Friday, August 30, 2013

9/2 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM

2. Greetings

Labor Day morning the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile loop course on Shell Ridge in Walnut Creek from Rudgear Park.  The run will be followed by a pot luck brunch picnic in Rudgear Park.  Keith will be out early marking the course and Doug will be at the start to meet and greet.

Please bring an item of food or drink to share with the other runners.  We will have some picnic supplies on the table.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 South towards Danville.  Exit at South Main Street and continue South on South Main.  Turn left on Rudgear Road.  (From 680 North take the Rudgear Road exit and turn right at the bottom of the ramp.)  Turn right on Stewart Avenue.  After you pass Trotter Way look for the park's parking lot on your left.

We look forward to your joining our run.

Keith and Doug

Thursday, August 22, 2013

8/26 Dirt Dog Run @6:30PM

Greetings
Monday evening the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a loop course on Shell Ridge from Whitecliff Way. We will be running the course Ginny calls Reverse Borges Ranch. Ginny will be out early marking the course and Doug will be at the start to greet and sweep. Plan to be a bit early to meet the other runners and start ahead of Doug who will be erasing the course arrows.

Driving Directions: From the 680/24 interchange take 680 South towards Dublin. Exit at the South Main Street exit and continue South on South Main. Turn left on Rudgear Road. If you are coming North on 680 exit at Rudgear Road and turn right at the bottom of the ramp. Stay on Rudgear Road past Rudgear Park and turn left on Whitecliff Way. Park at the end of Whitecliff Way.

We look forward to your joining our run.

Ginny and Doug

Friday, August 16, 2013

8/17 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running into Briones Park from Scott and Pam Anderson's house high above Lafayette.  Scott will mark an out and back course which will have plenty of hills.  Doug will be at the start to get everyone started.  After the run the Andersons have invited us to have some refreshments on their patio while watching the sun set over the Oakland Hills.

Driving Directions:
From Highway 24 take Pleasant Hill Road North.  Turn left at second signal onto Springhill Road.  Turn left at first stop sign onto Martino Road.  At end of straight away, veer right and go to top of hill, and turn right onto Vista Bella.  Turn around at end of street and park on right.

Parking:
One side only on southwest side of Vista Bella or north side of Martino Road near top.

8/12 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running the 7 mile Pine Canyon loop trail from Castle Rock Park.  This course is also know as the Get Dirty course.  Keith will be out early marking the course and Doug will be at the start to greet and sweep.

Driving Directions: 
From the 680/24 interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards Clayton and follow the signs for Borges Ranch Park.  After you pass John Muir Hospital turn right on Walnut Ave.  Follow Walnut Ave. to the end and turn right at the traffic circle on Castle Rock Road.  Go past Northgate High and the turnoff for Borges Ranch to the end of the road.  Park, you are at our starting point.