Thursday, July 10, 2014

Trail Racing in the Bay Area for August 2014.

Racing in August is going to be really great for me and my fellow mid- peninsula trail runners. I say this because 2 really great races are taking place in Huddart Park this month just off I-280 in Woodside. I'm hoping to run both because Huddart Park feels like my home turf, if trail running has such a thing. Big distances are also available in August with a 100 mile, 50 mile, (3) 50k's and (2) marathons all happening right here in the Bay Area. For those who like it shorter and faster I would recommend the (2) 5k Cross Country Races put on this month by the DSERunners. We really are blessed to have so many races to choose from on any given weekend. I recently went home to Michigan to find that they have so few races to choose from and most of them are 5k's that are over an hour drive away. San Francisco Rocks! See you out on the trails.

My races in BOLD.

August 2nd- Summer Breeze- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- San Leandro Marina
August 2nd- 3rd- San Francisco 100mi & 50mi Endurance Run- Rodeo Beach, GGNRA
August 2nd- Santa Cruz- 35k, Half Marathon, 10k (NO website info available)
August 3rd- Bobcat Blitz- Half, 10k, 5k- Huddart Park, Woodside
August 3rd- Skyline 50- 50k- Lake Chabot, Castro Valley
August 9th- Crystal Springs- 50k, Marathon, 22mi, Half Marathon, 10k- Huddart Park, Woodside
August 9th- Santa Cruz Trail Run- 30k, Half Marathon, 10k- Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton
August 10th- Presidio Cross Country 5k- Julius Kahn Playground, San Francisco
August 16th- Bear Creek- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Briones Regional Park, Martinez
August 16th- Cinderella Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 30k, Half Marathon, 10k- Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland
August 16th- Angel Island 12k & 25k- Tiburon Ferry Dock to Angel Island State Park
August 23rd- Bill Flodberg Mount Madonna Challenge- 30k, 18k, 12k, 6k- Spring Lake Picnic Area, Gilroy
August 23rd- Tamalpa Headlands 50k- Muir Beach
August 24th- Golden Gate Park Cross Country- 5k- Polo Field, San Francisco
August 30th- Zoom Castle Rock- Half, 10k, 5k- Castle Rock Regional Park, Walnut Creek
August 31st- Toro- 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 30k- Toro County Park, Salinas
August 31st- Mt Hamilton Marathon & Half Marathon- Joseph D Grant County Park, San Jose