Friday, January 27, 2017

1/29 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM


Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile loop course in Mount Diablo State Park from the intersection of Marsh Creek Road and El Molino in Clayton.  James, who will be marking the course, reports the trails are in good shape with some nice waterfalls to be seen.  Greg will be at the start to get everyone started and sweep up 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 up and over Lime Ridge and past the Cal State East Bay campus.  Turn right on Clayton Road.  After going down a hill turn right on Marsh Creek Road.  Look for El Molino on your right in about 1/2 mile.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

1/22 Dirt Dog Run Cancelled


It's been raining most of the night with more on the way which will make the Iron Horse Trail slick with spots of standing water.  Great conditions for staying warm and dry at home.



Friday, January 20, 2017

1/22 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM


Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course on the Iron Horse Trail from the trailhead near the intersection of Rudgear Road and South Main Street in Walnut Creek.  We are again on pavement since the rain this week has kept the local dirt trails very muddy with erosion in places.  Doug will be at the start to get everyone going.

Moderate to heavy rain is being forecast for Sunday morning which could result in the run being cancelled.  Check your E-mail or our website - www.dirtdogtrailrunners.com  for a message saying the run is a "go" or "no go".

Driving Directions:

From the 680/24 Interchange take 680 South towards Danville.  Exit on South Main Street and continue south.  Look for the trailhead on your right just before you get to Rudgear Road.  Those going North on 680 should use the Rudgear Road exit.  There is limited parking at the trailhead.  Overflow parking is in the Park and Ride lot on the Southeast corner of 680 and Rudgear Road.



Friday, January 13, 2017

1/15 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM


Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course on the Lafayette - Moraga Trail from the parking lot at the corner of Pleasant Hill Road and Olympic Blvd in Lafayette.  This is a paved trail which will let us avoid the mud and erosion created on the local dirt trails from all the rain we have had these past two weeks.  Doug will be at the start to get everyone going.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at the Pleasant Hill Road South exit.  Take Pleasant Hill Road South to the end of the road.  Turn right on Olympic Blvd and make an almost immediate right into the parking lot.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

1/8 Dirt Dog Run Cancelled


It looks like heavy rain will add to the standing water on our paved trails and roadways this morning.  Consequently we are cancelling this morning's run and hope everyone stays safely dry at home.

Friday, January 6, 2017

1/8 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM


Sunday morning, weather permitting, the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running an out and back course on the Lafayette-Moraga Trail from the parking lot on the corner of Pleasant Hill Road and Olympic Blvd.  This is a paved trail which will let us avoid the muddy and puddle filled trails we usually run on.  Doug will be at the start to get everyone going.

IMPORTANT:  Significant rain is being forecast for Sunday morning.  Please check our website - www.dirtdogtrailrunners.com - Sunday morning before leaving your house to see if the run is a "go" or has been cancelled.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at the Pleasant Hill Road South exit.  Follow Pleasant Hill Road south to Olympic Blvd.  Turn right on Olympic Blvd and make an almost immediate right into the parking lot.