Friday, October 27, 2017

10/29 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM

Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6-7 mile loop course on Carquinez Overlook Loop Trail, near Port Costa CA. There will be a shorter 3-4 mile option.  Course has moderate hills and spectacular views.  Vivek will be out early marking the course and Alex will be at the start to greet and sweep.

In the spirit of Fall, Halloween costumes are highly encouraged!

Driving Directions to Bull Valley Staging & Eckley Pier (Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline): From Walnut Creek take I-680 N to CA-4 W. Head west 7.1 miles, Exit at #6, take right on McEwen Road and head north.  Go 2.3 miles till 4-way intersection, at which take left and proceed on Carquinez Scenic Drive for 1.2 miles.  Turn right at sign saying Carquinez Strait / Bull Valley Staging.  Park in lot just inside.
From Oakland take I-80 W north to CA-4 E.  Head east 5.4 miles, Exit at #6, take left on McEwen Road and head north.  Follow this as above. 


Friday, October 20, 2017

10/22 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM

Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running in the Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline Park from the intersection of Franklin Canyon Road and Alhambra Avenue in Martinez.  There will be 4 mile and 7.5 mile courses.  Chris will be out early marking the courses and Tina will be at the start to greet and sweep.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 680 North.  Exit onto Route 4 West.  Exit Route 4 at Alhambra Avenue.  Turn left at the bottom of the ramp going under Route 4.  Franklin Canyon Road will be on your right a short distance after going under Route 4.  There is a small parking area at the intersection.  Overflow parking should be on Franklin Canyon Road.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

10/15 Dirt Dog Run Cancelled

The closure signs for Walnut Creek's Shell Ridge Open Space are still posted which has caused us to cancel tomorrow morning's run.



Friday, October 13, 2017

10/15 Dirt Dog Run @ 8:30AM

Sunday morning at 8:30 the Dirt Dog Trail Runners will be running a 6 mile loop course on Shell Ridge from Rocksprings Place in Walnut Creek.  Ginny will be out early marking the course and Chris will be at the start to greet and sweep.

IMPORTANT:  Unhealthy air and/or the closure of the Shell Ridge Open Space will cause this run to be cancelled.  Check your E-mail or our website -www.dirtdogtrailrunners.com - Saturday evening or before you leave for the run Sunday morning for a go/no go message.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 Interchange take Ygnacio Valley Road towards Concord.  Turn right on Walnut Blvd which is the first traffic light after Civic.  Follow Walnut Blvd. for about 3 miles.  Turn left on Rockspring Place.  Park on the street where the Joaquin Ranch Trail crosses.


Friday, October 6, 2017

10/8 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 Bear Creek Trail in Briones Reservoir from the Overlook Staging Area.  The trail is mostly single track with moderate hills.  The trail will not be marked.  It's about 3 miles to a gate and 4 miles to the next parking lot.  Of course, you can pick your own distance since it's and out and back run.  Doug will be at the start to get everyone going.

EBMUD Trail Pass Holders:  Please bring your pass and sign in for 4 runners.  Information on obtaining a trail pass can be found at www.ebmud.com.

Driving Directions:  From the 680/24 interchange take 24 towards Oakland.  Exit at the Orinda exit and bear right at the bottom of the ramp towards Richmond on Camino Pablo.  Follow Camino Pablo which will become San Pablo Dam Road past the EBMUD filtration plant.  Turn right on Bear Creek Road.  Look for the parking lot near the top of the first big hill on your left.