Friday, April 29, 2016

5/2 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 3.5 mile course with a 2.1 mile short option from the end of Springhill Road in Lafayette.  Our normal distance has been shortened to account for the steepness of the trails.  Linda will be out early marking the course and Tina will be at the start to greet and sweep.  Linda reports the views from the 3.5 mile loop coming down are amazing!  Panoramic views of Mt. Diablo and Las Trampas.

The course:  The trail follows the Springhill Trail, right on the Lafayette Ridge Trail, right on the Briones Crest Trail, right on the Sunrise Trail, left on the Buckeye Trail, and back to the parking lot.

Driving directions to trailhead:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at Pleasant Hill Rd North.  At the second light (Springhill Rd), turn left.  Go all the way to the end of Springhill Rd.  Go straight through the turnoffs for Springhill Ln and Springhill Ct.  At the end of Springhill Rd is a parking lot on the right. The trailhead is through the cattle gate. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

4/25 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 5-6 mile course on Shell Ridge from Rockspring Place in Walnut Creek.  Ginny will be out early marking the course and Mary Ann will be at the start to get everyone going and then sweep the course arrows.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take Ygancio Valley Road towards Concord.  Turn right on Walnut Blvd (1st traffic light after Civic).  Stay on Walnut Blvd for more than 2 miles and turn left on Rockspring Place which is near the end of Walnut Blvd.  Park on the street where the Joaquin Ranch Trail crosses.


Friday, April 15, 2016

4/18 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile course in Mount Diablo State Park from the corner of El Molino and Marsh Creek Road in Clayton.  James will be out early marking the course and Tina will be at the start to get everyone going and sweep the course arrows.

Dogs are not allowed in Mount Diablo State Park.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards Concord.  Continue on Ygnacio Valley Road over Lime Ridge and past the Cal State East Bay campus.  Turn right on Clayton Road.  Follow Clayton Road into Clayton and turn right on Marsh Creek Road.  Turn right on El Molino and park on the street.



Friday, April 8, 2016

4/11 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 5 mile course from Rudgear Park in Walnut Creek.  There are restrooms and water at the start.  Keith will be out early marking the course and Chris will be at the start to get everyone going and sweep up the course arrows.

This is a dog friendly run.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take 680 South towards Danville.  Exit at the South Main Street exit and continue South.  Turn left on Rudgear Road.  Follow Rudgear Road for about 8/10 mile.  Turn right on Stewart Ave.  Look for the parking lot on your left shortly after you pass Trotter Way.



Friday, April 1, 2016

4/4 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


This is our initial Monday evening run of the season.

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 4 mile loop course in Foothill Regional Park from the East end of Livorna Road in Alamo.  Doug will be out early marking the course and Rick will be at the start to meet and greet.

This is a dog friendly run.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 South.  Exit at Livorna Road and turn East.  Go under the freeway and continue to the end of Livorna.  Park in the Staging Area on your left just before the entrance to a gated community.