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Celebrate & Unite

Join us for the 12th Annual Folsom Firecracker. It is a great way to kick off Independence Day.

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 a sparkly red-white-and-blue finisher’s medal. We encourage you to register early!

2023 Distances

5K, 10K and a 2 Mile Course.

Three courses for 2023. 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. Registration opens in late February 2023.

Entry Fees

2022 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.

2022 Finisher’s Medal:

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 2pm to 5:30pm 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 (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.


Contact us by email here.

Race Day is Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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, 2-5:30pm) and on race morning, Tuesday, 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


July 4
7:30 am - 11:00 am
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A Change of Pace Foundation


Lake Natoma Bike Trails
145 Parkshore Drive
Folsom, CA 95630 United States
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** Please always check with the event director to confirm race info, like dates, times, venue, etc. **


DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2023

DISTANCES: 5K •  10K  •   Half Mar.  •   2K

– Finisher medals
– Short and Long Sleeve T-shirt options
– Adaptive divisions available

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Contact Info


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  • Phone: 530-757-2012
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    2121 Everglades Place
    Davis, CA 95616

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Upcoming ACOP Events

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    March 25
  2. Sac State 5K

    April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    April 30 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  4. CPOA Run to Remember

    May 20 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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    July 4 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

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