Transports Running Group Message Board › New Meetup: TRANSPORTS Trail Run, Wednesday 5/4/11...6:30 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Transports Running Group!
What: TRANSPORTS Trail Run, Wednesday 5/4/11...6:30 PM
When: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 6:30 PM
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Our friends at Montrail have sponsored the run this week, so we have FREE Montrail running visors for 21 lucky participants. There will also be a FREE pair of Montrail running shoes raffled off to one luckier participant at the end of the run (transports employees not eligible for raffle prize).
The run will be out at Briones Overlook Staging Area (NOT Briones PARK!), running the Bear Creek trail along the east side of the Reservoir. The run is out-and-back and is moderately hilly, relative to many of the trails in the East Bay. The trail is about 3.5 miles long, which makes for a 7 mile total run if you decide to go the whole distance, but as always you are certainly welcome to turn around whenever you need to.
This is a single track trail that does not allow bikes or dogs. It's in the EBMUD management lands, so you need a permit. I have one that covers up to 30 people, so we should be fine. If you do have your own permit, it would be good to bring it along just to be safe.
There is a restroom at the staging area, but there are no water fountains so be sure to bring something to drink with you. Running will commence at 6:30 PM sharp.
In Oakland 6014 College Ave. Oakland, CA 94618 510-655-4809
In North Berkeley 1559 Solano Ave Berkeley, CA 94707 510-528-8405
Take Hwy 24 east through the Caldecott Tunnel. Take the 3rd exit after the tunnel, which is for Downtown Orinda. At the end of the off ramp, turn left onto San Pablo Dam Road. After about 3 miles, turn right onto Bear Creek Road. After about a mile or so, turn left into the Briones Overlook Staging Area. This turn off is easy to miss, so drive carefully.
Check it out!