October 12th, 2014American Spirit Half Marathon



Folsom Lake SRA
7755 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630



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The half marathon will start at the Folsom State Recreation Offices and utilize the American River Bike Trail on the trail behind Lake Natoma Inn. The course is a net negative elevation gain race run entirely on the paved bike path. Actual distance is 13.3 miles.

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Sunrise 7:10am
Sunset 6:32pm


Three aid stations will be located along the course.  Aid stations will supply water, electrolytes,  gels, and salt tablets.  Vehicular and spectator access is available at all aid stations.

Aid Station Mile Next Aid
Start 0 2.8
Negro Bar 2.8 3.8
Main Street 6.6 4.1
Willow Creek 10.7 2.6
Finish 13.3 0



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The best option for air travel is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), approximately 25 miles west of Folsom.  Some airlines fly into Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), approximately 65 miles southwest of Folsom.


Lake Natoma Inn
702 Gold Lake Drive
Folsom, CA 95630
Tel: 800-808-5253
Group Attendee Code: 11268

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Until September 10th, 2014 at 11:59pm:

Half Marathon $65


September 11th, 2014 at 12:00am until October 8th, 2014 at 11:59pm:

Half Marathon $75


Race Day/PPU Registration

Half Marathon $80


If the race does not sell out, we will accept registrations at Packet Pickup and Race Morning.

**You must register by Sunday 09/21/2014 in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size!

Elemental Running is owned and operated by Veterans so we appreciate the service to country. If you are a veteran please CONTACT US and we will be happy to extend you a discount.

Race Directors: ERT is happy to offer you free entry with reciprocal race entry.  Please email us with your request.

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Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for trail races. We have some of the best volunteers and we are always looking for some more.

Volunteers earn entry to an Elemental Running race of equal or lesser distance.

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  • Half Marathon will start at 8:00am
  • Cut-off for all races is 2:00pm



Saturday, October 11th, 2014

After 12:00pm at the finish area on the American River Bike Trail near the Lake Natoma Inn

Sunday, October 12th, 2014


Folsom Lake SRA
7755 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630



All participants will receive a technical shirt and a finisher medal (upon completion of the registered event).  Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers in each race.

Winners must be present to receive all finisher awards and raffle prizes. No awards or prizes will be mailed.

Runner instructions will be given ten (10) minutes prior to the race start. Runners are responsible for hearing all instructions, checking the website for updates, and reviewing the participant instructions email that will be sent and posted on Facebook and Twitter no later than Friday before the race.

Gear check will be available at the Start Area. Runners must mark their items clearly with their name and place them in the gear check area. Gear check is to be used at the runners’ risk; Elemental Running is not responsible for any lost, misplaced, or stolen items.


THERE IS NO SHUTTLE FOR THIS RACE. You can set up carpools here: [button link=”” target=”_self or _blank” color=”highlight or black”]Facebook Event Page[/button]

Start: There are multiple places you can park around the start area including the Folsom SRA offices and a shopping center across Folsom Auburn Blvd.

Finish: All participants can park in the parking structure on the corner of Leidesdorff Street and Reading Street. DO NOT park in the Lake Natoma Inn parking lot unless you are staying at the hotel.



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