Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Upcoming trail races in the Bay Area for the weekend of 4/27 & 4/28

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.

ITR puts on great races!
Folsom Lake Trail Run- Saturday, April 27th- Folsom Lake- 10K, Half, Full, 50K-Folsom Lake is a popular destination for campers and boaters, yet also offers lakeside trails that meander around much of the 75 miles of lake shore. Our Folsom Lake Trail Run utilizes the beautiful trails along the southern (eastern) side of the lake. An out and back course beginning at Folsom Point, the trail winds it’s way east, past Falcon Crest to the turn around at Salmon Falls and then back to the start/finish where you’ll be treated to ample post-race food and camaraderie. Expect the same friendly treatment at our well stocked aid stations every 4-6 miles. Bring the family and make a day of it at this American River fed paradise.

TCTR race in Los Gatos!
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.