Friday, May 27, 2016

5/30 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM


Memorial Day morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile course from Rudgear Park in Walnut Creek.  There is a good sized hill to go up and over not far from the start.  The run will be followed by a pot luck picnic brunch at the park which has water and bathroom facilities.  Please bring something to share with the group.  Keith will be out early marking the course and Sonia will be sweeping.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 South towards Danville.  Exit at the South Main Street exit and continue South on South Main Street.  Turn left on Rudgear Road.  (Those coming North on 680 can exit directly onto Rudgear Road.)  Follow Rudgear Road for about 4/5 mile.  Turn right on Stewart Ave.  Look for the parking lot on your left after you pass Trotter Way.

We look forward to you joining our run and hope you can socialize and enjoy the goodies after the run.

Friday, May 20, 2016

5/23 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course on the Bear Creek Trail from the Bear Creek Staging Area of Briones Reservoir.  Chris will be out early marking the 1, 2, and 3 mile distances.  4 miles is the Overlook Staging Area.  Doug will be at the start to get everyone going.  Dogs are not permitted on the Bear Creek Trail.

EBMUD Trail Pass Holders:  Please bring your pass and sign in for 4 runners.  Non-pass holders should sign in using a pass holders pass number with their license plate number.

Information about getting a trail pass can be found at www.ebmud.com/recreation.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 West towards Oakland.  Exit at the Central Lafayette Exit.  Turn left onto Deer Hill Road at the bottom of the ramp.  Go past the BART parking lots.  Turn right on Happy Valley Road.  Go to the end of Happy Valley Road and turn right on Bear Creek Road.  Make an almost immediate left into the parking area.

Friday, May 13, 2016

5/16 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Runners will be running the Kings Canyon Loop course in Upper San Leandro Reservoir.  The course is about 6.5 miles long.  There is a significant hill at the 4+ mile mark.  Doug will be out early marking the course and Mary Ann will be at the start to greet and sweep.  Dogs are not allowed on the Rocky Ridge Trail which is part of the course.  Those looking for a shorter course and/or with a dog can do an out and back on the Kings Canyon Loop trail or on the Lafayette - Moraga Trail which ends at the same parking lot.

EBMUD Trail Pass Holders:  Please bring your pass and sign in for 4 runners.  Non pass holders should sign in using a pass holders pass number.  This way all cars in the parking lot will be on the sign in sheet.  Information about getting a pass can be found at:  www.ebmud.com.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take 24 West 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 and immediately get in the left lane.  Turn left on Moraga Road.  Follow Moraga Road through Moraga where the name of the road will change to Canyon Road.  Look for the parking lot on your left after you pass the Catholic Church.


Friday, May 6, 2016

5/9 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a loop course of about 6 miles in Briones Regional Park from the Bear Creek Staging Area off Bear Creek Road.  Keith will be out early marking the course and Kat will be at the start to greet and sweep.  This is a dog friendly course.

The Course:  From the parking lot in Briones Park go up Old Briones Rd.  Continue on the Valley Trail to Briones Crest Trail.  Follow Briones Crest Trail to Abrigo Valley Trail.  Then back to parking lot.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take 24 West towards Oakland.  Exit at the Central Lafayette Exit.  At the bottom of the ramp turn left on Deer Hill Road.  Go past the BART parking lots to the end of Deer Hill Road.  Turn right on Happy Valley Road.  Stay on Happy Valley Road to its' end.  Turn right on Bear Creek Road.  Go past the Briones Reservoir parking lot and turn right into the Bear Creek Staging Area parking lot.