Sunday, July 21, 2013

August Trail Racing in the Bay Area

 If you look up the origin of the word August you will see that it is an ancient word meaning "awesome running choices", no kidding. We have several races that I would love to run this month including the sold out Tamalpa Headlands 50k. I might show up to that one anyway just to cheer on the elite runners. I have committed to the Crystal Springs Trail run on the 10th and now I am doing a rock, paper, scissors thing with myself to see what other event I can run in August. We have every distance imaginable to choose from this month including 100 miles, 50 miles and some odd ball distances like 6k, 12k, 18k, 25k, 30k. We even have a 100 yd dash for the youngsters and a 5 yd "diaper dash" for the crawlers!!! Every weekend has a race for you this month but the weekend of the 3rd/4th is stacked and so is the weekend of the 24th/25th. Choose wisely!

Brazen Racing:
  • Summer Breeze - August 3rd- Half, 10k, 5k- San Leandro Marina Park, San Leandro
  • Bear Creek - August 17th- Half, 10k, 5k- Briones Regional Park, Martinez
Zoom Running Events:
  •  Castle Rock Run- August 17th- Half, 10k, 5k- Castle Rock Regional Park, Walnut Creek
Coastal Trail Runs:
Enviro Sports:
  • Angel Island 12k & 25k -August 3rd- 12k, 25k- Angel Island State Park, Tiburon (take the ferry over to the island)
Inside Trail Racing:
  • Santa Cruz - August 3rd- 50k, 30k, Half, 10k- Henry Cowell Redwood State Park, Felton
  • Skirt & Dirt - August 31st- 50k, 25k, 10k- Redwood Regional Park, Oakland
  • Stud & Mud (Skirt Chaser)- August 31st- 25k- Redwood Regional Park, Oakland

One off events in August: