Friday, November 9, 2018

***TOMORROW'S RUN HAS BEEN CANCELED***

We will not be running tomorrow due to the poor air quality caused by the fires in Butte County. We will reschedule this run for December.

Have a great and safe weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Run announcement for 11/10…

Saturday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6-mile loop course in Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Pleasanton. A 4-mile option will be available for those wanting a shorter run. It can get hot early, so a hat is highly recommended. Sonia will be out early to mark the course and John will be at the start to greet and sweep.

Driving Directions: From the 680/24 interchange take 680 South. Exit at the Sunol Road Exit (Exit 25). Turn right at the bottom of the ramp and stay to your right where the road divides to Castlewood Rd. Go past the golf course and turn left on Foothill Road. Go about 1 ½ - 2 miles on Foothill Road and look for the park’s parking lot on your right.

We look forward to you joining our run!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Run announcement for 11/3…
Saturday morning the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 5/6-mile course at the Lafayette Reservoir - “The Upper Rim” Trail. We will meet at the entrance of the reservoir at the top of the hill by the Restrooms & Fish Cleaning station. The course will not be marked, however, if you are not familiar with this run let Chuck know.
Driving Directions: From the 680/24 Interchange, merge onto CA-24 W take the Acalanes Road exit, (Exit 11), toward upper Happy Valley Road. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Acalanes Road; turn slight left onto Mt Diablo Blvd. Lafayette Reservoir is on your right (3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd).
If you continue past the reservoir entrance, you can park on Village Ctr, which is the first street past the reservoir or on Mt Diablo Road. Running from this location will add 1 mile to the course. This will give you a 6-mile run. If you park at the reservoir there is a parking charge and that course will be 5 miles.

See you there!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Run announcement for 10/27...

Saturday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6-mile loop course on Shell Ridge from Whitecliff Way in Walnut Creek. Ginny will be out early to mark the course and has said to watch out for snakes which are plentiful this time of year and Gerry will be at the start to get everyone going and sweep up Ginny's arrows.

Course directions will be given at the run.

Driving Directions: From the 680/24 Interchange take 680 South. Exit onto South Main Street going South. Turn Left onto Rudgear Road. Take Rudgear Road past Rudgear Park. Turn left on Whitecliff Way and follow it to the end where the run will start.

We look forward to you joining our run!

Ginny and Gerry

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Run announcement for 10/20…

Saturday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 5.5-mile course at Las Trampas Regional Park. There will also be a 4-mile option for those wanting a shorter run. Chuck will be out early to mark the course and Linda will be at the start to get us started.

This is known as the Randy Bench Run. It is a great course with awesome views and a chance to pay a visit to Randy’s Bench.

Driving Directions: From the 680/24 interchange take 680 South towards Dublin. Exit at Crow Canyon and turn right at the end of the ramp. Turn right on Bollinger Canyon Road. Park in the paved parking lot on the left-hand side of Bollinger just past Las Trampas stables.

See you there!

Chuck and Linda

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Run announcement for 10/13…

Saturday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6-mile course (shorter option available) on Shell Ridge from Indian Valley School in Walnut Creek. Anne and Gerry will be out earlier to mark the course and I will be at the start to greet and sweep. Those interested in going to coffee after are welcome to join us at Peets by Sports Basement.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards 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 school.

Looking forward to you joining our run!
Anne, Gerry, and Tina

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Run announcement for 10/6…
Saturday at 8:30am the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6-mile course in Clayton. We will meet on El Molino just off of Marsh Creek Road. 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, as you are at the start of the run.
See you there!

Mary Ann & James