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"Last year, prior to the XTERRA trail run championship in Utah, I was interviewed by XTERRA as part of their publicity magazine. In that interview I was asked about the most important race I had ever run. Even though I had won the XTERRA Colorado race series twice, my answer was the very first Folsom Trail Run Series put on by my friend Diane Cressey. I was just getting back into running after many years as a caregiver, and I was frightened as heck to go to that first race on a rainy day in April. I ran the 5k for 10 weeks and took third in my AG every race, I believe. That race series changed my life. It made taught me to be consistent with my training. It taught me to pay attention to running fast as part of my training. It taught me that life is short and that paying attention to excellence in all aspects of life is critically important in order to "finish" well. I am 60 now and love running trails more than ever. I still favor running fast over running long because I think that kind of running is what keeps us attending to all aspects of the sport, and all aspects of the body as we age. I would encourage every(one) to participate in the new 5k series if at all possible. I know I am excited to have the chance to do it again! Thanks Diane!" ~ Randall Rapetti (4/2015)

"I just wanted to let you know what a great time my family and I had yesterday.  I did the long course and my wife and 2 boys did the short course. The course was awesome with just the right mix of hills and flats (for me anyways).  It was one of the best trails runs I have done and really enjoyed it.  Great job with race support!  The people, from the runners to the organizers and race support were friendly and helpful.  Thanks again for a great event.  See you on Nov 1."

 Great course and it turned out to be a beautiful day. The trail was marked perfectly and the Rubios at the end was fantastic! Great job done by Diane and the volunteers. The massage was a perfect ending!

"Thank you again for such an awesome race.  Running the trails are extremely fun and rewarding.  I think I'll be at every race this series."

“The races are awesome, thanks to you and your staff for making my Thursday evenings a blast!!!

“Another great race!  Please keep up the fantastic work.  I've been running for nearly 30 years and this is the most fun I've had yet”!

 “After a long layoff due to injury and recovery it was a real joy for me to participate in the first run of the new FLTR series.  I seldom race and have had fewer than 50 miles of training this year.  Last night I had decided that it was too soon to "race" but this afternoon threw some running clothes on and made the trip to Folsom to treat the course as an easy training run.  I was surprised by the friendliness of the registration staff, race organization, great course, and also by my
performance given my very limited training. I really had fun and enjoyed talking to many runners after the event.  Thank you for being persistent in your invitations to participate….”

 “We had a great time with your runs, Diane.  We love trail running.  You really put together a wonderful series of races.”

"I just wanted to let you know what a great time my family and I had yesterday.  I did the long course and my wife and 2 boys did the short course. The course was awesome with just the right mix of hills and flats (for me anyways).  It was one of the best trails runs I have done and really enjoyed it.  Great job with race support!  The people, from the runners to the organizers and race support were friendly and helpful.  Thanks again for a great event.  See you on Nov 1."


 Great Course Diane!! Thanks so much for all of your hard work! 

 The course had a nice variety of scenery and challenge and incredible views from the bluffs. Always a wonderful and enjoyable experience running with my fellow FTR's. Thanks again Shellie for the setting a pace that allowed me to run my fastest 1/2 yet. Good conversation and food afterwards made for a very satisfying and enjoyable experience. Thanks to Diane and everyone else that helped organize this event! 

 Wow! That was a great course, and it was really nice having lunch waiting for us at the end. This event was a ton of fun. Thanks a lot, Diane. 

  it was a great race the trail was awesome, easy on some parts and hard in others!! food was good and the massage worked wonders !!! loved the whole experience!!!! 

 Awesome everything! I think the massage afterwards tho wins top kudos from me tho. Thanks Lori, my hip flexor feel great! 

 Great course and it turned out to be a beautiful day. The trail was marked perfectly and the Rubios at the end was fantastic! Great job done by Diane and the volunteers. The massage was a perfect ending! 

 The three miles was a fun trail, couldn't ask for better weather, food was yummy, very fun hanging out afterwards in the sun with friends. Thank you Diane and helpers for providing a great morning. 

 What a great half-marathon course today!!! Challenging but varied and extremely well marked. Great food, hangin' with other FTR's and even a massage afterward. Thanks Diane and Brian - great job! Hopefully we'll have even more FTR's out there next time! 

 Awesome experience for me with a start to finish surging, bumps, and head-games with Yvette. Afterward she waited on me like a servant because my leg was hurting. Thanks Yvette! I heard nothing but rave reviews about both races. Fantastic job Diane!

 beautiful day to run. i liked the barren wasteland part. kind of like i was running on the moon! tacos at the finish, well placed aid stations, perfect. looking forward to the next one. 

 it was a nice trail layout - challenging 

"Thank you again for such an awesome race.  Running the trails are extremely fun and rewarding.  I think I'll be at every race this series."

"Thanks for the race today, we all had a great time!  The course was wonderful and it couldn't have been a nicer day for a run"

My husband and I had so much fun today.  We did the half marathon and it was our first trail run.  Your coarse was REALLY well marked and your volunteers were great.  We will definitely do another.  Thanks for everything!!

"Just wanted to let you know the new results pages on ultra-signup are really nice. The points page where you can select gender then age group really makes it easy...I had a good run and liked that course. Thanks for your hard work."