October 17 - 25, 2020
RaceJoy Ready
Virtual Events

Virtual FCB Half Marathon

$30 Registration ends September 15, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT

Virtual FCB 5K

$30 Registration ends September 15, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT
Folsom Covid Blues - set for Virtual Racing October 17-25!!

With the Blues switching gears, the 2020 version of these special Folsom events will be hosted as Virtual with all of the whistles and bells - and great swag that the FBB - now FCB - offers.  Half Marathon and 5K distance on Actual and Anywhere courses, you don't want to miss this opportunity to beat the blues!!

NEW ENTRANTS - skip on over these choices and complete an entry in the Virtual Half or Virtual 5K.  
RUNNERS WHO HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED A FOLSOM BREAKOUT BLUES ENTRY prior to August 1, please mark a selection from the choices below by August 15. 


You will be able to select * Defer entry to October 2021, * Defer entry to October 2022, * Defer entry to October 2023
In addition to being offered a full defer of entry and any bus add-ons, all prior August 1 registrants who elect to defer their entry will be provided a unique invitation URL link to complete an entry to the 2020 Folsom Covid Blues at the half-priced value of $15 (plus a $5 packet shipping if needed.)  If these options won't work for you, you can mark the option to request a refund of entry and add-on monies paid.  

If we don't hear from you by August 15 on a specific choice, we will default your choice to Defer to October 2021 and will provide you with that Virtual $15 entry code.  

This update message will appear each time you open a new browser - once you have completed a new entry or marked your choice, you can just click on past the message to the main web pages. 

WHAT ABOUT RELAY TEAM MEMBERS - We aren't able to offer a virtual Covid Blues relay however, all Relay team members will be able to make the choices noted above and will be offered the solo half-priced Half distance virtual entry that can be switched to 5K if that's a better distance. 
WHAT ABOUT KIDS RUN - We aren't able to offer a virtual Covid Blues kids run but they are welcome to step up to the 5K at the regular Covid races cost by completing a new entry.

We appreciate your support in this extraordinary time and value your understanding and participation in the Folsom Blues races. 

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the 2021 event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

We will transfer your registration to the 2022 event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

We will transfer your registration to the 2023 event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

We understand. We hope you will consider completing a Virtual Folsom Covid Blues race entry so you don't miss out on the great swag and fun.  

Description

The Folsom Blues has succumbed to Covid-19 and is transitioning for 2020 to the Virtual Folsom Covid Blues!!   You can't keep a runner locked up forever, so we're virtually hosting the Folsom Covid Blues on your choice of the Actual traditional course or your favorite Anywhere route. 

 

Keep your Folsom Blues streak going, or join the fun for the first time.  The swag is awesome and the fun is unlimited so read on for the details and reserve your spot now since while you can run on October 17th (and thru Oct 25), registration is only going to be open from August 1 through September 15.   

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED??

Virtual racing is totally fun - competitive or not, getting outdoors one-foot-in-front-of-the-next, staying fit and connected to the running community is what its all about. 

The 2020 Folsom Covid Blues is offering
*  For the criminally well-priced entry cost of $30 the race includes a 'packet' of a gender-specific Tee, a custom face mask, AND a finisher medal!!! (If you can't collect your packet in person at Dick's Sporting Goods, Folsom, between Oct 17 and Oct 31 during regular store hours, please do add the $5 shipping cost so we can get these US mailed over to you.) 
*  Custom race bib - when you get your confirmation doc, follow the link and print out your custom FCB race bib to wear as you cover those miles. 
*  RaceJoy!!! Live tracking on either the Actual or the Anywhere Route.  Run with your phone, have your peeps sing up to track you.  This totally fun app is a great way for spectators at a safe distance to provide you with cheers along the entire course as you run.  The app also is a direct link to loading your finish time to the results log!)
*  Results rosters - while gps racing isn't appropriate for traditional head-to-head awards, the results rosters will archive finish times and paces to show off that accomplishment and help banish the blues (for at least a while ...) 
*  Finisher Certificate - as you load up your results, make use of the custom certificate that will display your run time. 
*  The results page for your run is also where you can load up your own photos - make a memory - share your escape. 

What's your vote for best Folsom Covid Blues image? emails us!!

 

REGISTERED FOR 2020 PRIOR TO AUGUST 1

Runners who completed a 2020 Folsom Breakout Blues entry prior to August 1 will be able to complete the "Postpone" process CHOICE response by August 15 to indicate a preference for 
* Defer entry to October 2021
* Defer entry to October 2022
* Defer entry to October 2023
In addition to being offered a full defer of entry and any bus add-ons, all prior August 1 registrants who elect to defer their entry will be provided a unique invitation URL link to complete an entry to the 2020 Folsom Covid Blues at the half-priced value of $15 (plus a $5 packet shipping if needed.)  If these options won't work for you, you can mark the option to request a refund of entry and add-on monies paid.  
If we don't hear from you by August 15 on a specific choice, we will default your choice to Defer to October 2021 and will provide you with that Virtual $15 entry code.  

