Friday, August 26, 2016

8/29 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 from the end of Whitecliff Way in Walnut Creek.  Ginny 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 following Monday, Labor Day, will be a morning run from Arbolado Park in Walnut Creek into the Lime Ridge Open Space.  The run will be followed by a pot luck brunch at the park.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 South.  Exit at the South Main Street exit and continue south on South Main Street.  Turn left on Rudgear Road.  (Those going North on 680 can exit directly onto Rudgear Road.)  Follow Rudgear Road past Rudgear Park and turn left on Whitecliff Way.  Go to the end of Whitecliff Way and park on the street.  You are at the start of the run.

Friday, August 19, 2016

8/22 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 Orsan Trail in Briones Reservoir.  Chris will be out early marking the 1, 2, 3 and 4 mile turnaround spots.  Doug will be at the start to get everyone going.  Pick a distance you are comfortable with that will get you back in daylight.

Dogs are allowed on the Orsan Trail.

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

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at the Central Lafayette exit and turn left at the bottom of the ramp.  Take Deer Hill Road to its end and turn right on Happy Valley Road.  Follow Happy Valley Road to its end and turn right on Bear Creek Road.  Make an almost immediate left into the parking area.

Friday, August 12, 2016

8/15 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running the Kings Canyon Loop course in Upper San Leandro Reservoir.  The course is about 6 miles long and has a major 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.

EBMUD Trail Pass Holders:  Please bring your pass and sign in for 4 runners.  Non pass holders should record their license plate number on the sign in sheet using a trail pass holder's number.  Information on 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 and turn 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 changes to Canyon Road.  Look for the parking area on your left about a mile past the Catholic Church.


Friday, August 5, 2016

8/8 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course of about 5 miles in the Crockett Hills Regional Park from the corner of Alhambra Ave and Franklin Canyon Road in Martinez.  Keith will be out early marking the course, Doug will be at the start to get everyone started and Alex will sweep the course Tuesday morning.

Keith wants to make sure everyone is very cautious where the course crosses Franklin Canyon Road because of limited visibility and cars traveling at fast speeds.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 North.  Exit at Route 4 West.  Exit at the Alhambra Ave exit and turn left at the bottom of the ramp.  Look for Franklin Canyon Road on your right immediately after going under the freeway.  There is a small parking lot at the corner.  Overflow parking on Franklin Canyon Road.