Friday, August 28, 2015

8/31 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM




1.  Greetings

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a new course in Briones Regional Park from Bear Creek Road and the Park Entrance Road.  This will be a 4.65 mile hilly run on both single track and fire roads/trails.  Dogs are welcome.  Kat will be out early marking the course and Linda will be at the start to greet and sweep.

Doug will be at the start to collect order forms and payment for Dirt Dog long sleeve T-shirts.  We will be placing the order the day after Labor Day.

The course:  From the street via access trail to the main parking lot, and onto Bear Creek singletrack trail. Left turn on Seaborg, veer left onto Homestead.  Right onto Cresent Ridge Trail, pass the Archery range.  Up and veer left onto Yerba Buena.  Left onto Valley and then Left onto Old Briones Road Tr.  Take that all the way back to the access trail. 

Driving Directions:  Take Hwy 24 West, Exit Central Lafayette.  Make a left onto Deer HIll road.  At the t (By Bart), turn Right onto Happy Valley Road.  Take this up over the hill.
At the bottom, at the T, make a Right onto Bear Creek Road.  Park on the Right hand side of the road, on the street near the main park entrance.  

We look forward to you joining our run.

Kat and Linda



Sunday, August 23, 2015

8/24 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

5.  Greetings

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile loop course on Shell Ridge in Walnut Creek from the end of Whitecliff Way.  Ginny will be out early marking the course and Tina will be at the start to greet and sweep.  This is a dog friendly course.

We have reached our minimum number of long sleeve T-shirt orders and will be placing the order shortly after Labor Day.  Doug will be accepting orders through our Labor Day morning run and brunch.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 South towards Dublin.  Exit at South Main Street and continue south on South Main Street.  Turn left on Rudgear Road.  (Those coming North on 680 can exit directly onto Rudgear Road.)  Continue on Rudgear Road past Rudgear Park and turn left on Whitecliff Way.  Park at the end of the street where the run will begin.

We look forward to your joining our run.

Ginny and Tina

Friday, August 14, 2015

8/17 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM + Long Sleeve T-shirt Order Form

2.  Hello Dirt Dog runners and joggers,
This Monday, August 17 at 6:30 pm the Dirt Dogs will be doing a 6 mile run in Briones Park in Martinez. I will be out there early to mark the course and Doug will meet and greet everybody and Vivek will sweep the course.
I will mark a short option as well, which will give you about 5-5.5 miles
There is still time to order the Dirt Dog long sleeve T-shirt, so please bring your order form and check.  At this time we don't have enough orders to get the $15 dollar price so we need a few more people to purchase this lovely club t-shirt.  An order form is attached.

Directions to the start:
From the 24/680 interchange
Go West on 24 and take the Pleasant Hill Exit (North)
Turn Left on Reliez Valley Road
Follow that for several miles (and stop signs) until you see the Briones Alhambra Creek staging area on your left. (if you see Alhambra Valley road, you have gone too far)
Turn left and follow the narrow paved road past the horse stables to the end at the large dirt parking lot.

From Hway 4 in Martinez
Exit at Alhambra Ave and go South (away from downtown)
Turn Right on Alhambra Valley.
At the stop sign turn left on Reliez Valley
After about one mile turn right at the Briones Alhambra Creek staging area.
Follow the narrow paved road past horse stables to the end at the large dirt parking lot.

Happy trails,
Doug, Vivek and Alex

Friday, August 7, 2015

8/10 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

2.  Greetings

Monday evening the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course on the Orsan Trail in Briones Reservoir from the Bear Creek Staging Area.  Dogs on leash are permitted on this trail.  Chris will be at the start to get everyone going.

Doug will be at the run to collect your prepaid orders for a long sleeve Dirt Dog T-shirt.  He will also have Dirt Dog decals for sale.

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

Non Trail Pass Holders:  Sign in with your car license number using a holder's trail pass number.  Information about getting a pass can be found at:

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at the Central Lafayette Exit.  Turn left at the bottom of the ramp on Deer Hill Road.  Follow Deer Hill Road past the BART parking lots to it's end.  Turn right on Happy Valley Road and follow it to it's end.  Turn right on Bear Creek Road and make an almost immediate left into the parking lot.

We look forward to your joining our run.

Chris and Doug