Trail Run at Sly Park

Saturday, May 11, 2024 Pollock Pines, CA

Trail Run at Sly Park in Pollock Pines, CA

The picturesque Sly Park Recreation Area in Pollock Pines, California, is set to become the backdrop for a thrilling trail race in May. Nestled within the El Dorado National Forest, this event offers runners a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the breathtaking natural beauty of this region. Held under a special use permit, the course leads participants through the enchanting trails surrounding Jenkinson Lake. With every step, you’ll be surrounded by towering pine trees, serene lake vistas, and the inviting charm of buttery horse trails.

This isn’t just another trail race; it’s a celebration of nature’s changing seasons. The Pollock Pines Trail Race occurs three times a year, allowing runners to experience the park’s magnificence in different seasonal palettes. Whether you’re weaving through vibrant spring blooms, navigating dappled summer sunlight, or reveling in the vibrant hues of autumn, this event promises a dynamic and ever-evolving experience.

As you lace up your running shoes and prepare to take on the challenge, you’ll find the courses thoughtfully marked with ribbons, signs, and gypsum, ensuring that you stay on track while immersing yourself in the wilderness. Before you start, remember to dress appropriately for an endurance run. The fluctuating weather patterns through the seasons make this event as much a test of your adaptability as your physical prowess.

The Pollock Pines Trail Race offers more than just a memorable run; it’s a testament to your commitment to embracing the changing seasons and running through nature’s finest artistry. Finishers of this invigorating race will proudly receive a commemorative medal to mark their achievement, a tangible symbol of your connection to the environment and the diverse seasons it offers. To keep you fueled and hydrated during the race, strategically placed aid stations will be available, ensuring you have the support you need to conquer this challenging course.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled in El Dorado County, Pollock Pines, California, lies approximately 60 miles east of Sacramento, providing a peaceful mountain retreat with easy access to the Sierra Nevada mountains.

May 11th in Pollock Pines, CA brings warm and pleasant conditions, with average high temperatures of 70-75°F and average low temperatures of 45-50°F. It’s late spring, ideal for outdoor activities. Rainfall during this time is generally minimal, providing a delightful and sunny atmosphere.

Trail Run at Sly Park Race Results

Trail Run at Sly Park Course Map

See the race route map for the Trail Run at Sly Park course map here.

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM.

The time limit for the half marathon is 9 hours.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Trail Run at Sly Park, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $80 and up fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $55 and up fee for the 5K.
  • There is a $65 and up fee for the 10K.
  • There is a $70 and up fee for the 8 Mile.
  • There is a $90 and up fee for the 17 Mile.
  • There is a $100 and up fee for the Trail Marathon.
  • There is a $110 and up fee for the 50K.

Trail Run at Sly Park Race Website

Trail Run at Sly Park Website

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