Friday, December 18, 2015

12/20 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM


Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 5 mile course on pavement from the 971 Dewing Ave parking lot in Lafayette. This is next to Diablo Foods.  Cat is organizing the run and asks that all attendees bring an ornament to decorate the ornament tree on the course.  She will have some extra ornaments for those needing one as well as some hot cider and goodies after the run up in the office - suite 201. There are bathrooms available too.  We will be running rain or shine.

The route is Mt Diablo Blvd to the Lafayette Reservoir, up and counter clockwise around the paved lower rim trail, back to the office. This is a tad over 5 miles. Folks can run short to the dam face and across, and back for almost 3 miles but they will miss the tree.

Our next run will be 1/10/16.  We will not be running Christmas and New Years Weekend.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at the Central Lafayette exit and bear right at the bottom of the ramp.  Continue the right turn and go under the freeway.  Turn right on Mt Diablo Blvd.  Turn left on Dewing Ave and park in the parking lot or on the street.

Friday, December 11, 2015

12/13 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM


Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course on the Lafayette - Moraga Trail from the Lafayette end, rain or shine.  There is a dirt path next to the pavement for those wanting to avoid pavement.  We were originally going to run on Shell Ridge but Ginny reported the trails are too muddy before the recent rain arrived.  This is a dog friendly run.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at Pleasant Hill Road South.  Take Pleasant Hill Road to the end and turn right on Olympic Blvd.  Make an almost immediate right into the parking lot at the corner of Pleasant Hill Road and Olympic Blvd.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

12/6 Dirt Dog Run Cancelled


The weather forecast is calling for rain over Crockett beginning about 6AM.  This will make the trails slippery and sticky.  Consequently, the run is cancelled.


Friday, December 4, 2015

12/6 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM

Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running in Crockett Hills Regional Park.  There will be a long course of 6+ miles and a short course of about 3 miles.  Both courses are dog friendly.  Vivek will be out early marking the course and Alex will be at the start to greet and sweep.  Rain Saturday, Saturday night, and/or Sunday morning cancels the run.

Our next moonlight run will be Tuesday evening 12/22.  It will be an optional ugly sweater event.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 North towards Martinez.  Exit at Route 4 West.  Follow Route 4 to the Crockett exit.  Exit onto Cummings Skyway.  Turn right onto Crockett Blvd.  Look for the Crockett Ranch Staging Area on your left about half way down the hill.