COVID-19 Trail Run UPDATE
We are going entirely virtual!
The safety and health of our runners, employees, volunteers, and community is our foremost priority in determining the right course of action for our events at this time. In accordance with government orders and public health guidance, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the physical event of the Mississippi Bar Trail Run on June 6th. We are still moving forward with our Virtual 5K/10K Run where runners will receive an event shirt and the finisher medal for completion.
BECOME A VIRTUAL RUNNER by June 7th
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 want to offer you the option to participate in this event on YOUR own time in YOUR own way by signing up to be a virtual runner! You can run, skip, jog, or walk our two distances (5K/10K) in whichever way you are most comfortable with. Team options still apply, but please be sure to abide by current social distancing requirements if running together. It’s your race, on your terms!
REGISTER TO RACE
Go to our Race Roster website and select either the Virtual Runner 5K or Virtual Runner 10K option to register.
DECIDE YOUR TIME & LOCATION
Do your 5K/10K literally anywhere and anytime! To accommodate people as much as possible, we will be opening up the virtual run until June 7th. While we would love for you to choose one of our two planned routes or map out your own trail in the area of Mississippi Bar, we understand that you may not have the ability to make it out there. No problem at all! Whether you’re on the trail, the treadmill, the sidewalk, or at the park – go the distance and accomplish the goal!
PROOF OF PARTICIPATION
- Upon submission, you will have the option to upload a screenshot or photo of your run using your preferred tracking app (Strava, Runkeeper, Nike Plus, Garmin, etc.) on your phone or smartwatch.
Due to the changed circumstances of the event, our t-shirts and finisher medals will not be available until after June 6th. We appreciate your understanding at this time and will let you know more details in the future about when and how these items will be available to you.
SPREAD THE WORD
To get the word out to everyone about our shared commitment to the virtual race, we invite you to post on Facebook event page & Instagram (@forpd) any videos or photos from your run using the hashtags #mississippibartrailrun #fairoakstrailrun, or live stream on any app and @ us in the comments!
SUPPORT A LOCAL CAUSE
Finally, whether you participate in the run or not, we kindly encourage you to continue to help us in our fundraising efforts towards the Rachel Anne Gray Memorial Scholarship. Donations to our high school scholarship fund in memory of Rachel still VERY MUCH matter in this time. Thank you for your efforts!
HELP BLAZE A TRAIL
We are extremely committed to making the Mississippi Bar Trail Run an exciting annual event for the active running community in Fair Oaks and surrounding areas. You can be a catalyst for making this possible! We hope you share your running experience with those around you and help us get the word out about our virtual run option. Now more than ever is the perfect time to see people in the community out running and jogging, wherever they may be, in a collective effort to stay healthy and stay connected.
We are committed to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships, and continue to have extraordinary experiences.