Event Description

On the first Saturday of June, trail runners gather to test themselves on Lynch Canyon's terrain. Runners experience outstanding views of undulating open space, the Napa Valley, San Francisco Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, and Mt. Diablo. Drawing participants from all around Northern California and beyond, this top notch event has earned a reputation for being the perfect combination of "challenge & fun".

Enjoyed by runners from 8 to 80 years old, and first-timers to sponsored athletes, the Lynch Canyon Trail Run has something for everyone. While trail run distances are challenging with a respectable amount of elevation gain, participants are treated to frequent aid stations and cheerful volunteers. The event also includes a free 2.5 mile community hike to encourage everyone to participate and enjoy some of the great outdoor recreation that Solano County has to offer.

Event proceeds benefit The Solano Land Trust, a non-profit organization that preserves and protects open space in Solano County.

Race Information


The Lynch Canyon Trail Run & Community Hike. Events include a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 2.5 mi Community Hike


June 2, 2018


Lynch Canyon Open Space. Listed as one of the "7 (hidden) Wonders of the West" by Sunset Magazine. For more information http://www.solanolandtrust.org/


From Interstate-80 East between Vallejo and Fairfield, take the American Canyon/Hiddenbrooke exit. Go south toward Hiddenbrooke Parkway. Just before entering the Hiddenbrooke development, turn east (left) on McGary Road (frontage road that runs parallel to I-80). Follow McGary Road for 1.6 miles to where it intersects with Lynch Road. Turn left on Lynch Road, go under the I-80 underpass, and proceed through the gate at the end of the cul-de-sac to the gravel parking lot.

From Interstate-80 West between Fairfield and Vallejo, take the Red Top Road exit. Go south (left) under the underpass. In less than 0.1 mile, turn right on McGary Road (frontage road that runs parallel to I-80). Follow McGary Road for 1.8 miles. Turn right on Lynch Road, go under the I-80 underpass, and proceed through the gate at the end of the cul-de-sac to the gravel parking lot.

Course Information:

Course Maps

Course closes at noon (half marathoners not making the first lap in 2hrs should evaluate whether to start the second lap).

Aid stations are located approximately 1.5 miles apart on all courses.

Start Time:

8:00 am

Online Registration:

Click here for online registration through active.com.

Race registration is capped, so register early to guarantee a spot. This race sells out.

Packet Pick-Up & Registration:

Friday June 1: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Fleet Feet Vacaville
354 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 449-9266

Saturday June 2: 6:30am – 7:45am
Onsite bib pickup race morning

Arrive Early -- Entry to the parking area is constrained to a one lane gravel road, when many cars arrive at the same time, it can take 10 minutes to get through the one lane road and directed to your parking location...thanks everyone!!


Ultra Bird (Ends 8/31/17): 5K=$20 / 10K=$30 / Half=$40
Early Bird (Ends 12/31/17): 5K=$25 / 10K=$40 / Half=$50
January: 5K=$30 / 10K=$45 / Half=$55
February: 5K=$30 / 10K=$50 / Half=$60
March: 5K=$35 / 10K=$55 / Half=$65
April: 5K=$40 / 10K=$60 / Half=$70
May: 5K=$45 / 10K=$65 / Half=$75
**online registration close May 31, 2018**
Race Day: 5K=$50 / 10K=$75 / Half=$95
**no race day registration if sold out**

The community hike is FREE! In the spirit of encouraging healthy living, anyone signing an event waiver can do the community hike for free. Just signup at the race day registration table and join us for some fun in the outdoors!

Participant Awards:

Half Marathon: Event T-shirt & Finisher's Medal
10K: Event T-shirt
5K: Event T-shirt

** T-shirts guaranteed only for participants that register by May 13th **


No transfers and/or refunds for non participation. Instead, your race fee will be converted to a charitable contribution and you can request a receipt for tax purposes from the Solano Land Trust.


Bring the family...but leave the pets behind...they are not allowed at Lynch Canyon. Traditional strollers will not work well on this off-road course, however, large wheeled jogger/running style strollers will work on the community hike course (all other courses involve single-track and using a jogging stroller would be dangerous)

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