WHAT ABOUT RELAY TEAM MEMBERS -
We aren't able to offer a virtual Covid Blues relay however, all Relay team members will be able to make the choices noted above and will be offered the solo half-priced Half distance virtual entry that can be switched to 5K if that's a better distance. 

WHAT ABOUT KIDS RUN - 
We aren't able to offer a virtual Covid Blues kids run but they are welcome to step up to the 5K at the regular Covid races cost by completing a new entry from this form. 

HOW ARE RESULTS POSTED?

When you complete your entry you will receive a confirmation email.  This will include a BIB number - remember this detail!  Print out a custom 'race' bib from your profile showing this number to wear as you complete your activity - and use it as your ID for logging your results.  

Once registered, you will receive an email, separate from your confirmation, that contains a direct link to post your results.  These instructions describe the several ways to log your results to the RunSignup.postings. 

You can use RaceJoy Actual or Anywhere and it will track you and give you the ability to hit a button and send your finish info directly to the results.  If you aren't using RaceJoy, RunSignup supports the ability for participants to submit virtual results manually, or by uploading their GPS activity recorded while using third party types of tracking tools.  
(Two very common formats of data are GPX and FIT, which services like Garmin and Strava use to store activity data.)  Personalized data will automatically fill in, including the Distance, Date, Elevation Gain, and Time fields from the activity file being submitted.  More details here - https://runsignup.blog/2020/06/24/raceday-virtual-results-now-supports-personal-gps-activity-submission/  

To get to the Results - 
* from RunSignup Race Page
Navigate to the Folsom Covid Blues RunSignup race page > and select the Result tab >Post Virtual Results - select Submit Virtual Results > Choose the Results Set from the drop-down that matches your Run (Half or 5K)  > Search for yourself by name or bib number > on your line click on Log Activities ....
* from Your RunSignup Profile  https://runsignup.com/Profile
Navigate to your RunSignup profile by selecting the Profile Icon at the top right hand corner > Scroll down and find Folsom Covid Blues under Upcoming Events > Click  on Submit Virtual Results > Choose the Results Set from the drop-down that matches your Challenge (Half or 5K)  >Search for yourself by name or bib number > on your line click on Log Activities ....

However you get there, when you are in the results page, search for/ click on your name and load up your time.  Once you get a Success message, you can see your results, return to the results rosters, check out friends, get the trash-talk underway -- all from the results pages. 

AND - don't forget to head over to our great sponsor's Folsom Dick's Sporting Goods between 10/17 and 10/31 to collect your custom Folsom Covid Blues swag items!

IMPORTANT DETAILS

COVID BLUES UPDATE - Lifer Discounts will apply for the Virtual Folsom Covid Blues races AND these races will count in the string of All-Folsom participations. 

  • "LIFERS" have registered for one of the FBB events each year since the inaugural year of 2013. Any combination of entries into the Folsom Blues Breakout Half Marathon, Relay and/or 5K count toward your LIFER status. The Kids 1K Breakaway does not count. Use the search function on your browser to find your name and confirm your Lifer status on this FBB page.
  • After the prior year entry data has been updated you will receive an email  with your unique registration code for 20% off your entry fee. If you did not receive/save this and have confirmed that you are a LIFER, email FBBHalf@ncbb.net for your discount code. 
  • Please remember to always be consistent in spelling your name on your entry form (i.e. not "Bob" one time, then "Robert" the next). If there have been changes in your name, or perhaps there was a typo in your name, please email FBBHalf@ncbb.net to report changes.
  • Thank you for your loyal participation in the Folsom Blues Breakout events!

IMPORTANT DETAILS

COVID BLUES UPDATE - Lifer Discounts will apply for the Virtual Folsom Covid Blues races AND these races will count in the tally of Folsom participations.

  • A "Repeat Offender" has entered at least one prior FBB event. Any combination of entries into the Folsom Blues Breakout Half Marathon, Relay and/or 5K count toward your REPEAT OFFENDER status. The Kids 1K Breakaway does not count.
  • After the prior year entry data has been updated, you will receive an email with your unique registration code for 10% off your entry fee. If you did not receive or save this and are a Repeat Offender, email FBBHalf@ncbb.net for your discount code.  (Runners who have entered every year since the event began in 2013 are "Lifers"  with special benefits!!) 
  • The posted list will contain in alphabetical order all Repeat Offenders -- all prior FBB event entrants.   . Use the "search" function of your browser to more easily locate your name.
  • Please remember to be consistent in spelling your name on your entry form (i.e. not "Bob" one time, then "Robert" the next). If there have been changes in your name, or perhaps there was a typo in your name, please email FBBHalf@ncbb.net to report changes or corrections.
  • Thank you for your loyal participation in the Folsom Blues Breakout events!
Place
Folsom, CA
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RaceJoy

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Folsom Covid Blues.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Folsom Covid Blues is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

Note:
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
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