Try Something New in the Folsom and El Dorado Hills Communities
Folsom Parks and Recreation, Family Fitness
RUN WITH NATURE
More great firsts are on tap at this 34th annual fitness event, including a new location, and new run and walk courses. What hasn’t changed are the elements that make this event a favorite annual tradition for so many: beautiful views, natural scenery, and a family-friendly format. The race takes place along the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail, on paved pathways surrounded by acres of open space and wetlands. You’ll be amazed that you’re in the heart of the city and yet surrounded by beautiful scenery. The course options include a 5.8-mile fitness walk, 5.8K and 13K chip-timed runs, and a youth half-mile fun run (contained within Cummings Family Park where the other events start and finish). Note: Runners on the 13K course will be able to determine their 10K split time with mileage markers. Registered 5.8K and 13K participants will receive a commemorative finisher’s medal and T-shirt; the top male and female run finishers will each receive a special prize. Youth fun run participants will receive a T-shirt and raffle ticket. All participants can enjoy post-race festivities including DJ entertainment, refreshments, and vendor booths with information and product samples. Proceeds from the race benefit Folsom Parks and Recreation, the Folsom Athletic Association, and Friends of the Folsom Parkways; provide Folsom youth with recreational opportunities; and help fund trail improvements. For more information and a link to online registration, visit folsomrunwithnature.com.
Love My Mom 5K
Honor and celebrate moms and their tireless commitment to family and community at this popular event presented by Folsom Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Palladio at Broadstone. The 5K course is flat and closed to traffic, making it an ideal route for runners, walkers and stroller striders. The race starts and finishes at Whole Foods Market; the course includes the Palladio’s interior streets and surrounding roads. A 5K is an achievable distance for just about everyone, and new this year is a half-mile youth fun run for ages 10 and under. Participants will be electronically timed, and special prizes will be presented to the top finishers in a variety of categories. However, the focus of the event is fitness, not competition, so all registered 5K participants will receive a custom dry-fit T-shirt and special finisher’s medal to commemorate their effort. At the finish area, all participants can explore vendor booths, enjoy DJ music and sample light refreshments. For more information and a link to online registration, visit www.folsom.ca.us/city_hall/depts/parks/events/events/mom.asp.
For more information about Folsom Parks and Recreation, visit folsom.ca.us.
Make April the month you try something new! The El Dorado Hills CSD has an event for all.
EASTER EGG HUNT
The Easter Bunny is hopping into the El Dorado Hills Community Park (1021 Harvard Way) to visit the boys and girls from 9-10:30 a.m.! Activities include arts and crafts and an egg hunt at 10 a.m. sharp. Areas will be roped off into four different age categories 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7 to 7+ and plastic eggs will be filled with candy and assorted goodies. Note: Please bring your own baskets and cameras.
The Easter Bunny is making a splash at the El Dorado Hills Community Pool at 2 p.m. The Aqua-Egg Hunt ($10 per person) starts at 2:30 p.m., and features plastic eggs drifting throughout the pool; after the hunt, kids can redeem them for candy and assorted special goodies.
APRIL “POOLS” DAY
Head to the EDH Community Pool from 2-4 p.m. to swim for free and get tips on drowning prevention. Supported by the EDHCSD Foundation, the Drowning Prevention Campaign also includes a poster contest in May and the World’s Largest Swim Lesson on June 22.
CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY
Beginning at 4 p.m. at Promontory Community Park, people are encouraged to care for their natural environment by getting their hands in the dirt and planting and/or caring for trees, bushes and plants.
COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY
El Dorado Hills residents and residents within district boundaries are invited to dispose of large/bulky, unwanted items, green waste and E-waste from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rolling Hills Christian Church. For more information on non-acceptable materials and optional disposal, visit edhcsd.org and follow links for “waste/recycling collection.”