Mississippi Bar Trail Run
Saturday | June 5, 2021
Staggered Race Starts | 8:00 am
We are pleased to announce the go-ahead for our 2nd Annual Mississippi Bar Trail Run 5K/Virtual Run!
Our in-person race will follow state and county COVID-19 health and safety guidelines with official start times to be announced. Due to restrictions, we are allowed a maximum of 200 race participants.
SPREAD THE WORD
SUPPORT A LOCAL FAIR OAKS CAUSE
Proceeds of the event support our beneficiary, the Rachel Anne Gray Memorial Scholarship. Learn more about this incredible cause below.
|Registration Closes 6/3|
|In-Person 5K (Military)||$30|
|Virtual 5K (Military)||$25|
*Registration is managed through Race Roster. Click "Register to Race" above or visit the website here.
DATE & LOCATION
Saturday, June 5th | 9500 Sunset Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628
First wave of runners leaves at 8:00 AM. Group details will be announced the week of the race. Maximum of 200 race participants.
The event entrance is located at the intersection of Sunset & Main Avenues in Fair Oaks, CA. Traveling east or west on Highway 50, look for the Hazel Ave. exit (21) and take Hazel north to Sunset Ave. Turn right on Sunset and follow the street past Phoenix Park on your right all the way down until you reach the intersection with Main Ave.
Packet Pick-Up | Friday, June 5th
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Race bibs and t-shirts will be available for pick-up on Friday, June 5th at the Fleet Feet Folsom store location:
T-Shirt, Medal & Race Bib
This year features a newly-designed t-shirt, finisher medal and race bib. These come included in the price of your registration!
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY
All entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred to future races. However, entries may be transferred to other individuals for this race (managed through our Race Roster website). There are NO exceptions to the non-refundable policy.
Our races will utilize chip technology with live results and runner tracking brought to you by Capital Road Race Management, the premier professional race management company throughout Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. You can learn more about them and the other races they serve below.
VIRTUAL RUN | deadline June 5th
In the spirit of what this trail run is all about – being healthy, having fun, and taking on a challenge for an important cause – you can participate in this event on YOUR own time in YOUR own way as a virtual runner! Before or on June 5th, you can run, skip, jog, or walk the 5K distance in whichever way you are most comfortable with. It’s your race, on your terms! Whether you’re on the trail, the treadmill, the sidewalk, or at the park – go the distance and accomplish the goal!
Important Notice: All virtual results will be marked as 'unofficial' and will not be included in the official race-day standings.
Virtual Run PROOF OF PARTICIPATION
Submitting proof of participation before the end of June 5th is easier than ever through Race Roster. Click here for instructions on how to upload your virtual results. Don’t forget to share your experience with us on social media!
When you complete your run and show proof of participation, you will be eligible to receive your event t-shirt and finisher medal!
Situated on the north shore of Lake Natoma, Mississippi Bar makes for a beautiful yet challenging trail run prospect! This race highlights the unique natural features that make our area truly one of a kind: the rocky, open terrain evidence of a gold mining past; the meandering trails of the American River enjoyed in all seasons by outdoor enthusiasts; and the rolling, oak-studded hills that define the beloved Fair Oaks bluffs.
5K COURSE FEATURES
The 5K course ventures up into the oak-lined bluffs that consist of single and double track trails with some areas of steep elevation change (incline and decline). From atop the bluffs, you will have beautiful views of Lake Natoma and the unique rock dredge trails left behind by gold prospectors. The descent will take you into the back half of the course which will run along a flat access road and back into the main event area.
Click the link above to be taken to the official course map on AllTrails.com. From there you can download any number of GPS-related files like GPX, Google Earth, Garmin, etc. for use on your own smartphone, smartphone, or other device.
Rachel Anne Gray Memorial Scholarship
In honor of Rachel Anne Gray, a cherished member of Fair Oaks who has left a lasting impact on our community, the Gray family along with the Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board and FORPD are proud to host the Rachel Anne Gray Memorial Scholarship Program to acknowledge young people who are committed to community and school service and who seek positive solutions to the critical problems and issues today’s youth face.
Rachel, who passed away on September 2nd, 2012 at the age of 21, was an active individual in our community and her spirit of living life to the fullest each day continues to make a difference in the people she touched.
Please help us by donating to support the three scholarships in Rachel’s name that have been awarded annually since 2015 to deserving high school students in Fair Oaks.
Sponsorship & Vendor opportunities limited!
If you would like to inquire about sponsorship or vendor opportunities for this event, please contact Race Director, Nick Davison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.