Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A New Open-Water Swim/Transition Clinic

Greetings all! Our good friend Patricia LaSalle (you know her from our Tri For Fun Triathlon first-timer talks) is teaching an open-water/transition clinic on Wednesday, May 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, in Pleasanton. Perfect timing, just before our Tri For Fun Triathlon Series begins. For more info, visit this website.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A very historic site for the 27th Annual HIT THE ROAD JACK Wine and Cheese Country Run

Did you know that California's first Grizzly Bear state flag was raised in the Sonoma Plaza? The Plaza is also the traditional start/finish lines for HIT THE ROAD JACK Wine and Cheese Country Run. The 27th annual 10K Run and 2.2Mi Run/Walk will be held Sunday morning, June 1, at the historic Sonoma Plaza. Sign up now!

Monday, March 24, 2014

An exciting new organized run in Mountain View: Spring Forward 5K/10K

Join a new, fun tradition with the Inaugural Spring Forward 5K/10, on Saturday morning, April 5, headquartered at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View. This event will benefit Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, whose goal is working to end poverty in the community, of all faiths and cultures.

Both the 5K and 10K courses are totally flat. They start on the road and eventually go onto the dirt trail that runs through Shoreline Park and circle back to end on pavement at the Microsoft Campus.  The10K begins under the Start/Finish arch and the 5K starts 100 yards behind the Start/Finish arch. The Children’s Race is a one-mile out-and-back course.

Pre-registration fees are 5K and 10K are $40, and the Children's Race is $15. Groups of 10 or more who register together can get $5 off each entry! Adult registration includes a race tech shirt, bib, and timing chip. Children's registration includes a T-shirt, bib, and a finisher’s ribbon. Free photos and refreshments will be offered after the race. If you are unable to participate in the race yourself, you have the option to sponsor or pay for other runners. Call (408) 325-5123 for more information and how to register your group.

Medals to the 5K overall male and female winners, 10K overall male and female winners, and 3 deep in the following 5K and 10K age groups: 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+.

On Your Mark Events will be providing Race timing and results.

Race-day registration and check-in will begin at 6:30 a.m., with the 10K timed Run starting at 8:00 a.m., the 5K timed Run/Walk/Stroll will follow at 8:30 a.m. All 10K and 5K participants will need to pick up their timing chips before the start of the races. The Children’s Run will kick-off at approximately 9:30 a.m., followed by the Awards Presentation.

Pre-registered participants can pick up their bibs and race packets on Thursday, April 3rd, between 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Sports Basement, at 1875 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell.

The Microsoft Campus is located at 1065 La Avenida, Mountain View, Calif.
Participants can register by downloading a flyer and send in entry fee(s), or register online. For more information about this race, contact organizers via email or call (408) 325-5123.

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Third Annual Napa Valley Silverado Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K

Take in one of the most beautiful locations on earth, while experiencing the spring season in full force at The Thrid Annual Napa Valley Silverado Half Marathon 10K, and 5K, in the Calistoga area, on Sunday, April 6. Vineyards and wineries with great vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges, including Mt. Saint Helena and the picturesque Palisades, surround these road races’ entire route. The beautiful spring weather and the explosion of blooming wildflowers are a sure treat this time of year.

This exciting event starts and finishes at Calistoga High School, in the heart of Calistoga, in the north end of scenic Napa Valley. Both out-and-back courses start in town and connects with the Silverado Trail (a paved roadway), and then heads south. The out-and-back run routes retrace themselves back along Silverado Trail and back into Calistoga. The three courses are primarily flat and fast, with the half marathon route having only two minor hills.   

The finish line for the three distances will be on Calistoga High School’s track. Post event festivities will take place very close to the finish line.  All parking will be at the Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 North Oak Street, in Calistoga, just one block from Calistoga High School (start/finish area). 

Most of EnviroSports’ events do not allow headphones, but due to the nature of this course being on the road (not single track trails) and closed to traffic, headphones ARE allowed for this race.

AID STATIONS: There will be aid stations at miles 1.9, 3.8, 5.7, 7.3, 9.2, and 11.1

Entry fees 

Half Marathon:
Adults (18 years and up): $90
Juniors (17 years and under): $20

Adult (18 and up): $60
Junior (17 and under): $20

5K Run/Walk:
Adult (18 and up): $50
Junior (17 and under): $10

Participants will receive a beautiful commemorative T-shirt.  Personalized award ribbons will be given to top three individual finishers, male and female, in each five-year-age group (both races).  In addition, all half-marathon finishers will receive a special medal for completion.  

This event is limited to 1,000 participants, so don't wait too long to register!
Check-in and day-of registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., with both races starting at 8:00 a.m.  For more information about this exciting event, contact Enviro-Sports or visit their website.

Travel and Accommodations
Calistoga Visitors Center is a great resource for finding hotels and special discounts in the local area.