Now that it’s officially Spring, here are some races you may want to try!
Pacific Coast Trail Runs Night Sweats Spring Run – 8K, 15K and Marathon – April 2, 2016
This Night Marathon, 8 Km and 15 Km begins at Rodeo Beach. You will see from several vantage points on the trail the beauty of the lights of San Francisco, Tiburon and the Bay Bridge. The trail is marked with glow sticks and reflective ribbon to keep you safely on course. They employ the same safety procedures used for their 100-mile nighttime events. So they know what they are doing. Click here for more details. I am doing the shorter distance for this run.
Levi’s Presidio 10 – 10 miler, 10K or 5K – April 17, 2016
This run is a fundraising event for the Guardsman and it’s a very well-run race from my previous experience. Added bonuses are that the 10 mile and 10K distances have you running across the GG Bridge and there’s a hot breakfast and festivities after the race. Click here for more details. I’m signed up for the 10 miler.
Muir Woods Marathon, Half Marathon and 7 Mile Trail Run – May 14, 2016
Not for the faint of heart but worth the climb! Starting at Stinson Beach you’ll be heading, up, up and away into the thick wooded trails of Muir Woods. You’ll follow the legendary Dipsea trail to Steep Ravine, where you’ll climb a wooden ladder, march up natural rock and wooden staircases and scramble under tree trunks. Along the way, enjoy the sounds of babbling brooks and waterfalls. Drink in the fresh smell of the towering redwoods and oaks that surround you. Click here for more details.
Bay to Breakers 7 Mile Run – May 15, 2016
The Bay to Breakers has run continuously for over 100 year as a staple to the City by the Bay. With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. It’s a wild run so be prepared for anything! Click here for more details.
Bank of Marin Running Festival – May 22, 2016
This inaugural race has something for everyone in the family! Featuring a half marathon, corporate challenge half marathon, 10K, 5K and a 1 mile fun run for girls 12 and under. The race supports Veterans and the Run Like a Girl program and is designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Brad is going to sign up for the 5K and I’m going to do the 10K. It will be a fun day and a chance to support my community. Plus you get a chance to meet Dean Karnazes (who is a total running badass). Bonus! Click here for details.
Rodeo Valley Trail Run 8K, Half Marathon, 30K and 50K – June 11, 2016
Starting just steps away from historic Fort Cronkhite, this trail race is comprised of steep pitches and lofty downhill sections as it undulates the beautiful Marin Headlands hills and coastline. Coastal trail and Pirates cove provide astonishing views of the Pacific ocean, while glimpses of San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge appear as you traverse the SCA Trail single-track. I’ve signed up for the half marathon. Wish me luck! If you want to join in the fun, click here for details.
Looks like with all of this variety, you really don’t have any excuses. Right?
Now go run!