May 7 - June 25, 2015

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We are very excited to bring back the trail racing series! Our mission and passion is to provide a fun environment with short distance trail racing to help ease new runners into the trail running and racing world and give experienced and advanced runners a way to challenge themselves.  ~ Diane Cressey Hanes

The 2015 Folsom Prison Trail Run Series is the most fun you'll have on a Thursday night! The FPTR Series is an 8-week, points-based series designed to encourage friendly competition and the enjoyment of trail running and racing. The course distance is 5k (well, more like 3.6 miles). Enjoy the friendly, grass roots atmosphere and the fun, well-groomed, tree lined dirt trails on the California State Folsom Prison property, where the only opportunity you can run them is in an organized race such as this.  The course has lots of single track, fire breaks, abandon flume, three creek crossings over bridges, and some moderately technical single track...all through very beautiful oak woodlands. There is approximately 275 feet of climbing.


Eight Races Dates - Thursday evenings, May 7 through June 25, 2015. 

Start time - 6:30pm

Chip Timing

Weekly Raffle - Registered participants may enter into the raffle each week just prior to race start.

Series Awards - Thursday, June 25th, immediately 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 (actually closer to 3.6 miles) Every other week the course will reverse direction.

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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Online Registration (Save $$ by purchasing a Series Pass)
Adults $20
Juniors (17 and under) $15

Series Pass Discount (all 8 races paid upfront online)
When you register for your first race, you will be given the option to pay for the entire series on the registration form
Adults $145 (save $15)
Juniors (17 and under) $110 (save $10)
(Add $5 if paid on-site)

On-Site Race Day Registration
Adults $25
Juniors (17 and under) $20

Race Day Registration Details -
We accept cash, check (made out to Diane Cressey) or credit card.
Credit Card purchases will incur a processing fee.
We try keep our race fees low to make it affordable for you.
To keep race fees low, you have the option of purchasing FPTRS t-shirts and caps on-site throughout the Series (while supplies last).


Course Map (click on the thumbnail)

Race Start and Finish is located at
Folsom City Lions Park, 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Free parking is available in the large parking lot as indicated on the map below (near the Folsom Zoo)
Please do not park in the Folsom Library Parking lot.


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.


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