Thursday, January 14, 2016

1/17 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM

This Sunday, January 17, at 8:30 am we will be running once again on pavement. With the weather forecast predicting rain over the next few days, the trails will probably be very muddy.  The plan is to start at Alex's apartment (address and directions below) and run on the Contra Costa Canal Trail. After the run everybody is invited to come to my place for a cup of hot soup.

The course will not be marked. You can turn around at any time  But here are some guidelines.

We will run South on the trail, cross Treat Blvd (1.5 miles) at the traffic light and continue on the Canal Trail.
At the intersection with Ygnacio trail (2.0 miles) you continue straight on Ygnacio trail up the hill. 
When you run through the tunnel under Ygnacio, you will have done 3 miles. (2.9 if you are really picky...)

If the trails are somewhat runnable, Alex will mark a 4 mile loop on the Lime Ridge Open Space.  Alex will have details on Sunday morning;

Directions to Alex's apartment:

1070 San Miguel Road A8 
Concord CA 94518

(Building A is on the corner of San Miguel and Tioga and my apt is on the second floor, facing BART tracks)

From 680 North, take the Monument Blvd Exit. Turn Right onto Monument Blvd and follow for about 2 miles (past Cosco).  Turn right onto Systron Drive. Turn Right onto San Miguel. Turn Left onto Tioga road

Park on Tioga Road, or in the apartment complex in any spot that does not have a number.