Folsom Sprint Triathlon

June 5, 2016
Nimbus Flat State Park
Folsom, CA


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2016 Race Results:  Click Here

Athlete Guide: Click Here

Free Race Photos:  Click here

Weather Forecast for Event: Click Here

About the Event

Perfect venue for a triathlon, with clean mountain fresh water and the party occurring in the beautiful Nimbus Flat State Park. The Folsom Triathlon will fill a void for a lack of sprint distance triathlons in the Folsom / Sacramento area. This event will attract racers from all over the State. Participants will range from the beginner age group and tenured triathletes looking to use the event as a training day. Warm sun, great music, gourmet food, awards and laughter are only to be found at the Folsom Triathlons where triathletes and their families can come and enjoy all that Folsom has to offer from dining, entertainment and shopping in historic Downtown Folsom.

1/2 Mile Swim - 19 Mile Bike - 3.1 Mile Run

Registration Information & Fees

Individuals,Clydesdale/Athena, &Clubs

  • $95 until 11/8/2015
  • $105 until 4/5/2016
  • $115 until 6/2/2016
  • $125 until Race Day

Aqua-Bike Individuals

  • $85 until 11/8/2015
  • $95 until 4/15/2016
  • $105 until 6/2/2016
  • $115 until Race Day

Relay Teams (2 or 3 members)

  • $160 until 11/8/2015
  • $175 until 6/2/2016
  • $190 until Race Day

Registration Categories:

  • Individual
  • Youth - Individuals (18 and under)
  • Triathlon ClubsMilitary/Fire/Police (will be required to bring active military, fire, or police ID)
  • Clydesdale & Athena
  • Aqua-Bike (swim-bike)
  • Pro/Elite
  • Relay (male, female, or coed 2 or 3 person team)

Registration Includes:

  • Custom swim cap
  • Custom branded event t-shirt
  • Finishers medal
  • Custom water bottle
  • Custom finishers chamois
  • Free post-race feast
  • Professional Race Day announcer
  • Race results posted on website same day
  • Great music!

Age groups male & female (awards will be given 3 deep):

  • 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89,
  • Female-Athena (over 165 lbs),
  • Male-Clydesdale (over 220 lbs.).

Race Photography:

Race Photos:  Click here

Tri Club Challenge:   

See how your tri club/team can win at each race and the Championship for 2016!

Race Details & Schedule

Preliminary Wave Starts:

  • Wave 1: 7:15am - 39 and under, Relay, and Aquabike
  • Wave 2: 7:19am - 40 and over 

SPECIAL NOTE:  Waves may change on race day, Clydesdale/Athena wil start in age group. Relay and Aquabike will start in Wave #1.

Confirmed Triathletes:

All athletes should arrive at least 1.5 hours early. This year's event will begin promptly at 7:15am.

The Finish:

The Finish includes a post race party with all the fixings: great music, exciting race day announcers, free catered food which includes burritos and fresh pasta salad, fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, fresh spring water, recovery drinks and more. 

Post Race Massage

Sports massage services will be provided after the race for FREE!!!

Schedule of events:

You must bring a valid ID to pick up your race packet. You may pick up a friend's or relative's race packet and bib number, only if you have their valid ID present. If you are pre-registered, you will not need to bring anything but your valid I.D. and USAT card to pick up your race packet. If you're not a USAT member you'll be required to purchase a one day USAT License for $10.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 (Packet Pickup and Registration)

Location: Rocklin Endurance Sports

  • Address 2161 Sunset Blvd, Suite 200 Rocklin, CA 95765
  • Map: Click Here
  • Packet pickup: 12-6pm
  • 3-3:30pm Course overview

Sunday, June 5, 2016 (Packet Pickup and Registration)

  • 5:00am - 6:30am Registration Open
  • 5:00am Transition Open
  • 7am-12pm Expo Opens
  • 7:30am Race Start
  • 9am-11am Food, Music and Entertainment
  • 10:15am Awards Ceremony

Course Maps & Details


Transition Preview: Click here

The 1/2 Mile Swim:

The 1/2 mile swim will start in waves. The water temperature will be approx. 62-65 degrees. Wetsuits are encouraged. The course will be lined with large orange and yellow neon buoys, numerous lifeguards and kayak teams. You will have a short run from the water exit back to the transition area.

Click here to see a larger printable format of the swim.

The 19 Mile Bike:

Click here to see larger printable format of the bike course

Turn by Turn:  Click here

Elevation Gain (350ft):  Click Here

For all August Folsom Triathlons we will be using the Folsom Canal Trail as part of the bike course, this beautiful trail will be a safe right of way for the success of this event. We have attached some pictures below so you can see some unique elements of the trail and the water way it runs along.  You will travel through a tunnel that goes under Hwy 50.

