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Bus to the Start Information TBA

10/08/2021, 7:30am PDT
By FBB Events

Official Bus-to-the-Start Info & Covid Mandates

A limited number of busses will be taking runners to the start on Race morning. Information about these busses has been emailed to registered runners and are posted here. According to current California mandates, EVERYONE using Public Transit is required to wear a mask.

Bus to the Start Details TBA. The info below is from 2021.

For runners staying at select Folsom hotels:

  • Bus to the start for you is FREE. All registered runners staying at select Folsom hotels were emailed the details about signing up for a bus-to-the-start ticket.
  • Busses will not be picking up runners staying at select Folsom hotels. You must arrange to get to the bus-to-the-start location in Historic Folsom, near the Finish line on Reading St. between Sutter St. and Leidesdorff St. (map) There is plenty of parking in this area (details below).

For runners NOT staying at select Folsom hotels:

  • All registered runners were emailed were emailed the details about purchasing a bus-to-the-start ticket ($10).  
  • The only bus-to-the-start pickup location is  near the Finish line on Reading St. between Sutter St. and Leidesdorff St. in Historic Folsom. You must arrange to get there. (map) There is plenty of parking in this area (details below).


MORE bus-to-the-start ticket details (2021 info; 2022 info TBA):

  • IMPORTANT: The deadline to sign up for or purchase your bus ticket is by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
  • We fully expect these tickets to sell out quickly.
  • Pick up your bus ticket at at Friday/Saturday/Sunday Packet Pick Up.
  • There will be no additional bus ticket sign ups or purchases available at 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. Give yourself time for one of these two options:
    • If you have a bus ticket to the start, you must drive to the bus-to-the-start pick up location.
    • If you do not have a bus ticket to the start, you must have made other arrangements to get to the Start.
  • Busses to the start will be located near the Finish area in Historic Folsom, on Reading St. between Sutter St. and Leidesdorff St. (map)
  • Bus departure schedule is every half hour beginning at 5:30am. Last bus departs at 7am. It is recommended that 5K runners do not use the final 7am bus since their start time is at 7:30am.
  • Give yourself ample time to park in the free parking garage at Leidesdorff and Reading St. or in the area's free lots and street parking.
  • RELAY runners: No busses will be servicing the Relay Exchange. Relay Runner #1 may use the bus-to-the-start option if successful in purchasing or signing up for a ticket. Otherwise have Runner #2 drop you off at the start. Runner #2 will park at the Relay Exchange. Access is off Main Ave. in Orangevale (map). There is a dirt road there which will be staffed to allow relay runners into the park. Runner #2 will receive an access pass with your relay packet. After the Relay Exchange, Runner #1 will use Runner #2's car to return to the finish. 
  • At the start there will be plenty of porta-potties and a drop bag area for clothes you do not want to wear during the race... these will be transported back to the finish area where you can retrieve them... do NOT put valuable items in these bags.
  • There will be no shuttle busses from the finish area back to select Folsom hotels or to Dick's Sporting Goods.
  • Busses are for runners only - no spectators please.

Visit the Half Marathon pagethe Relay page or the 5K page for details about runners making their own arrangements to get to the start area.

Tag(s): Half Marathon