Tuesday, September 15, 2015

October trail races in the Bay Area

see the full 2015 calendar here

The weather is turning fast and the heat wave of early September is fading fast. The trails are covered with a few extra leaves and we can finally go for a run without carrying 10 gallons of water with us! It's almost October and we have a really nice selection of races at every distance. I think a few of these are very close to selling out due to popular demand vs trail permit limits (Honeybadger!). Looks like PCTrails is re-branding their Stinson Beach event as the Eldrith Gosney Pure Ultra in honor of the 74 year old Bay Area trail running legend. REI (the retailer) is holding an event in Marin. The Sonoma Trail Marathon is an event I am unfamiliar with so if anyone runs this one I would love to here about it.

October

October 3rd- Pacifica Summit Run- 10k, Half Marathon, 30k, 50k- San Redro Valley State Park, Pacifica
October 4th- Montclaire 5k
October 3rd- Rocky Ridge- Ultra Half Series Championship, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k- Read my review from 2014
October 3rd- Sonoma Trail Marathon- Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k fun run
October 10th- Dick Collins Firetrails 50- 50mi
October 10th- Golden Hills Marathon- Berkeley
October 10th- Skyline to the Sea- Marathon & 50k-  Read my review from 2013
October 11th- Honey Badger- 5k, 10k, Half Marathon- China Camp State Park, San Rafael
October 17th- Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run- Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids Scramble
October 17th- Oakland Hills Run- 35k, Half Marathon, 10k
October 17th- REI Run Series: Marin Headlands- 10k, 5k
October 18th- Coyote Ridge Trail Run- 50k, Marathon, 20mi, 10mi, 7mi
October 24th- Eldrith Gosney's Pure Ultra- 50k, 36k, Half Marathon, 11k

October 25th- Napa Wine Country Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k
October 31st- Zombie Runner Halloween Run- Marathon, Half Marathon, 5mi
October 31st- Stinson Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & 7 mi