5-Mile Chicken Run and 2-Mile Rooster Ramble Run/Walk
The Fair Oaks Sun Run has been an annual tradition in Fair Oaks, California for more than 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.
Don't be a chicken!
Choose either the 5-mile "Chicken Run" or the 2 mile Rooster Ramble 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 Rooster Rumble event stays on the paved roads through Old Fair Oaks.
kids' fun runs
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 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.