*** In Memory of Robert and Linda Mathis ***
September 15th, 2012
Folsom Lake (south side)
E Natoma Street and Folsom Point
(address updated 9/14)
Race Start & Time Limits | Fees | Packet Pickup | Race Day
This event is being held in remembrance of former race directors Robert and Linda Mathis, who were tragically killed on December 30, 2011, when they were struck by a driver while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. Proceeds will benefit The Robert and Linda Mathis Foundation, which provides funding to organizations that work towards DUI prevention and education, as well as those assisting victims of DUIs.
Robert and Linda were beloved in the running community and are missed dearly. Thank you for helping us keep their legacy alive.
All distances follow an out-and-back course on single-track trails, from Folsom Point towards Old Salmon Falls, along the East shore of Folsom Lake.
GPS and elevation profile to follow. Exact courses and aid station locations subject to change prior to the event.
The mid-September running will see typical temperatures of a high in the high 80s ⁰F and a low in the mid 50s ⁰F, with precipitation unlikely.
Four aid stations will be located along the course. Aid stations will supply water, Heed, Hammer gels, Endurolytes, soda, and a variety of sweet and salty snacks.
Runners must be sure to check in to each aid station.
- Runners must wear their official race number on the front of their person, where it must be visible at all times.
- Each runner must complete the entire selected course under their own power in order to be eligible for a finisher award. Changes to a different distance are allowed provided they are communicated to an aid station as well as upon completion of the race.
- Each runner must carry all their own food, fluids and other supplies needed for use between aid stations.
- Runners may not accept aid from a support crew or any other source while on the course and in between aid stations and designated support locations, except in case of a medical emergency.
- Any entrant who is unable or does not desire to finish the race must continue to the nearest aid station. The runner must relinquish their race number to the aid station captain and state their decision to withdraw.
- Absolutely no littering. Please respect the natural beauty of our trails and the rights of everyone to enjoy them.
The best option for air travel is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), approximately 35 miles west of Folsom. Some airlines fly into Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), approximately 70 miles south of Folsom.
Camping is available at Folsom Lake. For information, visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=500.
The raffle will be held promptly at 8:00am, with races starting immediately thereafter. Races will begin approximately in five-minute intervals following conclusion of the raffle.
All distances have a 9-hour time limit; however, no runner will be pulled provided they are cognizant, in good physical condition, and in no danger to themselves.
All times are local time (Pacific Daylight Time) on Saturday, September 15th, 2012.
Until midnight, Thursday, 9/13
Registration available exclusively on
If the race does not sell out, we will accept registrations at Packet Pickup Race Morning
**You must register by Friday, August 31st in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size!
Preregistrants will receive an email with instructions several days prior to Race Day.
Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for trail races. And we have some of the best! Interested in volunteering? Let us know here. In additional to a sweet volunteer tee (you know you want one!), we thank you with free entry into any ERT race this year. And lots of hugs and kisses.
All participants will receive a performance shirt, a finisher award (upon completion of the registered event), and goodie bag. Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers in each race. Depth of awards will be determined by the size of the participant field.
Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for entry to win one of the raffle prizes provided by Elemental Running and Training and its generous sponsors and partners. Additional tickets will be available for purchase for $2 each or three for $5. Raffle will take place prior to the race start.
Winners must be present to receive all finisher awards and raffle prizes. No awards or prizes will be mailed.
All spectators, crew, friends, and family are welcome to relax at the start/finish area and enjoy the atmosphere while cheering on their runners. Plenty of food and beverages will be available, as well as a post-race barbeque. Donations from non-participants will be greatly appreciated and passed along to the designated charitable beneficiary.
The festival area will include booths and displays by many ERT partners, with product samples, demonstrations, and items for sale, so don’t forget to bring some cash.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, so contact ERT today if you or your organization wishes to be represented at the festival.
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Coming September 17th!