Event Details

APRIL 13, 2024

Peninsula Campground
7980 Rattlesnake Bar Rd
Pilot Hill, CA 95664

1K Kids Run: 8:30 AM
25K & 50K: 8:45 AM
5K & 10K: 9:00AM
Canicross 5K: 9:00 AM

About PtRF

Introducing the Placer Trail Running Festival, making its highly anticipated return in 2024 at a brand-new location – Peninsula Campground in Pilot Hill, nestled alongside the picturesque Folsom Lake! Building upon the success of last year’s event, we are thrilled to guide you through stunning trails that are seldom explored but conveniently located in our very own backyard.

Prepare to embark on a journey like no other as we offer an array of race distances tailored to both seasoned trail runners and those new to the exhilarating world of trail running. Whether you’re up for the challenge of the 50K, 25K, 10K, or 5K Canicross events, our courses will showcase the breathtaking beauty of northern California’s hidden gems.

Your participation in the Placer Trail Running Festival not only guarantees an unforgettable adventure but also contributes to a worthy cause. By registering for our event, you will be supporting the Placer Land Trust, an organization dedicated to the conservation, access, and preservation of vast acres of natural land in the region. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and ensure the protection of these valuable resources for generations to come.

Mark your calendars for April 13th, 2024, and join us for a day filled with excitement, camaraderie, and a healthy dose of challenge amidst the captivating woods of El Dorado County. Lace up your trail shoes and get ready to conquer the extraordinary!



Presented by: Bad Luck Run Club.


AWARDS & SWAG

We’ll be doing things a little differently at PTRF! All runners will receive a finishers award based on how many times they’ve run with us and a goodie bag of sponsored items in 2024. If you ran with us last year then look forward to a unique award for second timers.

In an effort to cut the waste and make some room in your closet, we’ll be offering tech t-shirts as an optional purchase for $15 and long sleeves for $20.

We’ve expanded our gender award options to three categories (female, male, and non-binary).


DISCOUNTS

Looking to save a buck? We have two ways to cut 10% off your registration:

1) Donate to Placer Land Trust! Use ” PLT10 ” coupon code at check out to take 10% off your registration fees. After you register with this code, you must send us a screen shot / forward of your donation receipt.

2) Post about your PTRF registration on your Facebook / Instagram / Twitter! Use ” INSTA10 ” coupon code at check out to take 10% off your registration fees. After you register with this code, you must send us a screen shot of your social media post.

Codes cannot be combined. Maximum of 10% can be taken off registration fees only. Please send proof of donation / social media posts to info@badluckrunclub.com within 7 days of registration. Please do not abuse this offer. If you use the codes and don’t send proof, PTRF reserves the right to cancel your registration without a refund.


BIB PICK UP

REI Roseville will be hosting pre-race bib & swag pick up on Friday April 12th from 4:30PM – 7:30PM at 1148 Galleria Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678. You may also pick up your bib at the race from 7:30AM – 9:00AM.


THUMPER 50k & JACKRABBIT 25k

Our 25k & 50k follow the similar routes through the park. The 25k / 15.5 mile is an out and back has 1830 ft of total climbing. The 50k / 31.1 mile is an out and back to Skunk Hallow and has 3543ft of total climbing. All of it is runnable on a mix of single track and double wide trails.

50k Entry Fee: Early (till Oct 31, 2023), $85. Standard (till Jan 31, 2024), $90. Late $100.
25k Entry Fee: Early (till Oct 31, 2023), $70. Standard (till Jan 31, 2024), $75. Late, $85.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be announced by Nov 1st.

50k CUT-OFF TIMES

Cut-off times will be announced by Nov 1st.

Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
05:19:08 30.73 3,543.19
hours mi. ft.
Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
02:38:12 15.19 1,829.80
hours mi. ft.

HARE 10k

Our 10k is a mix of single track and double wide trails together with 550 ft of climbing. There is one aid station on course aid stations for this race at mile 3.6.

10k Entry Fee: Early (till Oct 31, 2023), $50. Standard (till Jan 31, 2024), $65. Late $75.

Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
01:04:32 6.32 524.62
hours mi. ft.

RABBIT CHASER 5k & CANICROSS 5k

Our 5k & canicross 5k events are a great chance for you and your pal to hit the mix of single track and double wide trails together with 181 ft of climbing (may also run without your pal). There are no on course aid stations for this race, although there will be a fully stocked station at the start / finish line. We’ll organize the starting line according to dog size with larger dogs up front and smaller dogs toward the back. There will be plenty of space to pass on the course in the first half. All dogs must remain on leash at all times prior, during, and after the race. For safety reasons, no exceptions will be made.

5k Entry Fee: Early (till Oct 31, 2023), $45. Standard (till Jan 31, 2024), $55. Late $65.

Est. Moving Time Distance Elevation Gain
00:33:23 3.33 181.13
hours mi. ft.

HOPPER KIDS 1k RUN

Kids between the ages of 3 to 10 years old can join in on the fun with a 1k trail run. All kid participants will fun award. Parents / guardians may join their children on this fun run. Children under 5 must have a parent with them during the run.

1k Entry Fee: $12.


Event Beneficiary: Placer Land Trust