All the Folsom Blues Breakout 5K details have been approved, and event management is really excited about this addition to the Half Marathon, Relay and Kids 1K Breakaway.
Runners not ready for the Half Marathon or Relay 6.5-mile distance will now have the opportunity to give the 3.1-mile distance a try. Younger runners will find it an exciting challenge to compete in a "real" race, complete with the always VERY cool tech-style t-shirts and finishers' medallion. The approx. 50-minute course-open (16-min./mi. pace) time will provide walkers a brisk stroll to start their day.
Much drama will be generated by the competition of speedsters seeking personal record times, and by experienced runners looking for a downhill workout to give their quads some serious strength training.
At 7:45, 5K'ers will cross their own start line just behind the FBB half start line, 15 minutes after the Half Marathon start. They will follow Folsom Crossing to Folsom-Auburn Road where they will turn left. Then they will stay on that (zoooom!) to the historic Rainbow Bridge. After crossing the bridge they will turn onto Leidesdorf Street and blast to the finish line just past the Folsom Visitors Bureau.
Then it is a short walk to the Finish Line Party Zone, music, beer, an assortment of post race refreshments, and all that Historic Old Town Folsom has to offer!
Folsom Blues Breakout 5K Course Elevation Profile
Tag(s): Half Marathon