Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Trail racing in the Bay Area for June 2014

Toughest Trail Race in Solano County!!!

June is just around the corner and for me that means Lynch Canyon time!!! We have a ton of great races to choose from this month like the Double Dipsea and the Chabot Trail Challenge. For the craziest of runners June has the 6 & 12 hour event at Chrissy Field happening TWICE within two days because...... well just because! Two of Junes super popular races have already sold out, The Hook & Ladder Run at Wente Vineyards in Livermore and the iconic Dipsea. All of the others still have spots open at the time of this publishing. If you are looking for a family-centric event I would say the Lynch Canyon with its free 2.5 mile hike is spot on. It is stroller friendly (sort of) and all you have to do is show up and sign a waiver. I think my wife will be participating in the hike this year while I crush my last years time on the half course. If charity runs are your thing check out the unique Dusk Buster in Golden Gate Park benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Brazen's Ultra Half Series continues with the Trail Quake and of course I will be there. Whichever race you choose be sure to bring your water bottles because June is looking to be a really warm month. See you out there.
June 1st- Lake Chabot Trail Challenge- Half, 5k- Castro Valley
June 7th- Berry Creek Falls- 25k, 15k, 10k- Big Basin State Park, Boulder
June 7th- Lynch Canyon Trail Run- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Free Hike- Vallejo
June 7th- Forest of Nisene Marks- Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k- Aptos
June 8th- Big Basin 50k/ Marathon- Big Basin State Park, Boulder Creek
June 8th- The Dipsea- 7.1 mi- Mill Valley
June 11th- Dusk Buster- 5k- Golden Gate Park
June 14th- Trail Quake- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Sanborne County Park, Saratoga
June 14th- Rodeo Valley- 50k, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k- Rodeo Beach
June 21st- Double Dipsea- 14.2 mile- Stinson Beach
June 21st- San Lorenzo River- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k- Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz
June 21st- San Francisco Summer Solstice 6 & 12hr- Crissy Fields, San Francisco
June 22nd- Woodminster Cross Country Race- 9mi- Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland
June 22nd- Crissy Field 6, 12 & 24 Hour- San Francisco