FOLSOM LAKE ULTRA TRAIL 110K | SOLO OR 3 PERSON RELAY

Are you ready to take on the challenge?

2016-LOGO

Location:

The event will start at Beals Point.

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Beals Point
Granite Bay, CA 95746
 

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!

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Beals Point
Granite Bay, CA 95746

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

 

Information:

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).

Click here to read the race report from the 2015 1st place overall, Jean Pommier. 

Click here to see all the pictures from our 2015 event. 

 

Relay team:

Click here for more information on each relay leg. 

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.**

 

What’s Included

Amazing Post Race Feast

This course is not only known for the killer hills, one single giant loop, amazing aid stations, and very likely high heat. But, is also known for the amazing post race party feel with plenty of pizza and local craft beer.

Custom Bibs

All runners will receive a custom bib with the elevation profile. This profile will allow you to see what’s ahead on the course during the race. The elevation profile is placed upside down so you can easily read it while the bib is pinned to your shorts or t-shirt.

Major Swag

All of STR events are filled with goodies, while we know the killer hills and post race party will make you want to sign up again, we celebrate your finish with major swag. All of Folsom Lake Ultra Trail 100K finishers will receive a jacket, and each relay finisher will receive a long sleeve tee along with all of the extra swag.

Cupless Event

Each runner is responsible for bringing their own reusable cup or water bottle. Reusable cups are small, are no problem to carry along while running and will save thousands of cups from being trashed, and possibly blown away littering our beautiful trails. We will have some small collapsible water containers for sale at the event, or we recommend you purchase one in advance at your local running store or online at HydraPouch.

12 Aid Stations

F.L.U.T. has a total of 12 aid stations, and not one of them is repetitive. Nine of those 12 aid stations have access to crew members, if you plan to crew your runners, click here for a printable crew map. Pacers are only allowed to join their runners at designated spots, see the AS chart below for more details.

Pacers:

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.

 

Aid Stations:

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.

Are you ready to take on the challenge?

COURSE PICTURES

2015 Video

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