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2021 Jail Break Highlights and Photos!

October 17, 2021

2021 Highlights
Celebrating a "Breakaway" Return to In-Person Running!

  • The 2021 Men's Winner of the Half Marathon, Folsom's own Shadrack Biwott (the "Running Mayor of Folsom") set a course record (1:03:53)! He will be running the NYC Marathon on November 7. Good luck Shaddy!
  • Women's Half Marathon Winner Maria Bocanegra of El Dorado Hills (1:29:23)
    5K winners: Men - Scott Williams of Lodi (18:38); Women - Karyn Hoffman of Folsom (20:22)
    Relay Team Winners: Men - United Stride Blind Runners (1:37:29);  Women - Relay Rollin' (1:57:14); Coed - United Stride Blind Runners (2:01:11)
  • Race day dawned with perfect running weather for the 9th consecutive year.
  • Scroll down to enjoy 2021 Folsom Blues photos and videos.Thank you for your submissions! More will be used in the post-race slideshow at

2021 Photo/Video Gallery, from the Start to the Finish!


Race-ready friends...

...await the start in the  shadow of Folsom Prison.

"Lifers" and "Repeat Offenders" breaking out!

FBB2021 Along the shore of Lake Natoma
About Mile 4 along the scenic Lake Natoma shore

FBB2021 View from Hazel Ave. Bridge
View from the Hazel Ave. Bridge looking toward the Nimbus Dam

FBB2021 Mile 8 Sign
Every mile is clearly marked!

FBB2021 Happy Runner Leaving Nimbus Dam Area
Happy Dad greets his favorite cheerleader.

FBB2021 Happy Runners on Lake Natoma Trail Bridge
Just before Mile 9 - Happy Bridge Runners

Fall is upon us, bringing perfect weather for a Half Marathon.

FBB2021 View from Mile 12
View from about Mile 12. The finish nears...

FBB2021 the finish awaits
...and it awaits the Half Marathoners.

FBB 2021 Shadrack Biwott and family at the finish
Men's Half Marathon Winner and new course record holder, Shadrack Biwott and family.

FBB2021 Women's 13.1 Winner
Women's Half Marathon Winner Maria Bocanegra of El Dorado Hills (1:29:23) 

CLICK HERE to learn and see more about the Blind/Vision Impaired individuals, 
their guides, and their inspiring efforts!

FBB2021 Happy Prisoner Finishes
"Jail Break" Success!

Happy Finishers Collage
More happy finishers!

As always, great Johnny-Themed Shirts, Medallions, a Johnny Cash Tribute Band, & Free Beer!



Relive the 2019 Folsom Blues Breakout Events!

Relive the 2018 Folsom Blues Breakout Events!

Relive the 2017 Folsom Blues Breakout events!

Half Marathon

  • Men's Winner: Lee Piercy of Folsom in 1:12:53
  • Women's Winner: Erin Wachter of Folsom in 1:23:18
  • Age division performance of the day belongs to 81-years-young Manuel Loverde. He finished in 2:27:31, an 11:16 min./mi. pace.


  • Men's Winner: Anthony Cortes of Half Moon Bay in 15:09
  • Women's Winner: Courtney Heiner of Rancho Cordova in 17:01

Cash 'n Carter Half-a-Half Relay

  • Coed Team & Overall Relay Winner: The Young & the Restless (Zachary Graeber/Amber Todd) in 1:30:07
  • Women's Team: Golden Angels (Tamara McCormack/Molly Nizzoli) in 1:37:14
  • Men's Team Winner: Bob Barton/Michael Maddox in 1:40:04



Relive the beautiful 2016 Folsom Blues Breakout morning with the slide show below.

Relive the 2015 event by viewing this slideshow.

Relive the 2014 Events!

Favorite Videos!

Runners "Get Rhythm"! By DJ Supe who kept the runners movin' to the tunes!

(Be sure to have your sound on.)