This weekend the vast majority of runners will probably be running the Big Sur Marathon. That road race is a major event that draws people from all over to run it. The Leona Divide ultra is taking place down south as well so that's going to draw the runners away from the Bay Area too. For those reasons I thought we wouldn't really have a lot of trail races to choose from but we do! Four great races are spread all over the Bay Area and every distance from 1.5mi to 50mi is available this weekend including the odd 18.8 mile race in Los Gatos. So, if by chance you aren't running one of the big name races, come on out and get a little dirt under your feet at one of these local races.
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Sierra Azule Challenge Run- Saturday, April 27th- Los Gatos- 5k, 10k, Half, 18.8mi, 50k, 50mi- Run in the shadow of Mt. Umunhum with the deer and a few of your favorite running pals. Set in the Sierra Azule Open Space Preserve, this one of a kind running event provides unique access to gorgeous trails and scenery not commonly viewed. 100% trail/fire road. One of the toughest runs out there, this 50K challenge course has plenty of steep climbs and exposure to make sure you get a fantastic workout. The 50k course covers the entire park. You will not be disappointed.
Presidio Y Trails Run- Saturday, April 27th- San Francisco- 1.5mi, 5k- We're hosting the first “Presidio Y Trails Run” on Saturday April 27, 2013 at 8:00am. This unique and challenging trail run winds its way twice through the scenic Presidio including Ecology Trail, Mountain Lake Trail, and Tennessee Hollow Trail. Highlights include passes by the Inspiration Point overlook and El Polin Springs areas. Proceeds from the event support the Presidio Y's community programs in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
The Sasquatch Scramble- Saturday, April 27th- Redwood Regional Park- 5k, 10k, Half (sold out). The best stories are the ones with unexpected twists, turns, and an air of mystery…much like the legend of the Sasquatch. The legend of Sasquatch Racing has yet to be fully told, but has already included plenty of twists, turns, and mystery. While naming ourselves after an urban legend may seem an odd choice, it seems only natural to us. Our mission is to create fun, quirky, offbeat, and mysterious running events that attract an eclectic mix of runners, revelers, urban legends, and everyone/everything in between.