FOLSOM LAKE ULTRA TRAIL 110K | SOLO OR 3 PERSON RELAY
The event will start at Beals Point.
Date & time:
September 16-17, 2017
Race will start promptly at 5:00am (Relay and Individual)
Runners briefing / Packet pickup:
Joins us the day before race day for packet pickup and runners briefing at Beals Point. We have some sweet swag that will be distributed and raffled during the runners briefing.
A lot of information will be shared during the runners briefing. We would like to minimize any doubts/concerns about the race course, aid stations, dropbags, and rules.
Running the relay? – Bring the whole team!
Schedule of events:
- Packet pick up from 5:00 – 6:00pm
- Runners briefing 6:00 – 7:00pm
- Packet pick up from 7:00 – 7:30pm
Folsom Lake Ultra Trail (FLUT) is the only event to run all the way around Folsom Lake, to our knowledge, this may be the only race covering this length of distance while circumnavigating a body of water in California.
FLUT has a total of 12 aid stations that are packed with all kinds of food that ultra-runners need, water, electrolyte, boiled potatoes, chips, candy, gel packets, salt pills, and the later aid stations will have wholefoods such as soup, quesadillas, etc.
This race changes directions every year, 2015 was a counterclockwise course, 2016 will be clockwise course, and now we are back the original course, counterclockwise course. The course is a mix of trails and some roads (85% Trail, 15% Road).
Come test your limits as a team! – You and 2 other of your friends can run all the way around Folsom Lake (2 person teams: 1 runner must cover at least 2 legs of the race). No runner or team can skip a leg, you will be considered as a DNF.
When a runner register as a relay team, the runner will receive an email for the other team members to finish their registration.
Only one runner at a time. This event consist of three legs:
1st leg – From Beals Point to Salmon Falls AS (21.3 miles**)
2nd leg – From Salmon Falls AS to Gate 142 AS (24.5 miles**)
3rd leg – From Gate 142 AS to Beals Point (21.5 miles**)
**All distances are approximate. This course was mapped using a Garmin 920, Garmin 220, and Suunto Ambit 3, we got a different distance every time and decided to use the average.**
Pacer are only allowed to join the runner at designated spots. Please, see the chart below for detailed instructions.
Pacers are only allowed in the relay under special circumstances.
Crew / Spectators:
Crew members must follow all State Park parking rules. They must display their park day/year permit when parking within the State Park, which is basically almost every accessible aid station except or No hands bridge and Gate 142 AS. Day pass can be obtained at the start area at the Iron Ranger “permit box” the morning of the event.
Click here for a print friendly map showing how to get around to each aid station. flut-crew-map-8-5x11. (Map 2017 )
Cut off times:
The event will have a total allotted time of 20:15hrs. See chart below for cutoff times along the course.
UPDATED pace chart (printable)
|Aid Station||Mile||Next Aid||Dro Bag||Crew||Absolute Cutoff **||Pacer||Relay Exchange|
|Beals Point | Start||0||8.0||YES||YES||5:00am||----||(Next leg 22.4mi)|
|Browns Ravine AS||8.0||6.7||NO||YES||7:11am (17min/mi)||----||----|
|New York AS||14.7||7.7||NO||NO||9:00am (17min/mi)||----||----|
|Salmon Falls Bridge AS||22.4||6||YES||YES||11:00am (17:23min/mi)**||----||YES (Leg 24.4mi)|
|Flafstaff Hill AS||28.4||6.6||NO||NO||12:40pm (17:25min/mi)||----||----|
|Oakview Dr. AS||35.0||4.4||NO||NO||2:42pm (17:30min/mi)**||----||----|
|Cool AS||39.4||3.3||YES||YES||4:00pm (17:38min/mi)**||NO||---|
|No Hands AS||42.8||4.1||NO||YES (Walk in)||5:00pm (17:41min/mi)||YES||----|
|Gate 142 AS||46.8||2.4||NO||YES (Walk in)||6:20pm (17:45min/mi)**||YES||YES (Leg 21.6mi)|
|Oregon Bar||49.3||6||NO||NO||7:15pm (17:51min/mi)||----||----|
|Rattlesnake Bar AS||55.3||2.7||YES||YES||9:06pm (17:55min/mi)**||YES||----|
|Horseshoe Bar AS.||58.0||6.4||NO||NO||9:55pm (17:59min/mi)||----|
|Granite Bay AS||64.4||3.7||NO||YES||12:00am (18.07min/mi)**||YES||----|
|Beals Point | Finish||68.4~||----||YES||YES||1:15am (18:12min/mi)|
All cutoff times will be enforced. Runners must check in at each aid station.
All distances are approximate
Accommodations - (Camping is available at the start area at Beals Point)
Different websites show the course with different distances: Strava 68.1mi, Map my run 69.2, ridewithgps 68.9
Also, climbing accumulation oscillates between 6,200' and 9,850' depending on the GPS watched used, we picked the average.