Monday, February 18, 2013

Upcoming races for the weekend of 2/23 & 2/24

The weather has been nice lately and I've been able to get out on the trails a lot more lately. I think I'm getting a touch of spring fever with this lucky streak of great weather. I find myself getting excited about my upcoming trail races and then I start researching what races are coming up for this article and I get even more excited because great races are poppin up more and more as we cruise through the end of our winter. Three excellent choices for the weekend of 2/23 & 2/24 are coming up and between the three you have every distance choice from 5 mile to 50k and every ability level from the novice Vasona Lake 5 mile to the experienced Montara 50k.

Coastal Trail Run's Montara Mountain Trail Run

Montara Mountain Trail Run
Sunday Feb 24th
San Pedro Valley Park, Pacifica
10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50k

Montara Mountain features the only undisturbed Coastal Mountain Habitat found over 100 miles of coastline. Experience groves of Huckleberry, Honeysuckle, Lilac, Chinquapin and Manzanita, with beautiful views of the Pacific Coast as you climb.

Inside Trail Racing's Chabot Trail Run
Chabot Trail Run
Saturday Feb 23rd
Lake Chabot Regional Park – Marina, Castro Valley
10k, Half Marathon, 30k, 50k
With eucalyptus forests, grassy meadows, lakeside paths, and hill top vistas, Lake Chabot offers runners varied and stunning beauty. Our events at Lake Chabot are one of our more exposed courses, so bring sunscreen and perhaps wear a hat (an Inside Trail Headsweats hat would be a fine choice). Take advantage of our well stocked aid stations every 5-6 miles and be sure to thank the kind volunteers.

Zombie Runner Vasona Lake Run
Zombie Runner Vasona Lake Run
Saturday Feb 23rd
Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos
Half Marathon, 5mi

Run along the Los Gatos Creek Trail to the Lexington Reservoir and the Los Gatos Creek County Park.

 PS: Mid Penninsula Runners!!! Tuesday & Thursday Free Group Runs at Dethrone Base Camp in Burlingame starting at 5:30pm.