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 every level of runner with short distance events to help ease new runners into trail running and racing and give seasoned runners a way to challenge their speed and fun competition. 

The 2016 Folsom Trails Sprint Series is the most fun you'll have on a Thursday night! The FTS Series is 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 Hills Cross Country Course, 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.


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

Registration Information
Online registration will be ready soon! Meanwhile, put the FTS Series on your calendar and save the dates!

Race Dates and Locations
April 21 - Willow Hills Cross Country Course
April 28 - Beals Point State Park
May 5 - Negro Bar State Park
May 12 - Willow Hills Cross Country Course
May 19 - Beals Point State Park
May 26 - Negro Bar State Park
June 2 - Willow Hills Cross Country Course
June 9 - Beals Point State Park
June 16 - Negro Bar State Park
June 23 - Willow Hills Cross Country Course

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

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

Since this is a 5k, we will NOT have an aid station on course, but we will have water and electrolyte (during hot weather) 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.


Start time - 6:30pm
One hour time limit on the course - walkers may start at 6pm

Weekly Raffle - Registered participants are automatically entered into the raffle each week just prior to race start.

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 June 4th.  See Team Competition page for details.


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All returning runners be sure to pick up a new bib each week.

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.

FREE FTS Series logoT-Shirts are limited to the first 150 participants and will be given out at your first race only. Guaranteed correct size only if you register by April 1st.


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.