Mississippi Bar Trail Run

Saturday  |  June 3, 2023


RaceS Start  |  10K 8:00 AM & 5k 8:15 am 

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.

5K Race Map*

10K Race Map*

*race maps are subject to change

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.

Facebook Event Page  |  Instagram


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

Mississippi Bar Trail Run June 3 2023 5K-10K with pick axe and image of runners on trail
  1. Event Details
  2. Course Highlights
  3. Our Beneficiary
  4. 2021 Results


In-Person 5K$40In-Person 10K
In-Person 5K (Military)$35In-Person 10K (Military)
Virtual 5K$30 Virtual 10K

*Registration is managed through Race Roster. Click "Register to Race" above or visit the website here.


Saturday, June 3rd  |  9500 Sunset Ave., Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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

Race bibs and t-shirts will be available for pick-up on Friday, June 2nd at the Fleet Feet Folsom store location:

6610 Folsom-Auburn Rd. | Folsom, CA 95630

Packet pick-up will also be available the morning of the race.

T-Shirt, Medal & Race Bib

This year features a newly-designed t-shirt, finisher medal, and race bib.  These come included in the price of your registration!

Medal and Shirt 


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.

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VIRTUAL RUN | deadline June 5th

In the spirit of what this trail run is all about – being healthy, having fun, and taking on a challenge for an important cause – you can participate in this event on YOUR own time in YOUR own way as a virtual runner! Before or on June 3rd, you can run, skip, jog, or walk the distance 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! 

Important Notice: All virtual results will be marked as 'unofficial' and will not be included in the official race-day standings.


Submitting proof of participation before the end of June 3rd is easier than ever through Race Roster. Click here for instructions on how to upload your virtual results. Don’t forget to share your experience with us on social media!

When you complete your run and show proof of participation, you will be eligible to receive your event t-shirt and finisher medal!

Sponsorship & Vendor opportunities are limited!

Interested in participating as a vendor? Applications available April 1 - Click Here

Inquires about sponsorship or detailed vendor opportunities for this event, please contact Race Director, Nick Davison, at ndavison@forpd.org.

Sponsorship Packet

thank you to OUR SPONSORS

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proud event host for

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Views from the Trail
Atop the Bluffs