Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Trail racing in the SF Bay area in September

Fall trail racing is on it's way!
September is one of my favorite running months. To me it signifies the entrance of fall like weather and although we still have plenty of really hot days before the cooler weather settles in you will notice the mornings and evenings are a bit cooler starting sometime in September. In other words, perfect running weather. We have some great races to choose from in September and a wide variety of distances. If you are looking for scenery you need to sign up for the Big Sur Trail Marathon and if you are looking for a challenge, trust me when I tell you to sign up for the Drag-N-Fly half marathon. It is crazy difficult, at least it was in last years sweltering heat. If you prefer your races to be a bit more manageable look to the Zoom Running events, they are targeted at the more casual runner's. Take a look at the upcoming races and get yourself signed up and I will see you in the woods!

Zoom Running:
Brazen Racing:
  • Trail Hog- Sept 7th- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Mount Hamilton, San Jose
  • Drag-N-Fly- Sept 21st- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Contra Loma & Black Diamond Mines, Antioch
Enviro Sports:
Coastal Trail Runs:
  • Diablo Trail Run- Sept 15th- 50k, Marathon, Half, 10mi, 4mi- Mount Diablo State Park, Clayton
  • Coastal 50k- Sept 21st- 50k, Stinson Beach Park, Stinson Beach
West Coast Trail Runs:
Pacific Coast Trail Runs:
  • Headlands Marathon, 50 & 100- Sept 14th & 15th- 100mi, 50mi, Marathon- Rodeo Beach, Sausalito NOTE: 100mi sold out, 50mi & Marathon have a wait list.
Inside Trail Racing:
One off events in the month of September: