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5th Annual Folsom Blues Breakout Wrap

10/31/2017, 2:30pm PDT
By FBB Staff


A spectacular Fall morning greeting the runners of the 5th Annual Folsom Blues Breakout. A total of approximately 1,800 competed in the four events. Most of the entrants were from California, but out-of-state Johnny Cash fans came from AR, AZ, CO, MI, MO, NV, OR, TN, WA and Alberta, Canada! Although the course was revised to avoid the rock slide on the north shore of Lake Natoma, all went well. Thank you for your patience with this change.

Enjoy the slide show below compiled from many of the wonderful photos that were posted on the FBB Facebook page - lots of happy runners in spite of the change!

Event management sends a big "THANK YOU" to our sponsors, the hundreds of volunteers, and to our entrants for making this event possible. Proceeds from the Folsom Blues Breakout events help to fund youth fitness through both the free Kids 1K Breakaway and for maintenance and improvements of the Willow Hill Cross Country Course at Folsom High School.

Results are final! Kudos to the Half Marathon, Relay and 5K overall winners listed below the slide show. Age Division awards for the Half marathon and 5K and the 3-deep Relay Team Division awards will be mailed out. They should be in the hands (and on the belts - that's a hint) of the award winners in about a month, since they are custom made and coming directly from the awards company. 

Be sure to visit our booth at the California International Marathon Expo on December 1st and 2nd at the Sacramento Convention Center, where you will be able to enter the 2018 FBB for the lowest rate of the year!

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



Tag(s): Half Marathon