Thursday, December 13, 2012

Trail races in the Bay Area for the weekend of 12/15 & 12/16

Four great trailruns to choose from and they are all on Saturday so this leaves Sunday open for recovery. If you area looking for the hardest race choose the Rodeo Valley event. If you're looking to take it a bit easier but still challenge yourself head over to Woodside. If your looking for flat long distance's on dirt meet up at the Baylands Athletic Center in Palo Alto with the Zombie Runner Staff and hit the dirt fire roads of the marshlands. For a little Christmas cheer you can take it easy in Orinda at the Dam Jingle Bell Dash.

  • 12/15 - Dam Jingle Bell Dash - Orinda - The race will begin at 9 am and take place on the scenic old San Pablo Dam Road and trail. Kids Dash will be at 10:30 when Mom and Dad are back from their 5K/10K.
  • 12/15 - Rodeo Beach Trail Run - 8k, 20k, 30k, 50k - Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast as you climb Coastal Trail to Wolf Ridge. The 8km course returns to Rodeo Beach along the Miwok Trail. The 20km, 30km, and 50km events take a scenic tour of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of Tiburon, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • 12/15 - Woodside Ramble - 10k, half marathon, 35k, 50k - This is a personal favorite of mine and I will be running it for a PR. The 5-8 miles between aid stations will fly by as runners enjoy the beautiful trails shaded by towering 2nd and 3rd generation redwoods. The diverse course is linked together With Bear Gulch, Skyline Trail , and a sweet loop on Wunderlich Trail. Huddart Park serves as the perfect staging area for the start and finish with large grassy areas where runners may spread out and lounge while enjoying the post race food.
  • 12/15 - Zombie Runner Bay Trail Run - Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 mile - Run on sections of the Bay Trail and enjoy the beauty of San Francisco Bay. Fully-stocked aid stations every 2.5 - 4 miles. You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink.
See you in Huddart Park,
Jonathan

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