Join us at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline for a different kind of race! From 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, the running party won't stop with 12 hour and 6 hour races going on. And even if you aren't ready for that kind of "fun", come join us for a nice run (and a chance to cheer on the 6 and 12 hour runners) with the Dirty 5K/10K in the morning or afternoon!
The "Big Races" are the 12 hour and 6 hour events: The Dirty Dozen and Dirty Half Dozen! These can be run by individuals or with teams of two or three. These races offer the opportunity to run without worrying about "finishing time"! Anyone who runs a single lap is automatically a "finisher" whether their total run time is 15 minutes or the full 12 hours.
Entry to any race includes the all-day BBQ/picnic that will begin at 11:30 am and go on the whole day!
All races will take place on a gentle 3.37 mile loop consisting of 98% dirt fire trails. Runners will go out along the shoreline (offering expansive views of multiple bridges and mountains) and then come back through the fragrant eucalyptus groves.
The 12 and 6 hour runs can be approached in several different ways. Many will test themselves to see exactly how far they can run in this set amount of time. Others will use it to run a goal distance in a fully-supported race setting without the worry of deadlines or cut-offs. Others will simply run to see if they can keep moving for that long!
Few are expected to run without any stopping the whole time. Walk breaks are advised. Runners will also pass through the start/finish area with each loop and will have the chance to stock up on fuel, change shoes or clothing, visit friends, etc. Support crew may set up personal "aid stations" near the start/finish area. Expect a party-like atmosphere as you come around each loop with support personnel ready to get you whatever you need. There will be an abundance of hot and cold food of many different varieties to keep everyone full and happy.
In addition to the individual 6 and 12 hour runners, teams of 2 and 3 may take turns in whatever order they wish to create a "total team distance".
The 6 hour and 12 hour races will begin at 7:00am
The 6 hour race ends at 1:00pm
The 12 hour race ends at 7:00pm
An additional .67 mile loop will be available to run for the last hour of each timed event -- starting at hour 5 for the 6-hour runners and hour 11 for the 12-hour runners.
The morning 10K and 5K start at 10:30am.
The afternoon 10K and 5K start at 4:00pm.
As in past years, runners can register for both a morning 10K or 5K as well as an afternoon 10K or 5K to make it a "double dirty" day!