It is official that the rockslide on North side of the Lake Natoma trail will not be cleared in time for the Oct. 21 FBB Half & Relay. Here is the Half Marathon/Relay course for 2018, just like the 2017 course with a slight change in the finish area location due to Leidesdorff St. construction.
The rockslide on the North side of Lake Natoma will not be cleared in time for the 2018 event, so the course will be the same as 2017, except for a slight change in the finish area location.
2018 Half Marathon/Relay Spectator Instructions
As always, please note that there is no parking at the start, so those dropping off runners should plan to begin spectating at Spots #1 or #2.
2018 Spectator Spot #1: Folsom Historic District, mile 3.6
2018 Spectator Spot #2: Willow Creek State Recreation Area, mile 6.3 (also the Relay Exchange area)
From the Folsom Historic District, take Folsom Blvd. South. Just 0.25 mile after the Blue Ravine intersection, turn right into the Willow Creek State Recreation Area. Traveling on Hwy 50, exit Folsom Blvd. and turn left. Travel 1.25 miles and make a u-turn at Blue Ravine intersection. Go 0.25 mile to the Willow Creek turnoff.
2018 Spectator Spot #3: Nimbus Dam State Recreation Area, mile 8.5
From Willow Creek State Rec. Area, turn right onto Folsom Blvd. Travel two miles and turn right onto Aerojet Rd. After 0.5 mi. turn right again into the Nimbus Dam State Recreation Area parking lot. From Hwy 50 exit onto Aerojet Rd. After 0.5 mi. turn right again into the Nimbus Dam State Recreation Area parking lot.
2018 Spectator Spot #4 mile 10.5: back to Willow Creek State Recreation Area, - See Spectator Spot #2
2018 Spectator Spot #5: the Finish, mile 13.1
The finish is located in the Folsom Historic District on the Folsom Station Plaza between Leidesdorff and Sutter Streets. Watch all those runners "Cross that line" Johnny Cash style! From Hwy. 50 take Folsom Blvd. to Folsom. Travel 2.8 miles into the Historic Folsom District. From Hazel Ave., turn left on Madison Ave. and follow it to where it merges with to Greenback Lane. Turn right, cross the Lake Natoma Bridge, and take the first exit ramp on the left up to the Folsom Historic District.
Race Day Road Closures:
The 13.1 mile course (for both the Half Marathon & Relay) has the following features:
FBB 5K Course Elevation