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Celebrate & Unite

Join us for our 11th Annual Folsom Firecracker. It is a great way to kick off Independence Day and we’re thrilled to bring this event back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The event will benefit Shriners Children’s Northern California, located here in Sacramento County off Hwy. 50 adjacent to the UC Davis Med Center. Shriners Children’s mission statement is to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.

Registration includes a race t-shirt, chip timing, eligibility for age group awards, and (NEW for 2022!) a sparkly red-white-and-blue finisher’s medal. A $5 discount is offered for youth participants ages 1 to 12 years. Early entry is offered for just $30 through May 31. We encourage you to register early!

2022 Distances

5K, 10K and a new 2 Mile Course.

Three new courses for 2022. The 2 Mile is perfect for families, younger participants, and those with strollers or well-behaved dogs.

All courses start and finish on Parkshore Drive and travel along the tree-lined Jedidiah Smith Bike trail and offer views of the pristine blue waters of the American River. 

Note: course is 95% paved, however there are some brief portions of the route on dirt.

How to Register

All registration is handled online. Click here to register.

Entry Fees

Entry fees are $30 by May 31, $35 from June 1 – June 20, $40 from June 21-July 1, and $45 July 2-4. There is a $5 discount for children ages 1-12 which will apply automatically during registration based on the child’s date of birth.

To ensure safety on the race course, as well as that every participant receives a finisher medal, there is a Field Limit for this event. Please register early to ensure your space. As of June 20th, the race is 65% full.

Finisher medal preview is below.

Silver medal with a bridge, fireworks, and firecracker

Race Day Times

6:30 AM – Registration opens
7:45 AM – 10K Start
7:50 AM – 5K Start
8:00 AM – 2 Mile Start

Participant Confirmation

A confirmation email is sent to each registrant when your online entry is submitted.

A detailed participant confirmation letter was sent to each race participant on June 30th, with confirmation of their entry along with race info. View a copy here.

Awards and Age Groups:

–>Awards will be presented to the top overall finishers per gender (male, female, nonbinary; based on gun time) plus the top three finishers per gender (based on net time) in the below age categories:

5K: 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, and 90+.

10K: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, and 90+.

2 Mile: 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, and 90+.

Age group and overall awards will be available for pick up at the awards tent in the post-race area.

Packet Pick Up: 

Packet pick up will be held from Noon to 5pm on July 3 at Fleet Feet Folsom. Race morning pick up will be available starting at 6:30 am. Packet will include your bib number and t-shirt.

Fleet Feet Folsom is located at 6610 Folsom-Auburn Rd, Folsom, CA 95630

Parking

Parking (free) is available in the surrounding corporate parks of Parkshore Drive. Please be mindful of no parking signs. The easiest approach is to turn off Folsom Blvd on to Windmere Road, and then turn right onto Parkshore Drive. From there you can park in any lot to your right.

For google maps or phone apps, use the address 101 Parkshore Drive, Folsom, CA 95630 or click this link: https://goo.gl/maps/Qjz2GgoXCCfj3aTc7

Post-Race Photos & Results

2022 Results: Race results are posted here.

If you are an age group winner (top three in your division), and do not pick up your medal on event day, they will be available for pick up at Fleet Feet Folsom from July 6 to July 22. Unclaimed awards will not be mailed. Fleet Feet Folsom is located at 6610 Folsom-Auburn Rd, Folsom, CA 95630.

Photos: Facchino Photography will be at the event to capture your image at the course and at the finish line. A couple days after the race, you’ll be able to see the professional images online here. Registered participants will also receive an email when pictures are live.

Our Beneficiary

The event will benefit the burn prevention program at Shriners Children’s of Northern California, located right here in Sacramento County. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501( c )(3) non-profit organization, commonly known as Shriners Children’s.

Their compassionate, respected physicians and staff provide care for children with orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, scars from any cause, cleft lip, anorectal disorders, chest wall malformations and other surgical needs. Care is always available for their patients, regardless of a family’s ability to pay or insurance status.

Questions?

Contact us by email here.

Race Day is Monday, July 4, 2022

Course Map

→ Download/view a PDF of the 5K/10K course here.
→ Download/view a PDF of the 2 Mile / 5K course here.

Bibs and T-shirts will be available for pick up at Packet Pick Up (Sunday, July 3, Fleet Feet Folsom, Noon to 5pm) and on race morning, Monday, July 4, starting at 6:30 a.m.