Pictures of the Folsom Canal Trail:

Trail View: Click Here

Tunnel View:  Click Here

Tunnel lights will be on and working during the event, prepare for a 100 yard tunnel under Hwy 50 and will be dark.  Volunteers will manage the tunnel from both sides.

Drafting: Drafting is illegal at the Folsom Sprint Triathlon. We ask your help in doing the best we can to help enforce the "NO DRAFTING" rules of USA Triathlon. You, the athlete, are the simplest and best way to keep the bike course safe and draft free. We will have USA Triathlon Officials out on the bike course, but you personally need to help the sport and yourself by simply backing out of packs, slowing down or verbally mentioning to other athletes not to draft.

The 3.1 Mile Run:

Online Folsom Sprint run course map: Click Here

Participants will run on the American River Trail, for a total of 3.1 miles. The course is lined with cones and signage. Based the hot weather in mid summer bring a hat and sunscreen. There will be aid stations every mile dispensing water and electrolyte sports drink.

Click here to see the 3.1 mile run course in a larger printable format.

Chip Timing:

This race will be timed using a chip timing system. Upon checking in you will receive a chip that is traditionally worn on the ankle. It is the athlete's responsibility to wear the chip during the entire race. If you do not wear the chip you will NOT be timed.

The Athlete is also 100% totally responsible for the return of the chip. Our waiver will have a disclaimer that must be signed that states you, the athlete, must return the chip or be billed accordingly by our timing company. It is the racer's responsibility to make sure that if you cannot attend the race, the chip will be returned within 7 days to USA Productions at the following address.  If the timing chip is not returned the participant will be charged $30.

USAT Sanctioning:

USA Triathlon provides comprehensive insurance coverage to sanctioned events. The coverage provides liability coverage to protect the race director, sponsors, volunteers, officials, and participants. The athlete excess medical coverage protects each participant for the day of the event.

Athlete Excess Medical: When athletes purchase a USAT annual license or one day permit, a portion of those fees cover the cost to provide them with excess medical insurance. This coverage only extends to their participation in an USA Triathlon sanctioned event and is only available after the injured party has filed with any primary insurance policies.

Event Liability: USAT provides comprehensive liability insurance coverage to sanctioned events. The USA Triathlon policy automatically covers USA Triathlon race directors, sponsors, volunteers, officials, and participants while participating in sanctioned events. Single-event permit can only be purchased through the race director and is $15 at packet pickup or the day of the event. USA Triathlon does not sell single-day permits.

New or Renewing Members: Click here to visit USAT to purchase a new membership or renew an old one.

Important Information

Please be safe and courteous throughout the race. You will NOT be disqualified for assistance, stopping or holding on for lifeguard support. Have Fun and Be Safe! We look forward to seeing you on race day!

Parking & Directions

Event parking options:

Nimbus Flat State Park: California State Parks has now raised their fees at Nimbus Flat State Park and if you want to park right next to the venue the parking fee will be $10 per car. Please bring exact change, the park staff attendant will not have change available.

Overflow Parking: Click Here

As we did last year because of the fee increase for parking we have free parking available next to the Fish Hatchery that is across the street from the Aquatic Center and about a 10 minute walk from the venue. This will also be used for overflow if the Nimbus Flat parking lot is full.

From San Jose / Sacramento:  Click Here to see map

I-680 N toward Sacramento
Merge onto I-680 N
Partial toll road
Take exit 71A toward I-80 E/Sacramento    
Merge onto I-80 E    
Continue onto I-80 BUS E/US-50 E/Capital City Freeway (signs for Interstate 80 Business/Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe)    
Continue onto US-50 E    
Take exit 21 for Hazel Ave    
Turn left onto Hazel Ave    
Turn right into Nimbus Flat State Park

From San Francisco / Santa Rosa:  Click Here to see map

I-80 E/Oakland/San Jose
I-80 E toward Bay Bridge/Oakland
Partial toll road     
Continue onto I-80 BUS E/US-50 E/Capital City Freeway (signs for Interstate 80 Business/Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe)     
Continue onto US-50 E     
Take exit 21 for Hazel Ave     
Turn left onto Hazel Ave     
Turn right into Nimbus Flat State Park

Race Results

Click for 2015 Results

Get results for past races: USA Productions Results

Travel & Hotels

To make travel plans and book your hotel for Folsom Sprint Triathlon: USA Productions Travel



If you're not a triathlete and would like to participant in some way to help with the event grab your friends and family and be a part of the event. Volunteers are needed to assist with several aspects of the event, including pre-registration, the start and finish line and water stations along the course.

Benefits of Volunteering
- Official FST volunteer t-shirt
- Goodie Bags
- Free Lunch
- Fulfill community service hours
- A great time out
- Team up with friends, family and make it a community event!
- Groups larger than 15 will receive more benefits and possible charitable donations

Contact us today and thanks for volunteering: Contact USA Productions


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