Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Trail Racing in the Bay Area for May 2014

With 18 races to choose from this month you are sure to find the right trails and distance for you. For those who want to go long, take a look at the Calero Run on May 17th. That event is offering the 50 mile distance. Don't bother trying to sign up for the Miwok 100k. Registration closed for that race back in December!!! If you have a free weekend and want to go see the best ultra runners of our time, get over to Stinson Beach on the 3rd. The Bay Area's super talented Sarah Lavender- Smith, Gary Gellin and Dean Karnazes will all be in attendance amongst others. If you are just getting into the trail scene you should consider the Zoom event on the 3rd or the Zombie Runner sponsored event in San Francisco on the 24th. Both courses are purposefully designed to be a little easier than most other trail races. I'm planning on doing 2 races this month, The Wildcat for the Brazen Ultra Half Series and the Canyon Meadow so I can get some hill climbing practice for June's Lynch Canyon Run.

May 3rd- Western Pacific- Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K- Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, Fremont
May 3rd- Miwok- 100k- Stinson Beach- REGISTRATION CLOSED
May 3rd- Zoom Point Pinole- Half, 10k, 5k- Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond
May 3rd- Armstrong Redwoods- 9K, 17K, 30K & 50k- Armstrong Redwoods, Guerenville
May 10th- Cinderella Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k- Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland
May 10th- Mothers Day Run- Half Marathon, 5mi, 5k- San Pablo Dam Reservoir, El Sobrante
May 10th- Los Altos Hills Pathways Run- 10k, 5k, 1mi- Westwind Community Barn – Los Altos Hills
May 10th- Mt. Diablo- 50k, 25k, 8k- Mitchell Canyon Trailhead, Clayton
May 10th- Wildcat- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Tilden Park, Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, Berkeley
May 10th- Loop the Lagoon- 10k, 5k, 2 mile walk- Lagoon Valley Park, Vacaville
May 10th- Quicksilver 50k & 100k- Almaden Quicksilver Park, San Jose
May 17th- Muir Woods Marathon, Half Marathon & 7 Mile- Stinson Beach Park
May 17th- Calero Run- 50 mi, 50k, 25k, Half Marathon, 15k, 5k- Calero Park, San Jose
May 17th- Coyote Lake Trail Run (Website not working!)- Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k
May 18th- Horseshoe Lake- 50k, Marathon, Half Marathon, 5mi- Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, Palo Alto
May 18th- Ohlone Wilderness Run- 50k- Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Fremont
May 24th- Zombie Runner San Francisco- Half Marathon, 10k- Little Marina Green, San Francisco
May 24th- China Camp- 35k, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- China Camp State Park, Miwok Meadows Picnic Area, San Rafael
May 31st- Nitro Trail- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond
May 31st- Canyon Meadow Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 5mi- Redwood Regional Park, Oakland