Coloma River Races is a non-profit race organization that was formed as an innovative way to raise funds to help cure type 1 diabetes. Our race proceeds benefit the NorCal chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) while also promoting a healthy lifestyle for all levels of runners. We currently organize two unique races – both set among the beautiful and breath-taking trails of Coloma, California.
Coloma River Run
Whether you're looking to introduce your family to trail racing or an experienced trail runner seeking a challenge, this race offers distances for all levels of runners. The Coloma River Run is a 5K, 10K and 10-mile race that starts in the Magnolia Ranch Trail Head parking lot across from Hart to Hart Winery. All three races start at 8AM and head West for about a quarter of a mile. The 5K turns left and follows the Gerly Loop with glimpses of the South Fork before it wraps back around to the finish line. While the 10K and 10Mile races head up the connector trail after crossing two small creeks. After climbing the connector trail the race hits the down and up, both distances ascend the down and up trail with a 22% grade. These distances are mapped out on a beautiful but challenging course. After taking several trails with views of the river the runners wrap around Cronan Ranch and come back onto the connector trail to the finish line.
Salmon Falls 50k Endurance Run
This hidden gem offers challenging terrain and breathtaking views – all in Sacramento’s backyard. The Salmon Falls 50K is a point to point ultra distance trail race. The race begins at the Magnolia Ranch Trail Head near Coloma. The course will run the majority of the trails in the Cronan Ranch area before winding down to Folsom Point State Park at Folsom Lake. The estimated vertical gain for the event is 3500ft of gain. All runners will receive a custom, lightweight jacket with the race logo and a finisher medal.