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Bus to the Start Information

04/26/2021, 7:30am PDT
By FBB Events

Official Bus to the Start Info is Pending Covid Mandates

Pending any Covid Mandates, the "normal" Folsom Blues Breakout busing processes as shown below are on hold, and bus passes are not able to be purchased at this point.  When an October 2021 bus plan is finalized, all registrants will be alerted to the options.  At that point, if a bus pass purchase is needed, Add-ons can easily be completed thru each RunSignup profile - Manage Add-ons. Thank you for understanding.  

Bus to the Start Details

For runners staying at select Folsom hotels:

  • Bus to the start for you is FREE. Note that the bus ticket reservation page is the same as for those not staying at a hotel, but the first field on the form gives you the option to select the free hotel guest reservation.
  • If you need to add your free bus ticket at a later date, click here for instructions. You must make any online registration form changes by 11:59 pm on Monday, Oct. 11.

For runners NOT staying at select Folsom hotels:

  • For a fee tbd, you may purchase a bus-to-the-start ticket. When you enter, select the Folsom hotel or Dick's Sporting Goods store where you wish to get on the bus.
  • To add your bus ticket-to-the-start at a later date, or change your bus pick up location, click here for instructions. You must make any online registration form changes by 11:59 pm on Monday, Oct. 11.


IMPORTANT bus ticket details:

  • Your bus ticket may be purchased (fee tbd) and bus pick up location selected when you register for the Half Marathon, 5K or Relay.
  • Again note that bus tickets are free for guests at select Folsom hotels but such guests must select their pick up hotel when signing up.  
  • IMPORTANT: The deadline to make online changes to your bus-to-the-start ticket information (i.e. change your bus pick up location; purchase your bus ticket; switch to race day packet pick up) is by 11:59 pm on Monday, Oct. 11CLICK HERE for editing your registration instructions. You may also make changes in person and purchase bus-to-the-start tickets at Friday/Saturday Packet Pick Up.
  • If you have purchased a bus-to-the-start ticket, it will be noted on your bib number's attached ID tag.
  • There are no online bus ticket purchases after Monday, 11:59, Oct. 12. They may be purchased at the Friday and Saturday Dick's Sporting Goods Packet Pick Up.
  • Race day packet pick up is from 5:30am to 6:00am for the Half Marathon, Relay and 5K ONLY at Dick's Sporting Goods in Folsom, NEVER at the start.
  • Buses to the start depart from select Folsom hotels and from Dick's Sporting Goods between 6:00am and 6:30am. There is free parking in the hotel and Dick's parking lots.
  • Buses to the START from the finish area and the Lake Natoma Inn will be located on Reading St.
  • Parking is limited near the finish area's Lake Natoma Inn, so it is best to choose from the other select Folsom hotels, where parking is abundant.  
  • The free shuttle bus service for bus ticket holders from the finish area back to all the select Folsom hotels and to Dick's Sporting Goods is located on Decatur St. .
  • These hotels are all within just a few miles of the finish area.
  • Half Marathon, 5K and FIRST leg RELAY runners must be parked and ready to board the bus at their selected hotel location before 6:00 am for the 6:00am to 6:30am departure.
  • Half Marathon, 5K and FIRST leg RELAY runners must be parked at the Dick's Sporting Goods location in time to pick up their packet (begins at 5:30am) and then board the bus for the 6:00am departure to the start. 
  • Buses will stay at the start area until the race starts, and you may stay on the bus until 10-minutes before the start.
  • SECOND leg RELAY runners' buses leave at 6:30 am from select Folsom Hotels & Dick's Sporting Goods to transport these runners to the exchange location. These same buses will transport FIRST leg RELAY runners back to the finish area.
  • Buses are for runners only - no spectators please.

Getting back to your car: your bus ticket purchase includes shuttle bus service from the finish area (on Decatur St.) back to all the select Folsom hotels and to Dick's Parking lot. These are all within a few miles of the finish area.  

Return to the Half Marathon pagethe Relay page or the 5K page for details about runners using their own arrangements to be dropped off at the start area.

Tag(s): Half Marathon