The Solano Land Trust Presents -- The 12th Annual

Lynch Canyon Trail Run

Saturday June 1, 2019
"Solano County's Toughest Trail Run"



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.

Event Information


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

June 1, 2019.  8am start for all events.

Lynch Canyon Open Space. Listed as one of the "7 (hidden) Wonders of the West" by Sunset Magazine.  Click here for driving directions.

Registration Fees & Packet Pick Up


Online Registration:
Click here for online registration through
Race registration is capped, so register early to guarantee a spot. This race sells out.

Online Registration Fees:
Early Bird (Ends 12/31/18):  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 closes May 30, 2019**

Race Day Registration Fees:

5K=$50 / 10K=$75 / Half=$95
**no race day registration if sold out**

The Lynch Canyon Trail Run Scholarship:

Our trail run scholarship was inspired by Jim Dobyns, a local school teacher who registers himself and two other people he doesn't even know!  You'll have an opportunity to do the same.  During on-line registration you can purchase (optional) a $25 scholarship that registers a youth that otherwise wouldn't run.  You'll be giving someone a chance to participate in this wonderfully organized event and share the joy of trail running.

As Always -- Our Community Hike Is Free:

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!

Packet Pick-Up & Registration:
Friday May 31st: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Fleet Feet Vacaville
354 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 449-9266

Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Registration:
Saturday June 1: 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!

Participant Awards


Runner Premiums:

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 10th


Fleet Feet Vacaville will once again provide our winner awards.  The top male and female finisher for each race will receive a prize, so stop by the Fleet Feet tent if you cross the finish line first!

Course Maps & Elevation Profiles


We offer Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Community Hike events.

Courses close 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.

Links to printable course maps and elevation profiles can be found here.  Course Maps.  Elevation Profiles.

Results, Records & Photos


We feature chip timing (provided by Lucky Rabbit Events) and take hundreds of photos that are available to participants for FREE download.  Here are links to:

Organizers & Sponsors


This event is produced by a volunteer organizing committee, supported by generous sponsors and delivered by 50+ volunteers and hundreds of participants on race day.  All proceeds for this event go directly to The Solano Land Trust, a non-profit dedicated to preserving open space in Solano County.

The Volunteer Organizing Committee:

  • Chris Abess, Race Director (
  • Buzz Higgins
  • Jim Reikowsky
  • The Solano Land Trust Team

Our Sponsors:

Refund Policy & Restrictions



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)