Friday, July 29, 2016

8/1 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6-7 mile hilly loop course in Briones Regional Park from the parking lot at the end of Gloria Terrace in Martinez.  We are meeting in the Reliez Valley/Gloria Terrace staging area.  There will also be a shorter option of about 3 miles.  Vivek will be out early marking the course and Sonia will be at the start to greet and sweep.

This is a dog friendly run.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at Pleasant Hill Road North.  Bear left onto Taylor Blvd.  Turn left on Withers Avenue.  Turn right on Reliez Valley Road.  Look for the parking lot opposite Gloria Terrace on your left.

Friday, July 22, 2016

7/25 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


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

Mount Diablo State Park does not allow dogs.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards Concord.  Climb Lime Ridge and go past the Cal State East Bay campus.  Turn right on Clayton Road.   Follow Clayton Road into Clayton.  Turn right on Marsh Creek Road.  Go about a mile and look for El Molino on your right.  Park on El Molino.

Friday, July 15, 2016

7/18 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile loop course on Shell Ridge in Walnut Creek.  The run will start where the Joaquin Ranch Trail crosses Rockspring Place.  Ginny will be out early marking the course which will be different from the course we ran in June.  Tom will be at the start to greet and sweep.

This is a dog friendly run.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards Concord.  Turn right on Walnut Blvd. (1st light after Civic).  Follow Walnut Blvd. for about 2-1/2 miles.  Turn left on Rockspring Place.  Park on the street where the Joaquin Ranch Trail crosses.



Friday, July 8, 2016

7/11 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course in Redwood Regional Park from the Valle Vista Staging Area of Upper San Leandro Reservoir on Canyon Road south of Moraga.  Keith will be out early marking the course and Alex will be at the start to get everyone started.  She will also sweep the arrows on her return trip.  The full run is a bit over 6 miles but you can turn anywhere along the course.

The Course:  From the parking lot take the Redwood Trail.  Cross Pinehurst Road where Canyon Road ends.  Continue on Redwood Trail up to the ridge and turn left on East Ridge Trail.  Follow East Ridge Trail to where it ends at Pinehurst Road which is the turnaround point.

EBMUD Trail Pass Holders:  Please bring your pass and sign in for 4 runners.  Non pass holders should sign in with the car license number using a trail pass holders pass number.  Information about getting a pass can be found at www.ebmud.com/recreation.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at the Central Lafayette Exit.  Turn right at the bottom of the ramp and continue the right turn going 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 changes to Canyon Road.  Look for the parking lot on your left about a mile past the Catholic Church.