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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Fair Oaks, CA
Event Name: Historic - Sacramento County
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 105111 2017/Y1064
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k, 10k - 2A
Description: Restaurant hours M-Sat 6am-7pm, Sun 6am-6pm, call for holiday hours. Start box located on shelf left of the front door. Walk through this historic and quaint town known for its roaming chickens, starting at Plaza and Village parks. The 10K will take you through residential areas and to the American River Parkway. You will cross the American River on the Jim Jones Pedestrian Bridge and circle back to Fair Oaks via the Old Fair Oaks Bridge. The 5K stays in Old Town and takes you over the Old Bridge across the American River and back. This is a hilly area that will thoroughly stretch your calves, but it is quite picturesque. The Fair Oaks festival happens the 1st week in May features a family friendly parade and events. Join in the Chicken Festival on the 3rd Saturday in September or the Fair Oaks Dog Walk on the 1st Saturday in October. Restrooms are at the start point; in Village Park behind the Clubhouse; and on the American River Parkway before you cross the pedestrian bridge.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Animal Safari, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Food For Thought, Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, Walk the USA - Street by Street, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: Must start and finish during daylight hours.
Location: Fair Oaks Coffee House & Deli
Start Point / Driving Directions: 10223 Fair Oaks, Fair Oaks, CA 95628, (916) 966-2130. From Hwy 50 E or W, take Sunrise Blvd N to Fair Oaks Blvd (1st light after crossing river), right on Fair Oaks Blvd, left on 1st street to continue on Fair Oaks Blvd, start location on 2nd block on left. From I-80 E, right on Madison Ave, right on Sunrise Blvd, left on Fair Oaks Blvd, (if you cross the river you have gone too far), left on 1st street to continue on Fair Oaks Blvd, start location on 2nd block on left. From I-80 W, take Antelope exit, left on Antelope (S), right on Sunrise Blvd, left on Fair Oaks Blvd, left on 1st street to continue on Fair Oaks Blvd, start location on 2nd block on left.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: The historic town of what is known as Old Town Fair Oaks was set up in 1844 as part of the Rancho San Juan Mexican Land Grant; primarily known for its fruit, almond and olive orchards. A group of prominent businessmen from Chicago set out to colonize it. They lobbied to have the Old Fair Oaks Bridge built in 1901 and rebuilt in 1909 after its collapse. A Southern Pacific railway line was put in on the south side to bring in settlers and sell produce to Sacramento. This bridge is now a national historic site and was featured in the 1980 film, "The Stuntman". CA Counties: Sacramento. (5K=3.1 miles, 10K=6.2 miles)
Host Club: Sacramento Walking Sticks
Contact: Marcia Maurer (916) 844-4673
Website: www.SacramentoWalkingSticks.org
E-Mail Contact: marshinguat@gmail.com