Volunteer at the Race!

Volunteers are needed on race day to help with tasks such as:

  • Registration (hand out t-shirts, bibs)
  • Course Monitor (direct athletes on the course)
  • Water Station (pass out water & Gatorade on the course)
  • Finish line refreshments, award hand-out, and water
  • Distributing finish line medals
  • Clean up

All shifts are relatively short and you will be done before lunch. That being said, we encourage all volunteers to wear sunscreen, bring a reusable bottle of water, and wear a hat. If you would like to volunteer, either by yourself or with a group, you can sign up online here. Please email us with any questions about volunteering here. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for fundraising opportunities. We would love to have your help on race day!

Race Results

Details

Date:
July 4
Time:
7:30 am - 11:00 am
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.folsomfirecracker.com/

Organizer

A Change of Pace Foundation
Phone:
530.757.2012
Email:
acopfoundation@gmail.com
Website:
https://changeofpace.com

Venue

Lake Natoma Bike Trails
145 Parkshore Drive
Folsom, CA 95630 United States
+ Google Map

** Please always check with the event director to confirm race info, like dates, times, venue, etc. **


FEATURED EVENT

Davis Turkey Trot  



DATE: Saturday, November 19 2022
LOCATION: Davis, CA

DISTANCES: 5K •  10K  •   Half Mar.  •   2 Mile  •  Kids Race

EVENT PERKS:  
– Sweet self-standing finisher medals
– Long Sleeve T-shirts included in entry (short sleeve for Kids Events)
– Adaptive divisions available
– Optional Dog Divisions for 2 Mile

MORE INFO: View details

 

 

 

Contact Info

 

Have a question not answered on our site?

  • Phone: 530-757-2012
  • Email Us
  • A Change of Pace Foundation
    2121 Everglades Place
    Davis, CA 95616

ACoP on Instagram

 
For #GivingTuesday, we hope you’ll consider a donation to one of our longtime race charities, @cancerchampionsorg. This non profit organization provides nutrition and fitness support directly to cancer patients. Even just $5 is hugely appreciated. 

Donating is quick and easy and takes just a minute.  Visit: cancerchampions.org/donations/ (link in our story) 
Thank you in advance ! 💙
For #GivingTuesday, we hope you’ll consider a donation to one of our longtime race charities, @cancerchampionsorg. This non profit organization provides nutrition and fitness support directly to cancer patients. Even just $5 is hugely appreciated. Donating is quick and easy and takes just a minute. Visit: cancerchampions.org/donations/ (link in our story) Thank you in advance ! 💙
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2022 Marin Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning

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 #marinturkeytrot
2022 Marin Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning Results at results.changeofpace.com #marinturkeytrot
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Congrats to all our Davis Turkey Trot finishers!!! Thank you for joining us this morning ! #davisturkeytrot
Congrats to all our Davis Turkey Trot finishers!!! Thank you for joining us this morning ! #davisturkeytrot
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Turkey Trot Packet Pick Up is underway at @fleetfeetdavis ! Thank you to the students from Grace Valley Christian Academy for volunteering today! We’ll be here until 6pm. After that, you can pick up at the race venue starting at 6:30am tomorrow.
Turkey Trot Packet Pick Up is underway at @fleetfeetdavis ! Thank you to the students from Grace Valley Christian Academy for volunteering today! We’ll be here until 6pm. After that, you can pick up at the race venue starting at 6:30am tomorrow.
Turkey Trot Packet Pick Up is underway at @fleetfeetdavis ! Thank you to the students from Grace Valley Christian Academy for volunteering today! We’ll be here until 6pm. After that, you can pick up at the race venue starting at 6:30am tomorrow.
Turkey Trot Packet Pick Up is underway at @fleetfeetdavis ! Thank you to the students from Grace Valley Christian Academy for volunteering today! We’ll be here until 6pm. After that, you can pick up at the race venue starting at 6:30am tomorrow.
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Nice! All the medals🏅for Saturday’s Davis Turkey Trot 🦃🏃‍♂️🧑‍🦽🦮🐾
Nice! All the medals🏅for Saturday’s Davis Turkey Trot 🦃🏃‍♂️🧑‍🦽🦮🐾
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Davis Turkey Trot finisher medals!
Davis Turkey Trot finisher medals!
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