Friday, May 30, 2014

Dirt Dog Run Monday 6/2 6:30PM

> Hello Dirt Dog runners and joggers,
>
> By now, most of you will probably already have heard that our fellow Dirt Dog runner and friend Randy Sampson passed away on Memorial Day. Randy often marked trails for the Dirt Dogs and one of his favorites was the Hemme trail, which he ran a week before he died. He will be missed by all.
> In his memory Victor Bast is organizing a DRR (Diablo Road Runners) run this Saturday May 31 starting at 8:30 AM on the Iron Horse trail. The run will begin in San Ramon Central Park, 7060 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon and run by Randy's house.
> Another run in Randy's memory will be on June 7th at 9AM at Las Trampas.
>
> Monday June 2, 6:30PM Dirt Dog Run
> This Monday we will be doing what I have come to call the "John Muir Loop" starting on Alhambra Ave in Martinez. This run will take us behind the John Muir house in the Alhambra Hills. It is about 7 miles with a lot of climbing. The first 2 miles are an out and back followed by a loop with views of Martinez, Benecia and the Quarquinez Straight.
> I will be out early to mark the course and will come back at 6:30 to sweep.
> Doug will be there to meet and greet everyone.
>
> Directions:
> From the 680/24 split
> Take 680 North to Hway 4 West.
> Go West on Hwy 4 to Martinez, and exit on Alhambra Ave.
> Turn Left on Alhambra ave under the freeway and make an immediate right onto Franklin Canyon and park in the dirt lot on the corner of Alhambra Ave and Franklin Canyon.
>
> From Berkeley
> Take 80 East to Hway 4 East
> Go East on Hwy 4 toward Martinez and exit on Alhambra Ave.
> Turn Right immediately on Franklin Canyon and park in the dirt parking lot.
>
> Happy Trails,
> Doug and Alex

Friday, May 23, 2014

5/26 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM

2.  Greetings

The title is correct.  We will be running Memorial Day morning.

Monday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile loop course from Rudgear Park in Walnut Creek.  The run will be followed by a pot luck picnic at Rudgear Park.  Please bring something to share with all the runners.  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 680 South towards San Jose.  Exit at the South Main Street exit and follow South Main Street south.  Turn left onto Rudgear Road.  (Those going North on 680 can exit directly onto Rudgear Road.)  Follow Rudgear Road eastward for a bit less than a mile.  Turn right on Stewart Avenue.  Look for the parking lot on your left after you cross Trotter Way.

We look forward to your joining our run and the ensuing picnic.

Keith and Doug


Friday, May 16, 2014

5/19 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

2.  Greetings

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course in Las Trampas Regional Park from the Hemme trailhead.  The full course will be 6 miles (3 out, 3 back) with 1 and 2 mile marks for those wishing a shorter distance.  Doug will be out early marking the course and Rick will be at the start to greet and sweep the arrows from the turnaround back to the start.  This is a dog friendly course.

Reminder:  5/26 we will be running from Rudgear Park at 8:30 in the morning followed by a pot luck picnic at the park after the run.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 South towards San Jose.  Exit at the Stone Valley West exit.  Turn left on Danville Blvd and go South about a mile.  Turn right on Hemme.  Follow Hemme past the conference center and look for the parking lot on your right.  The parking lot is small.  Park on the street when it is full.

We look forward to your joining our run.

Doug and Rick

Friday, May 9, 2014

5/12 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

2.  Greetings

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile loop course in Mt Diablo State Park from the corner of Marsh Creek and El Molino Roads in Clayton.  James will be out early marking the course and Doug will be at the start to greet and sweep.  This will be a dog free run since the state park does not allow dogs.

Future alert:  We will be running Memorial Day (5/26) morning from Rudgear Park in Walnut Creek followed by a pot luck picnic at the park after the run.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards Concord.  Climb Lime Ridge and go past the Cal State East Bay campus.  Turn right on Clayton Road.  Pass the Clayton Library.  Turn right on Marsh Creek Road.  Turn right on El Molino and park.

We look forward to your joining our run.

James and Doug

Friday, May 2, 2014

5/5 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

2.  Greetings

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course from the Overlook Staging Area of Briones Reservoir.  This will be a new course for us which will go across the dam and head towards San Pablo Reservoir.  Bill will be out early marking the course and Doug will be at the start to greet and sweep.  Bill will have a turnaround mark 3 miles out.

EBMUD Trail Pass Holders:  Please bring your trail pass and sign in for 4 runners.

Information about obtaining a trail pass can be found at https://www.ebmud.com/recreation/trail-use-permits/

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at the Orinda exit and head towards Richmond on what becomes San Pablo Dam Road.  Turn right on Bear Creek Road.  Look for the parking lot near the top of the first big hill on your left.

We look forward to your joining our run.

Bill and Doug