Monday, March 24, 2014

Trail racing in the Bay Area for April 2014

Spring trails in the Bay Area
 We have some really great races coming up in the month of April. The big name this month is Lake Sonoma! Every year the elite runners of the trail scene gather just outside of Healdsburg, CA to test themselves against the best of the best on a really great course. Lake Sonoma is part of the Montrail Ultra Cup Series. The top three men and women finishers will each earn a spot at the 2014 Western States 100. This year, like many of the previous years, the race filled up fast and the wait list did too. I might go out just to cheer catch a glimpse of how's trying to beat Sage Canaday's record out there.
 The other big race of the month is one I will be participating in, The Diablo Trails Challenge. This is Brazen Racings only 50k of the year and that is a big draw. Brazen also offers up a half marathon that is part of the Ultra Half Series and a 10k & 5k. A portion of all entry fees will go to Save Mount Diablo to help them continue preserving open space and trails for all of us to enjoy.
 Take a look at this months tasty selection of trail treats and get out there and enjoy the sunshine!

April 5th- Grizzly Peak- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k- Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley
April 5th- King Richard Annual- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Santa Teresa County Park, San Jose
April 12th- Zoom Ayala Cove Run- 15mi, 10mi, 5mi- Angel Island State Park
April 12th- SOLD OUT Lake Sonoma- 50mi- Warm Springs arm of Lake Sonoma
April 12th- Mt Tam Wild Boar Half Marathon & 10K- Mt Tamalpias State Park, Mill Valley
April 13th- Woodside Ramble- 50k, 35k, Half Marathon, 10k- Huddart Park, Woodside
April 19th- Diablo Trail Challenge- 50k, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Castle Rock Recreation Area, Walnut Creek
April 19th- Zombie Runner Vasona Lake- Half Marathon, 5mi- Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos
April 26th- The Sasquatch Scramble- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Redwood Regional Park, Oakland
April 26th- Sierra Azul Trail Challenge- 50 mi, 50k, 18.8 mi, 13.1 mi, 10k, 5k- Sierra Azule Open Space Preserve, Los Gatos
April 27th- Presidio Y Trails Run- 10k, 5k, 1.5mi- Park Presidio, San Francisco
April 27th- Walt Stack Trail Run (Not a true "trail" run)- 10k- Park Presidio, San Francisco