Thursday, January 10, 2019

Run announcement for 1/12…

Saturday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail runners will be running a 6-mile course (give or take a bit) from Castle Rock Park in Walnut Creek. With all the rain we may be doing some rock hoping to cross the streams…a fun run even with the rain leaving streams through-out the course. Linda will be out early to mark the course and I (Tina) will be at the start to greet and sweep.

Driving Directions: Exit I-680 at Ygnacio Rd in Walnut Creek and drive east. After about three miles turn right on Walnut AVENUE (NOT Walnut Blvd). After about two miles enter the roundabout and go right on Castle Rock Road. Follow Castle Rock Road till the end past the horse stables and park on the left.


Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Run announcement for 1/5…

Saturday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a course from the Alhambra Staging Area in Martinez. Sonia will be out early to mark the course and Chuck will be at the start to greet & sweep. There is a possibility of rain. If it’s a light rain, we can still go for it. I am not sure if there will be anyone from the park district to collect the $3.00 parking fee so consider carpooling.

Directions: for Alhambra Staging Area, Brookwood Dr., Martinez, CA 94553

From the 24-freeway heading West, exit Pleasant Hill Blvd, veer right once you hit Taylor Blvd., stay left. Turn left at Grayson Rd, turn right on Reliez Valley Rd. Once you see a horse staging area make a left which is Brookside Dr. Drive all the way down the road until you reach a parking lot.  

From the 4-freeway heading West Exit at Alhambra Blvd and turn left. Turn right at 2nd set of lights Alhambra Valley Rd. Turn left at Reliez Valley Rd 3-way stop. Once you see a horse staging area, make a right which is Brookside Dr. Drive all the way down the road until you reach a parking lot.  


There is a chance you will have to pay $3 for parking per car. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Run announcement for 12/22...

Saturday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6-mile loop course in Clayton. James will be out early to mark the course and Mary Ann will be at the start to greet and sweep.

Driving Directions: From the 680/24 Interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards Concord. Climb up and over Lime Ridge, go past the Cal State East Bay campus and turn right onto Clayton Road. Follow Clayton Road into Clayton and turn right onto Marsh Creek Road. Go about a mile on Marsh Creek Road and turn right onto El Molino. Park immediately since you are at the start of the run.

NOTE: There is a possibility of rain on Friday (tomorrow), if this occurs we will have to cancel. Please check back tomorrow afternoon/evening for an update.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Run announcement for 12/16…
HOLIDAY ORNAMENT RUN - SUNDAY morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running in Lafayette from Kat's office at 971 Dewing Ave. The run will go up Mt. Diablo Blvd, enter to the "tree" at the Lafayette Reservoir and return on Mt. Diablo Blvd. Runners should bring an ornament to put on the tree at the reservoir and some food to share with the group at the post-run gathering.  
Driving Directions: From the 680/24 Interchange take Hwy 24 West (towards Orinda). Exit at the Central Lafayette Exit. Make a right at the bottom of the ramp and at the first light and go back under Hwy 24. Turn right again onto Mt. Diablo Blvd. Go 1/3 mile and turn Left on Dewing Ave. Then take the first right turn into the parking lot.
We look forward to you joining our run.
Kat 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Run announcement for 12/8...

Saturday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail runners will be running a 4-5 mile course on shell ridge from Marshall Drive in Walnut Creek. Sonia will be out early to mark the course and I will be at the start to greet and sweep.

Driving Directions: From the 680/24 interchange take the Ygnacio Valley Road Toward Concord. Turn right on Homestead (2nd light after Civic). Turn left on Marshall. Follow Marshall to the end of the road and park on Marshall in front of the Indian Valley School.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Run announcement for 12/1
On Saturday morning at 8:30 the Dir Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course on the Lafayette-Moraga Trail. This is a paved course and will not be marked so you will be able to choose your distance. We will meet rain or shine.
Driving Directions: From the 680/24 Interchange take 24 towards Oakland. Exit at Pleasant Hill Road South. Follow Pleasant Hill Road to where it ends at Olympic Blvd. Turn right on Olympic Blvd and right again into the parking lot at the corner.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

***NO SATURDAY (11/17) DIRT DOG RUN***
Due to very poor, unhealthy, air quality there will be no Saturday run. We are hoping to get back on schedule soon.
Please be careful out there and stay safe.