Saturday, August 26, 2017

8/28 Dirt Dog Run Cancelled

The weather folks are calling for 100+ degree heat for our Monday evening run.  The planned course is very much in the open.  Consequently, we are cancelling the run.


Friday, August 25, 2017

8/28 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

Monday evening the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile course in open space from the corner of Franklin Canyon and Alhambra Roads in Martinez.  There will also be a short course.  Chris will be out early marking the course and Tina will be at the start to greet and sweep.

Be careful crossing Franklin Canyon Road.  Cars will be traveling fairly fast and are not used to foot traffic on the road.

A Heads-Up.  We will be running Labor Day morning from Arbolado Park in Walnut Creek with a pot luck picnic brunch following the run.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 North.  Exit onto Route 4 West.  Exit Route 4 at Alhambra Road turning left at the bottom of the ramp.  Go under the freeway and look for a small parking lot on the Southwest corner of Alhambra Road and Franklin Canyon Road.  Park in that lot.  Overflow parking is on Franklin Canyon Road.


8/28 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

Monday evening the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile course in open space from the corner of Franklin Canyon and Alhambra Roads in Martinez.  There will also be a short course.  Chris will be out early marking the course and Tina will be at the start to greet and sweep.

Be careful crossing Franklin Canyon Road.  Cars will be traveling fairly fast and are not used to foot traffic on the road.

A Heads-Up.  We will be running Labor Day morning from Arbolado Park in Walnut Creek with a pot luck picnic brunch following the run.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 North.  Exit onto Route 4 West.  Exit Route 4 at Alhambra Road turning left at the bottom of the ramp.  Go under the freeway and look for a small parking lot on the Southwest corner of Alhambra Road and Franklin Canyon Road.  Park in that lot.  Overflow parking is on Franklin Canyon Road.



Friday, August 18, 2017

8/21 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 Overlook Staging Area of Briones Reservoir.  The trail is mostly single track with moderate hills.  The course will not be marked.  It's 3 miles to a gate, 4 miles to the next parking lot.  Doug will be at the start to get everyone going.

EBMUD Trail Pass Holders:  Please bring your pass and sign in for 4 runners.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 West towards Oakland.  Exit at the Orinda exit and bear right onto Camino Pablo.  Continue on Camino Pablo past the EBMUD facility and the Orinda Sports Field.  Turn right onto Bear Creek Road.  Look for the parking lot on your left near the top of the first big hill.


Friday, August 11, 2017

8/14 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM


Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running on the Kings Canyon Loop trail in Upper San Leandro Reservoir from Rancho Laguna Park in Moraga.  Weather permitting the run will be about a 6 mile loop.  If it's hot we will run an out and back to avoid the big hill.  Kat will be out early marking the trail and Tina will be at the start to greet and sweep.

Driving directions:  Take central Lafayette exit off Hwy 24 West.  Turn right, and then right again under Hwy 24.  Right onto Mt. Diablo blvd, then an immediate left onto Moraga Rd.  Head south on Moraga Road for 5 miles. Turn left on Camino Pablo and continue for 1.6 miles. Rancho Laguna Park is on the left.


Friday, August 4, 2017

8/7 Dirt Dog Run @ 6:30PM

Monday evening at 6:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 5 mile loop course on Shell Ridge from Indian Valley School in Walnut Creek.  Linda will be out early marking the course and Mary Ann will be at the start to greet and sweep.  This is a dog friendly course.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards Concord.  Turn right onto Homestead (2nd light after Civic).  Turn left on Marshall.  Go to the end of Marshall and park on the street in front of the school.