with your name, bib number, phone number, and intended aid station.  Duct tape and Sharpies will be available at the drop bag/distance change window for this purpose.  Drop bags can be checked in for:

  • Salmon Falls Parking Lot Aid Station
  • Falcon Crest Aid Station – START/FINISH LINE/AID STATION

Staff will deliver drop bags to the three aid stations on course after the race starts, and return them to the finish area at intervals throughout the day.  While we make every attempt to safeguard drop bags, please DO NOT check electronics or valuables.  Since the course is an out and back, most aid stations will be encountered twice by each runner.  Check course maps on race page for details.

Directions and Parking

Parking. Please CARPOOL if possible.

Address:
Falcon Crest Parking Lot / Monte Vista Trailhead
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 free in Falcon Crest parking lot and must park in the gravel lot. Please carpool. Parking is limited. Additional parking below in the Old Salmon Falls parking lot with a day-use fee, about 0.4 miles walking distance away from start/finish line. Please DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD LEADING DOWN TO THE OLD SALMON FALLS PARKING LOT. 

No parking fee at Falcon Crest Parking Lot. Day-use $10 fee at Old Salmon Falls Parking Lot.

Alternate parking locations:

Park and CARPOOL from –

Safeway’s Marketplace at 2207 Francisco Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. Free. TOILETS and Starbucks Coffee available here. See map of parking area here.

Salmon Falls Parking Lot. $10 Fee. TOILETS AVAILABLE.

Skunk Hollow Parking Lot. $10 Fee. TOILETS AVAILABLE. On Salmon Falls Rd on the Northeast side of the Salmon Falls Bride & the American River. 10 minute walk to START 

Darrington Trail Parking Lot (dirt lot) directly across from the Skunk Hollow paved parking lot. $10 Fee.

Travel and Accommodations

Troy’s California Trail Runs is partnered with iWeekender to provide comprehensive travel packages that include accommodations, air travel, and rental cars.

Extra Info

We will have portable toilets at Falcon Crest. Safeway’s supermarket is located on Green Valley Rd & Francisco. Safeway’s has toilets and a Starbucks. There is also a shopping center near Safeway’s. Gas is also available at Safeway’s.

Awards

All runners receive a medal for finishing the race.

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