Sierra Trail Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA

Race Information:

The Sierra Trail Half Marathon and 5K will be run on fantastic, scenic, single track trails that travel along the shoreline of Folsom Lake and through the forested foothills of south Placer County.

Sierra Nevada Trail Challenge:
The Sierra Nevada Trail Challenge competition combines your finish time from the Sierra Trail Half Marathon on Saturday October 18th with your finish time as a Solo Rider from the TBF MTB 50 Miler mountain bike race on Sunday October 19th.  All athletes racing both days will be automatically entered into the Sierra Nevada Trail Challenge.

Race Category: Run


Sierra Trail Half Marathon: $50 until August 10, $55 until Race Day, $65 Race Day
Half Marathon 18 and under: $40 until August 10, $45 until Race Day, $55 Race Day
5K Run/Walk: $35 until August 10, $40 until Race Day, $50 Race Day

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Packet Pickup:

Packets may be picked up from 7-8am on the day of the race.

Event Schedule:

7:00 Registration/Packet Pick up
7:30 Race announcements begin
Sierra Trail Half Marathon - 8:00 am Start
5K Run/Walk – 8:15 am Start
10:00 Start of Awards

Course Description:

The Sierra Trail Half Marathon starts along the shore of Folsom Lake and after a short section on pavement begins climbing the small hills of the shoreline for an out and back course that veers once to a scenic point along the lake and returns up some short but steep hills, with aid stations spread evenly along the course. There is a climb up Mooney Ridge on the way back to the finish line.
Half Marathon Course Map
5k Course Map

Aid Stations:

Aid stations will be located on the course at miles 1, 2.5, 3.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 – each serving cold water, Electrolyte beverage, and CLIF Shot energy gels and Bloks.

Divisions and Awards:

First place Overall M and Female in the Sierra Trail Half Marathon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Sierra Trail Half Marathon.

For the 5K Run/Walk there will be a first place overall award for the top male and female individual, and awards will be given to the top three athletes in each ten-year age group for male and female runners.


Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc…are not allowed on the run course. Run numbers must be worn on the run and when crossing the finish line.

Competitor Goodies:

Athletes entered in The Sierra Trail Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk will receive a custom tech-tee race shirt, and athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar and Emerald Nuts product samples.

Post Race Athlete Food:

Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot pasta with salad, fruit, cookies and beverage.

Refund and Transfer Information:

TBF Racing has a no refund policy on all of our events. A refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week. Transfers are allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There is a $25 transfer fee. Transfers are not allowed during race week. ALL TBF Racing events are held rain or shine.


Our Race for FREE Athlete Volunteer Program offers a chance to get involved with multi-sport events, have fun, and earn a $40 TBF Racing Volunteer voucher good towards entry fees at any of our events this year. Each volunteer shift is 4 hours. We ask volunteers to reserve a volunteer position at any of our events by emailing as our volunteer positions will fill up quickly.

Training and Coaching:

TBF Training provides group workouts and coaching for the sport of Triathlon along with individual Multi-Sport Coaching and Personal Training.

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