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Additional race information can be found at https://changeofpace.com/event/folsom-firecracker-4th/.
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 the burn prevention programs at 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!
5K, 10K and a new 2 Mile Course. See website for course maps - 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.
6:30 AM - Registration opens
7:45 AM - 10K Start
7:50 AM - 5K Start
8:00 AM - 2 Mile Start
Awards will be presented to the top overall finishers per gender (based on gun time) plus the top three finishers per gender (based on net time) in the following 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+.
Packet pick up will be held July 3 - time and place TBA. Race morning pick up will be available.
Parking (free) is available in the surrounding corporate parks of Parkshore Drive. Please be mindful of no parking signs.
Volunteers are needed on race day to help with tasks such as:
We also need volunteers to help at race packet pick up, held on Sunday, July 3, from Noon to 5pm at Fleet Feet Folsom. Packet pick up shifts are just 2 hours (you can volunteer for more than one shift if you would like). Those helping at packet pick up are eligible for a complimentary race entry to either the Folsom Firecracker or any other 2022 ACOP race.
All race day 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. Volunteers who are not fundraising may receive a coupon code to any remaining 2022 ACOP race of their choice to participate for free. Race day registration volunteers may use the code for this event, if it is not sold out.
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