4/18 | Salmon Run & Spring Festival

Join us for the 2020 Salmon Run and Spring Festival on April 18th!

The Salmon run is a 10K race. The course follows Jones Bar Road on its 2-mile descent to the banks of the Wild and Scenic South Yuba River. Participants will enjoy incredible views, wildflowers, and challenging, diverse terrain.

Upon completion, participants return to Woolman for the first annual Spring Festival. The Spring Festival brings together diverse organizations who will be leading activities, tours, and guided hikes. Partnering organizations include California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project, Catalyst Compost, Sierra Streams Institute, Wingfield Honey, Grass Valley Friends Meeting, Camp Woolman, and South Yuba River Citizens League. We will also be serving pizza from our wood-fired oven! This event is open to the public.

This event will be part of the Know Your Watershed collaborative celebrating the Yuba, Bear, and American River watersheds.

Race Registration

Individual Race Registration: $30
Teams of Four: $100

Race Day Schedule

7:30 a.m. Registration and Packet Pick-up Opens (Main Campus)
8:00 a.m. Bus Take Participants to Starting Line
8:15 a.m. Race Begins (Starting Zone)
10:00 a.m. Festival Begins and Prizes Awarded (Main Campus)


The 10 Kilometer run/walk starts at 8 a.m. on April 20th  just north of the intersection of Owl Creek Rd. and Jones Bar Rd. The course follows Jones Bar Road on its 2-mile descent to the banks of the Wild and Scenic South Yuba River. From the river, participants ascend a steep section of the course along the salmon ladder where it meets the independence trail. The course then loops back towards Jones Bar road meeting the road halfway to the top. The course finishes where it started.

Before Jones Bar Rd. turns to gravel there is a city maintained stretch that the run begins and ends on. This is an approximately 1,500 ft stretch of road. The stretch of road goes from just after Owl Creek Rd. to just after McKitrick Rd. To control traffic, cones will be placed 3 ft from the left edge of Jones Bar Rd. along this stretch. Cones will have signage keeping runners on the correct side of the cones and cars on the other. There are two cross roads that this path will encounter, Yuba Ridge Dr. and McKitrick Rd. To maintain traffic flow and safety of participants, a volunteer traffic director will be stationed at each cross road. Click here to see the trail map.