Thank you for registering for the 2023 Folsom Firecracker!. We look forward to including you in the morning’s festivities and kicking off the holiday with you.
This email contains important race information; we ask you to take a few minutes to review it. Should you have questions, we are happy to answer them by email.
YOUR RACE ENTRY
You are registered as follows:
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CORRECTIONS: If any of the above information needs correcting, or, if you would like to switch to a different distance, please email us the change by 5pm on Monday, July 3. There is no charge to change distances, but it is important that you are wearing the correct bib for the distance you plan to complete in order to ensure everyone has accurate overall and age group placements for the event. Any last minute distance changes can also be reported to the Problems/Solutions line at registration on race day.
Special Divisions: If you would like to enter a Special Division and have not yet done so, or, if your plans have changed and you would like to be removed from a Special Division (eg. you were planning to participate with your dog and now you are not), please send us these changes by email by 5pm on Monday, July 3.
Special Divisions are: Adaptive Athlete, Baby Jogger/Strollers, Dog Division, US Military Active Duty, US Military Reserves, US Military Veteran.
Special Division Lookup: You can check your special division by visiting the results page here and searching your name in the top right hand corner. Click on your underlined name in the search results. On the next screen, Special Division entry will be listed on the left hand side. If that field is blank, it means you are not registered for a special division. As a reminder, all entrants in special divisions will also be ranked in their respective age group and eligible for age group awards.
PACKET PICK UP
Packet Pick Up will be held on Sunday, July 2 at Fleet Feet Folsom from 11am to 3pm. They are located at 6610 Folsom-Auburn Rd, Folsom, CA 95630.
We will be set up in front of the store, and bibs and shirts will be available for pickup from 11am to 3pm. We regret we will not be able to distribute packets outside of those hours.
We can also accept late registration at this time with payment by either cash or debit/credit card. You are welcome to pick up for friends or family members; you do not need to bring anything with you to do so; just tell the volunteer their last name and they will look your friend/family up on their tablet.
If you are unable to pick up on Sunday, you can pick up your bib and t-shirt on race morning, Tuesday, July 4, from 6:30 am up to twenty minutes before your race start. Please plan on arriving at least 45 minutes before your race start to ensure you have sufficient time to do so.
FRIENDS WHO STILL NEED TO SIGN UP
Friends or family members who still need to register can pre-register through July 1st. Late registration will also be available online July 2 through July 4, including on-site on race morning. Cash and debit/credit card will be accepted for in-person payment at both Packet Pick Up and on race morning. Link to register at: https://runsignup.com/folsom
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
6:30 AM – Registration opens
7:41 AM – National Anthem
7:45 AM – 10K Start
7:50 AM – 5K Start
8:00 AM – 2 Mile Start
10:00 AM – Festivities Conclude
All three courses will be well marked. We do allow well-behaved, leashed dogs, who are comfortable around other dogs and crowds, to participate. We will require that you start toward the back for your safety and the safety of others. Of course, be prepared to clean up after your pup. Strollers are permitted in all distances. Children in strollers do not need to be registered.
While on the race course, please be mindful that the bike trail is NOT CLOSED to other members of the public, and in particular, to cyclists. You will likely encounter some cyclists on race morning. To co-exist in harmony, we ask that you stay to the right on the bike path at all times, and remain aware and listening for people approaching from behind.
There will be water stations serving both water and Gatorade on the route as follows: one on the 5K and two on the 10K. If you will need fluids more frequently than this, we encourage you to carry water with you during your run/walk. Fleet Feet has a great selection of products for this purpose.
All finishers (wearing a bib) will receive a finisher’s medal after crossing the finish line.
Your bib number will have a QR code on the front of it. You can use the camera app on your phone to scan this and go to the results page located at https://results.changeofpace.
Chromebooks will also be available on site for you to check your race results. You can also check them in your phone’s browser by clicking this link: https://results.changeofpace.
Facchino Photography will be on-site and along the course to capture your image as you complete the Folsom Firecracker. Pictures will be available to view in approximately 5 days here.: https://facchinophotography.
AGE GROUP & SPECIAL DIVISION AWARDS
All races will be timed.
Overall awards will be presented to the top three overall finishers (based on gun time) per gender (male, female, nonbinary) in each race distance.
Age Group Awards will be presented to the top three finishers per gender in each age group. Age group placement is determined by net time (the elapsed time from when you personally cross the start line mats, to when you finish).
Special Division prizes will be presented to the top three finishers in each category, broken down by gender (except for the dog division, which is not broken down by gender but is awarded to the top five dogs by time).
To allow you to return home as soon as possible to prepare for your holiday activities, there will be no awards ceremony, but rather, an Awards Tent near the finish line where you can pick up your medal, if you are an award winner.
Please note that unclaimed awards will not be mailed. If you place in the top three in your age group or in your special division, and do not pick up on event day, you will be able to pick up your medal in-person at Fleet Feet Folsom from July 6 to July 31.
Age groups are:
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+.
SUPPORTING SHRINERS CHILDREN’S
The event will benefit the burn prevention programs at Shriners Children’s of Northern California. Their world renowned hospital is located next to the UC Davis Med Center and provides care to children with burn injuries, cleft palates, orthopedic conditions, other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
Please be sure to visit their booths on event day to learn more about burn prevention.
If you would like to make a donation directly to Shriners Children’s, you may do so here. Donations of any amount are welcome.
PARKING & LOCATION
The race start/finish line is at 145 Parkshore Drive in Folsom, CA 95630.
There is ample (free) parking around the start and finish line in the business parks adjacent to Parkshore Drive.
We suggest arriving at the race site at least 45 minutes prior to your race start to ensure you have sufficient time to warm up, use porta-potties, pick up your bib, etc.
We ask that you exit Folsom Blvd. at Woodmere Road and then turn right on Parkshore Drive as indicated below. This will help us keep vehicles off the road where the start/finish line is located. Please see below map.
For directions on your phone, please use this address:
101 Parkshore Dr, Folsom, CA 95630 or this link: https://goo.gl/maps/
Follow us on social media for race updates, pics, race day video, special offers and more. For this event, we will be tracking the hashtag #FolsomFirecracker on Instagram.
Race Website: https://changeofpace.com/