Run with Nature

Please note: online registration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19. In-person registration is available until 8 p.m. Friday at Fleet Feet Folsom (6610 Folsom-Auburn Road) or on-site Saturday, May 20 starting at 6:30 a.m. (at Cummings Family Park, 1775 Creekside Drive).

Please note: employees and residents may encounter brief traffic impacts from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20 due to road closures at the start of the event. We are working closely with the Folsom Police and Folsom Fire departments to ensure that emergency response and access remains uninterrupted during this time. Roads will re-open as soon as the runners and walkers have safely cleared Oak Avenue Parkway. Find road closure details here.

NEW!  We've moved our race location (again!). Come and enjoy a new experience with everything you love about this event -- beautiful trails, spectacular scenery, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Youth run begins at 7:40 a.m.; other races start in waves beginning at 8 a.m.

Start and Finish Location: Cummings Family Park, 1775 Creekside Drive, Folsom

Register for Run with Nature here.


This year marks more great "firsts” for the 34th annual Run with Nature – with a new location, and new run and walk courses. The races take place along the paved trails of the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail system. You'll be amazed that you're in the heart of the City and yet surrounded by acres of beautiful natural scenery, open space and wetlands.

The course options include a 5.8K fitness walk, 5.8K and 13K chip-timed runs, and a youth half-mile fun run (contained within Cummings Family Park).  Note: runners on the 13K course will be able to determine their 10K split with mileage markers. Participants on the 5.8K course will cross eight bike/pedestrian bridges; runners on the 13K course will cross 15 bridges and four boardwalks. Both course options will provide a true nature experience with a setting and scenery you just can't find anywhere else!

Registered 5.8K and 13k participants receive a commemorative finisher’s medal and T-shirt. Youth fun run participants receive a T-shirt and raffle entry.

Register for Run with Nature here.

Volunteers needed! Help create community by volunteering your time; assist with registration and packet pick-up, course monitoring, event set-up and clean-up, and more. Learn more and register to volunteer here.

We dedicate this year's event in memory of Madeleine Moseley, a dedicated supporter of Run with Nature, long-time member of the Folsom Athletic Association and the Friends of the Folsom Parkways, passionate community activist, and dear friend.