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TRANSPORTS/Nike Women's Marathon Trail Run, Wednesday 7/4/12...8:30 AM!

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Greetings all, Yes, that's 8:30 AM! We'll start off the Fourth of July holiday with a bang and get a good solid run in before the festivities later in the day. At the conclusion of the run, we'll raffle off 3 entries to the Nike Women's Marathon. These are entries that still must be paid for, but will guarantee your spot in the sold out race this fall. You can use the entries for the 1/2 or the Full. This Wednesday we'll hit the glorious Nimitz Trail in Tilden Park off of Inspiration point. This "Trail" is actually a paved bike path but has a dirt strip along the side for some softer surface running. There are mile markers every 1/2 mile out to 4 miles out, so you could easily do an 8 mile run, but if you want to turn around earlier, you are more than welcome. One more word of caution: There is no water fountain at the parking lot, but there are restrooms. Running will commence at 8:30 AM! See you all there! Richie TRANSPORTS ([masked] in Oakland 6014 College Ave Oakland, Ca 94618 in Berkeley 1559 Solano Ave Berkeley, Ca[masked] Directions: Take Spruce north to where it intersects with Grizzly Peak and Wildcat Canyon Rd. Go straight through the intersection onto Wildcat Canyon Rd. After about 3 miles, Inspiration Point parking lot will be on your left. From Oakland, Take Claremont Avenue behind the Claremont Resort to stop sign the top of the hill. Turn left onto Grizzly Peak Blvd. You will go uphill for another mile or so, and the road will flatten out at the Steam Trains. 300 meters after the Steam Trains, turn Right onto South Park Drive. At the stop sign at the bottom of the hill, turn right onto Wildcat Canyon. After about a mile, Inspiration Point parking lot will be on your left.