LAKE NATOMA 50K/26.2M/13.1M

Lake Natoma 50K 26.2 13.1March 8th, 2015

Beals Point State Park
7995 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630









We have received an onslaught of e-mails questioning how the absence of one person can result in cancellation of a race. We feel it is appropriate to provide some information that may help to clarify the situation.

We are a very small company–in fact, there are just two of us. We are responsible for everything: timing, course marking, packet pickup. The permit is in our name. It is simply not possible to delegate this enormous amount of work to others, let alone at the eleventh hour.

We know you are disappointed and frustrated. We empathize because we have spent thousands of dollars on shirts, medals, travel, and labor for this event, and countless hours preparing for it. Postponing was not a discretionary decision; it was unavoidable. If there were literally any other option, we would have pursued it.

We just got approval from Folsom to hold the event next SUNDAY MARCH 8TH.

You have two options:

You may run next Sunday March 8th or transfer to another Elemental event.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this causes, and we thank you for your understanding.


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The course begins in Folsom on the American River Bike Trail at Beals Point State Park. The out-and-back course first travels south on the trail through Negro Bar State Park to the Hazel Avenue Bridge, turning North and proceeding through Willow Creek State Park. The Half Marathon turnaround at the Mississippi Bar on the American River Bike Trail just short of Main Avenue. The 50K will start with an out-and-back to Cavitt Middle School before heading south on the American River Bike Trail.

The Marathon and Half Marathon courses are on a paved bike trail.

Courses subject to change based on conditions and permitting.

Printable and downloadable maps are available on the MapMyRun Elemental Running page. We suggest you add the MapMyRun application to your smart phone, print a map, or add the .gpx file to your Garmin.



folsom weather forecast





50K Aid Stations


26.2M Aid Stations


13.1M Aid Stations

Aid Distance Next Aid Crew   Aid Distance Next Aid Crew   Aid Distance Next Aid Crew
Start 0 2.3 X Start 0 4.3 X Start 0 4.3 X
Cavitt MS 2.3 0.8 X Negro Bar 4.3 3.4 X Negro Bar 4.3 4.5 X
Beals Point 3.1 4.3 X Main Street 7.7 3.5 Negro Bar 8.8 4.3 X
Negro Bar 7.4 3.4 X Willow Creek 11.2 3.8 X Finish 13.1 0 X
Main Street 10.8 3.5 Willow Creek 15 3.5 X
Willow Creek 14.3 5.5 X Main Street 18.5 3.4
Willow Creek 19.8 3.5 X Negro Bar 21.9 4.3 X
Main Street 23.3 3.4 Finish 26.2 0 X
Negro Bar 26.7 4.3 X
Finish 31 0 X



The best option for air travel is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), approximately 30 miles west of Folsom.  Some airlines fly into Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), approximately 70 miles south of Folsom.

Larkspur Landing Hotel
121 Iron Point Road
Folsom, CA 95630

Hilton Garden Hotel
221 Iron Point Road
Folsom, CA 95630


Until January 28th, 2015 at 11:59pm
50K – $100
26.2M – $90
13.1M – $60

January 29th, 2015 at 12:00am through February 27th, 2015 at 11:59pm
50K – $110
26.2M – $100
13.1M – $70

We will accept registrations at packet pickup and race morning; however, shirts and sizes are not guaranteed.

You must register by Monday, February 9th, 2015 in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size.

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

Race Directors: Elemental Running is happy to offer you free entry with a reciprocal race entry.  Please CONTACT US with your request.


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

Volunteers earn $10.00/hour race credit to any Elemental Running race.

Remember to sign out on the volunteer sheet when you leave the race so we have your hours recorded!



Sunday, 03/01/2015
Beals Point State Park
Start/Finish Line




50K and Marathon begin at 7:30am

Half Marathon begins at 8:00am

Cut off for all races is 4:00pm


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

Age group ribbons will be mailed after the event.

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/Finish 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’ own risk. Elemental Running is not responsible for any lost, misplaced, or stolen items.


Parking is available at Beals Point State Park. It is $12 to park unless you have the CA state pass.


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