Folsom Trails Sprint Series

5k distance

Thurs evenings

April 21 - June 23, 2016


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Our mission is to provide a fun environment for all levels of runners and walkers with short distance events to help ease new runners into trail running and racing and give seasoned runners an opportunity to get their speed on!

The 2016 Folsom Trails Sprint Series (FTSS) is the most fun you'll have on a Thursday night! The FTSS a 10-week, points-based series designed to encourage friendly competition and the enjoyment of trail running, racing and walking. There are three, fun and challenging courses: Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park, Beals Point and Negro Bar State Parks trails. Each course distance is 5k (or pretty darn close). Enjoy the friendly, grass roots atmosphere and the fun, well-groomed, beautiful tree lined dirt trails.

Runners have the option of running any number of races you choose (1-10).
However, to be in the running for the Series awards, be sure to read the rules

A huge thanks to our new sponsor RYP Wear!
Skirts and headbands will be raffled throughout the Series!


Are you ready to get dirty and have a rockin’ good time?

Race Dates and Locations
April 21 - Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park
April 28 - Beals Point State Park
May 5 - Negro Bar State Park
May 12 - Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park
May 19 - Beals Point State Park
May 26 - Negro Bar State Park
June 2 - Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park (new start/finish location - see "Location" page)
June 9 - Beals Point State Park
June 16 - Negro Bar State Park
June 23 - Note Change! Beals Point State Park


--- SIGN UP HERE! ---
Online registration deadline for race #10 is 11:59 pm on Wed, June 22

Online Registration
Adults $20
Juniors (17 and under) $15

On-Site Race Day Registration
Adults $30
Juniors (17 and under) $20

Series Discounted Pass
Pay for all 10 races upfront and SAVE!!
Adults $180 (get one race FREE)
Juniors (17 and under) $135 (get one race FREE)
Add $10 if paid on-site

On-site we accept cash, check (made out to Diane Cressey) or credit card.
Credit Card purchases will incur a $2 processing fee.

We like to keep our races fees cheap, cheap, cheap so you can come back and have fun week after week. To keep the races fees cheap we won't add the cost of t-shirts to the registration fee, but we will have FTSS logo t-shirts available for purchase if you really want one!


Race Day Schedule and Details
5:30pm to 6:15pm - Check-in/Bib/timing chip pick-up (you need a new bib/timing chip every race)

5:30pm to 6:15pm – Late Registration

6:20 – Raffle and Race Meeting/Announcements at start line

6:30 – RACE START!
One hour time limit on the course - walkers may start at 6pm

Water and electrolyte will be available at the start/finish.  It is, however, recommended to carry a water bottle with you, especially when it's hot.

Hang out after the race, share race stories and enjoy the camaraderie and refreshing fresh fruit.


Series Awards and Party
- Thursday, June 23, following the race. Accumulate Series Points at each race for the Series awards.  Male and Female Age Groups: 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. 

Distance - 5K (these are trails, so we'll make it as close to a 5k as possible)

Races held Rain or shine

Teams and Clubs - When you register, indicate your team or club affiliation.  Teams and clubs will have the opportunity to compete by combining their individual points for team points. 
     Team Competition - The Team/Club Competition starts on May 26th.  See Team Competition page for details.


Get Involved!

Making our events a success takes a lot of  help from volunteers.  We have positions to be filled and are looking for volunteers to help on race day.  As a volunteer, you may earn race credit for yourself, a significant other or family member.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Diane

This event is for you and our trail running community.  We'd love your help in making this series the best that it can be.  Please help us spread the word.  Are you willing to pass out flyers and posters to other runners and businesses?  Email us for event promo materials.