Friday, February 26, 2016

2/28 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM


Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 5 mile loop course on Shell Ridge from Rockspring Place in Walnut Creek.  Ginny will be out early marking the course and Tina will be at the start to greet and sweep.

The Course:  We will start on the Joaquin Ranch Trail.  At the junction go left up the service road staying left. At Willow springs pond go left on the Mt. Diablo-Briones trail all the way to Indian Valley school. At the gate entrance by the school, stay to the right on the trail that leads behind the ridge. Follow that trail to Borges Ranch. Go past  Borges Ranch and turn right on the Mt. Diablo-Briones Trail.  Turn left on the Joaquin Ranch Trail back to the start on Rockspring Place.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards Concord.  Turn right on Walnut Blvd.  (1st traffic light after Civic)  Turn left on Rockspring Place which is near the end of Walnut Blvd. and park on the street where the Joaquin Ranch Trail crosses.


Friday, February 19, 2016

2/21 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM

Sunday morning at 8:30AM the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course on the Lafayette - Moraga Trail from the corner of Pleasant Hill Road and Olympia Blvd.  We are on pavement since the recent rains have converted our favored dirt trails into muddy messes with tricky footing caused by the cows and horses on the trails.  Doug will be at the start to get everyone going.

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


Friday, February 12, 2016

2/14 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM

Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 7 mile loop course in Crockett Hills Regional Park from the Crockett Ranch Staging Area.  There will also be a 3 mile option.  Runners should be prepared for muddy shoes and walking some stretches of trail.  Vivek will be out early marking the course and Alex will be at the start to greet and sweep.

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

We look forward to you joining our run.


Friday, February 5, 2016

2/7 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM

Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a hilly 6.3 mile loop course in Redwood Regional Park from the Skyline Gate.  Kat has selected this course since trail conditions are very run-able when wet or dry.  She will be out early marking the course and will also be sweeping.  Doug will be at the start to get everyone going.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Immediately after the Tunnel Take Exit 4 - CA Hwy 13 South (towards Oakland/Hayward)
Take exit 4 for Moraga Avenue E towards Thornhill Drive. Merge onto Moraga Ave. Continue onto Mountain Blvd. Turn left onto Snake Rd. Continue straight onto Shepherd Canyon Rd - go up the hill. Turn Right onto Aitken Dr. Turn left onto Evergreen Ave. Turn right onto Skyline Blvd. Parking lot is on your left about 150 feet ahead.  

We look forward to your joining our run.