Mississippi Bar Trail Run

COVID-19 TRAIL RUN UDPATE

The Mississippi Bar Trail Run will still currently take place as scheduledPlease click the link above to stay up to date and also learn about how participate as a virtual runner!

Saturday, june 6, 2020

7:30am | Mississippi Bar | Fair Oaks, CA    

The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District is proud to present the 1st Annual Mississippi Bar Trail Run, a 5K and 10K trail run through the wetlands, oaks and single track on the north shore of Lake Natoma. This beautiful area in Fair Oaks once mined by gold prospectors is a real gem for outdoor enthusiasts and is a great location for hikes, bird watching, horseback rides, mountain biking and, of course, trail running.

The Mississippi Bar Trail Run is a great run for both beginning and experienced trail runners!

SUPPORT A LOCAL FAIR OAKS CAUSE

Proceeds of the event support our beneficiary, the Rachel Anne Gray Memorial Scholarship. Learn more about this incredible cause and how to donate below.

get involved with us

This first-ever trail run in Fair Oaks will bring together avid runners throughout the Sacramento area. Find out how you can be part of the action by becoming a sponsor or vendor or by volunteering at the event.

Mississippi Bar Trail Run
  1. COURSE
  2. EVENT DETAILS
  3. our BENEFICIARY
  4. SPONSORS
  5. VENDORS
  6. VOLUNTEERing
  7. FAQ

Situated on the north shore of Lake Natoma, Mississippi Bar makes for a beautiful yet challenging trail run prospect!  This race highlights the unique natural features that make our area truly one of a kind: the rocky, open terrain evidence of a gold mining past; the meandering trails of the American River enjoyed in all seasons by outdoor enthusiasts; and the rolling, oak-studded hills that define the beloved Fair Oaks bluffs.

5K Course Features

The 5K course ventures up into the oak-lined bluffs that consist of single and double track trails with some areas of steep elevation change (incline and decline). From atop the bluffs, you will have beautiful views of Lake Natoma and the unique rock dredge trails left behind by gold prospectors. The descent will take you into the back half of the course which will run along a flat access road and back into the main event area.

10K Course Features

The 10K course will include the 5K course while also expanding into the wetlands of Mississippi Bar and along the shores of the lake. This route will occur on single and double track trails and access roads, consisting of extruding river rock, gravel, mild switchbacks, and minimal elevation changes.

virtual run

In the spirit of what this trail run is all about – being healthy, having fun, and taking on a challenge for an important cause – we are offering the option to participate in this event on YOUR own time in YOUR own way as a virtual runner! You can run, skip, jog, or walk our two distances (5K/10K) in whichever way you are most comfortable with. It’s your race, on your terms! Whether you’re on the trail, the treadmill, the sidewalk, or at the park – go the distance and accomplish the goal!

Water & Aid Stations

Aid stations will be set up at locations along both courses.

THIS IS A CUP-LESS RACE!

Help us minimize waste and improve the race experience by bringing your own preferred hydration device.

NO STROLLERS OR PETS!

Due to the nature of the trails, we do not permit strollers or pets on the race courses.

thank you to OUR SPONSORS

Bronze Sponsor | Rollingwood Athletic Club | Fair Oaks Opens in new window

Race Bib Sponsor | Fleet Fleet Folsom & Roseville Opens in new windowSwag Bag Sponsor | Planet Fitness | Fair Oaks Opens in new window   Kate's Real Food Opens in new window 

proud event host for

National Trails Day® Opens in new window

VIEWS FROM THE TRAIL

Mississippi Bar Trail Run
Mississippi Bar Trail Run
Mississippi Bar Trail Run
Starting the Ascent
Views from the Trail
Atop the Bluffs
Single track by the water
Overlooking Lake Natoma