May 7 - July 9, 2015
(no race July 2)

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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 their speed.  ~ Diane Cressey Hanes

This is it! Race and Celebrate!

All good things must come to an end and the FPTRS is no exception.

Come race with us then celebrate your achievement and all the cool new friends you made! 


Have you checked the weather forecast? 
 The weather is going to be perfect on Thursday!! 


It's gonna be a blast! 

Following the race, we will eat, drink and be merry! So, hang out with us for the post-race fun!  


Series Points winners (three deep in each age group)will receive a special commemorative medal. 

We will also recognize the male and female overall points champs!



You're gonna be very, VERY thirsty, right? 

We thought so! 

So...we got an alcohol permit!


We will provide a complimentary (for registered runners)...


(ya gotta be 21, too)

Oh, we gotta eat, too! We'll bring fruit, chips, veggies and sodas.

You are welcome to bring your own beverages, food for yourself or to share as well as something to grill on the park BBQ. 


This is the last race! 

Don't keep this awesomeness to yourself! 

Invite your friends!!


Don't forget to register! Registration Page

Results and Photos

Check out the Race Results and Photos posted here 


See Website for more information


Contact me if you have any questions! 

I can't wait to see you Thursday!


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, racing and walking. The course distance is 5k. 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.


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

If you haven’t signed up yet, online registration is open until Wednesday at 5pm.

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

6:25 – 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 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 fruit.

We will have FPTRS tech shirts on sale for $20.


Eight Races Dates - Thursday evenings, May 7 through July 9, 2015 - no race on July 2nd (May 14 was cancelled due to a lightening storm and flash floods) 

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

Chip Timing

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

Series Awards and Party - Thursday, July 9th, following the race. Accumulate Series Points at each race for the Series awards.  Male and Female Age Groups: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. 

Distance - 5K - Every other race 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.


--- SIGN UP HERE! ---
Online registration closes at 5pm on Wednesday

If you registered for the cancelled May 14th race, you have a race credit. Redeem at the registration tent on-site at your next race.  If you enrolled with a Series Pass, you're good to go!
All returning runners be sure to pick up a new bib each week.

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

Family Discount - Families with three or more registering are eligible for a 15% discount. Contact Diane for discount code.

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 $2 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 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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