Mississippi Bar Trail Run
Saturday, June 3 | 9500 Sunset Ave.
Races Start | 10K 8:00 AM & 5K 8:05 am | Register Now
The Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District is proud to present the Mississippi Bar Trail Run, an annual 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. This year we will be adding a 10K option for those looking for an extra challenge. We look forward to seeing you at our third annual event on June 3, 2023.
Spread the Word
Help us spread the word about this event so that we can make this one of the premier summer trail run events in the community! We invite you to post on our social media using the hashtags #mississippibartrailrun #fairoakstrailrun.
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 below.
|In-Person 5k||$40||In-Person 10k|
|In-Person 5k (Military)||$35||In-Person 10k (Military)|
*Registration is managed through Race Roster.
The event entrance is located at the intersection of Sunset & Main Avenues in Fair Oaks, CA. Traveling east or west on Highway 50, look for the Hazel Ave. exit (21) and take Hazel north to Sunset Ave. Turn right on Sunset and follow the street past Phoenix Park on your right all the way down until you reach the intersection with Main Ave.
Packet Pick-Up | Friday, June 2nd | TIME TBD
Packet pick-up will also be available the morning of the race.
Buff, Medal & Race Bib
This year features a newly-designed buff, finisher medal, and race bib. These come included in the price of your registration!
Refund & Cancellation Policy
All entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred to future races. However, entries may be transferred to other individuals for this race (managed through our Race Roster website). There are NO exceptions to the non-refundable policy.
Our races will utilize chip technology with live results and runner tracking brought to you by Capital Road Race Management, the premier professional race management company throughout Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii. You can learn more about them and the other races they serve below.
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.
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. *race maps are subject to change
Click the links above to be taken to the official course map on AllTrails.com. From there you can download any number of GPS-related files like GPX, Google Earth, Garmin, etc. for use on your own smartphone, smartphone, or other device. Course maps are subject to change.
Rachel Anne Gray Memorial Scholarship
In honor of Rachel Anne Gray, a cherished member of Fair Oaks who has left a lasting impact on our community, the Gray family along with the Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board and FORPD are proud to host the Rachel Anne Gray Memorial Scholarship Program to acknowledge young people who are committed to community and school service and who seek positive solutions to the critical problems and issues today’s youth face.
Rachel, who passed away on September 2nd, 2012 at the age of 21, was an active individual in our community and her spirit of living life to the fullest each day continues to make a difference in the people she touched.
Please help us by donating to support the three scholarships in Rachel’s name that have been awarded annually since 2015 to deserving high school students in Fair Oaks.