• Fair Oaks,
    United States
  • May
  • 5 miles/8K
  • Road Race
  • Event Website

Haley Gonzales

Sacramento , California, United States
52 33
"There Are Hills In Sacramento! "
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Haley Gonzales's thoughts:

Fair Oaks is a cute little town in the Sacramento area. There are also chickens/roosters every where! This race is in Old Town Fair Oaks - as I call it, not sure if that is official. The Fair Oaks Sun Run is the official name but I heard most people calling it The Chicken Run .
2014 was my first year running this race. Lately I haven't signed up for a race less than 13.1 miles. The reason I signed up for this 5 miler is because of the hills! They have some killer hills in Fair Oaks! Which I need because I am currently training for a marathon in San Francisco.
This race will not disappoint if you are looking for a challenge! Yes it is only 5 miles, but there are hills and half the race is on a trail out near the river (rocks, dirt, wild life…). The course is nice, and Capital Road Race Management organizes the race & they always do a great job. It is very family/kid friendly. There are a few "races" before the actual race - 3 mile non-competitive egg chase (for kids), 1/4-mile Fun Run (kids 5 & under), and 1/2-mile kids race (ages 6-9) and (ages 10-12). Maybe that is why it is so small? I feel like it is an over looked race, I mean only 367 people ran the 5 miler. Hopefully more people will take advantage of this race in the years to come. I found thought it was really fun & challenging for only being 5 miles.

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