The Fair Oaks Sun Run has been an annual tradition in Fair Oaks, California for 35 years and - believe it or not - it hasn't gotten one bit easier! Regarded as one of the most beautiful yet challenging courses around, it never fails to attract both the avid runner and those who are out to have a great time at a great event.
Choose either the 5-mile "Chicken " Run/Walk or the Egg Chase 2-mile Untimed Run/Walk. Both events start at Village Park in Old Fair Oaks. The 5-miler winds through the beautiful Old Fair Oaks residential neighborhood with a keyhole loop to Sailor Bar. The course is half paved roads, half dirt trail and features the infamous four hills: Grand Daddy Hill, Hernia Hill, The Beast and Last Gasp. The 2-mile Egg Chase Run/Walk event stays on the paved roads through Old Fair Oaks.
The Egg Chase is our version of an egg hunt all grown up (kids will get into it, too). You'll gather eggs along the route with opportunities to get some pretty cool stuff. You may even be the one who finds the golden ticket! Not to be forgotten, we also host the best kids' fun runs (1/4 mile and 1/2 mile) in the Greater Sacramento area. The famous, oversized Fair Oaks Chicken will once again lead the kids' races and attempt to keep alive his twelve-year undefeated streak. Any kids' race competitor who crosses the finish line ahead of the chicken will win a brand new XBOX ONE. NO JOKE! Note: a valid birth certificate may be required of any victorious child.
Disclaimer: No chickens have been injured as a result of this event - as far as we know - with the exception of the Race Director who insists on wearing his chicken outfit and then pulls his hamstring every other year while attempting to run with the kids!
Come out and join us.
This is not something you want to miss!