Troy’s California Trail Runs

Placerville Path Run Jingle & Mingle

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Date:Monday, December 24, 2018
Location:Placerville, CA
Race Distances:5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon
Start Time:9:00 AM

About the Race

This event is run on the El Dorado Trail in beautiful historic Placerville, which will be decorated with annual Christmas displays. The path is surrounded with beautiful oak trees, rolling hills, and incredible views. There is always a chance of snow flurries in late December!

We are accepting donations of nonperishable goods for those in need. Please look for the large box wrapped with Christmas paper in the registration area.

The race is held rain, snow, or shine. Strollers are allowed in the 5K, 10K, and 15K.

Volunteer
Now
Volunteers are needed to help with aid stations.
Everyone who helps out gets a free future race!

Registration

Registration fees are as follows:

Active military receive a 15% discount. Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners may purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20.00 if they register by Friday, December 14, 2018.

Register
Online
Online registration is available through the morning of the race.

Schedule

Awards

All runners in the 5K, 10K, 15K, and half marathon receive a certificate for finishing the race.

Results

Results will be posted here after the race.

Course Information

All races follow out-and-back courses heading eastward from the starting line at Mosquito Road. For each distance, the path goes up a steady 3% grade to the turnaround point, and the second half of the race is downhill all the way to the finish. The 5K, 10K, and 15K courses are run entirely on a paved bike path. The pavement ends at about 5.6 miles into the half marathon course, and the remainder of the distance to the turnaround point is run on a dirt and gravel path. The total gain in elevation for the half marathon is 1043 feet.

The 5K course turns around right before Centennial Lane.

The 10K course turns around shortly before Parkway Drive, not long after crossing Highway 50 on the foot bridge.

The 15K course turns around shortly after passing Los Trampas Drive.

The half marathon course turns around at the very end of the trail, where a chain link fence separates you from Highway 50. The pavement ends at Halcon Road.

Course Map
Placerville Path Run Jingle & Mingle Course Map

The course is well-marked with signs at every intersection and turnaround location. Mile marker signs are posted for all distances.

The combined elevation profile for all four races is shown below. (Click for a larger view.)

Placerville Path Run Jingle & Mingle Evelvation Profile

Aid Stations

There are three well-stocked aid stations on the course, and they are shown on the map above. The first aid station is located at the turnaround point for the 5K, and the second aid station is location at the turnaround point for the 10K. This means that 10K runners will have a total of three aid stations in their race, and 15K runners will have a total of four aid stations.

For half marathon runners, the third aid station is located at Halcon Road where the pavement ends. You will pass this at about 5.6 miles on the way up the hill and again at about 7.4 miles on the return trip down the hill. This makes a total of six aid stations for the half marathon.

Plenty of refreshments are available at the finish line for all runners.

Directions and Parking

From Highway 50 eastbound, coming from the Sacramento direction, take the Broadway exit (Exit 47). Turn right on Broadway, and then turn right again on Mosquito road, passing underneath the highway. The gravel lot on the left side of the road is where you should park.

From Highway 50 westbound, coming from the Lake Tahoe direction, take the Mosquito Rd / Main St exit (Exit 47). Turn right on Mosquito Rd. The gravel lot on the left side of the road is where you should park.

Race registration and check-in is located on the north side of the Placerville Station on the corner of Mosquito Rd and Clay St.

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