Whether you are looking to squeeze in your first trail run or you're looking to log that 1,000th mile before the clock strikes midnight on 12/31/2016!
Our New Year's Eve race will have a new location for 2016, the courses are to be announced! Below are pictures from previous year's races located at Lake Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley, CA. Our New Year's Day race will be at Lake Chabot for 2017!
Come enjoy a scenic 5K, 10K or half marathon.
And if that's not enough New Year running for you, come back on New Year's Day, do it again and earn the Brazen New Year Mega-Medal! Learn about the New Year's Day race here.
For the more adventurous, you can run the "Brazen New Year Marathon" (= two half marathons, one on 12/31 and one on 1/1) and then brag to your friends: "It took me two years to finish that marathon"!
All courses are subject to possible change due to severe weather or the park's closing of trails.
So whether you are an experienced trail runner or a first-timer ready to get your feet dirty, you should thoroughly enjoy these races. Hikers/walkers are always welcome!
All runners will receive custom finisher medals and custom shirts (cotton and tech shirts available). More info on shirts/awards page.
Age group awards will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in 5 year categories (less for the younger ages).
Start times will be: 8:30am for the half marathon, 8:55am for the 10K and 9:10am for the 5K.
For half marathon participants who wish to hike the course and take more than 4.5 hours, we will offer a "Hiker Start" at 7:30 am. Those starting at 7:30 should carry water as the first and second aid stations might not be 100% up and running, depending on the hikers speed. Hiker starts will not be eligible to win the race or for age group awards, but will be listed as official finishers in the Hikers Division and will still receive finisher medals.
All races will be professionally timed.
Note: We will have many extra shirts at the race, but because we have to print our shirts well ahead of race day, we can only 100% positively guarantee requested shirt sizes to those who sign up by 12/10/16.