Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The 28th Annual HIT THE ROAD JACK Run: Benefitting the Sonoma Volunteer Firefighter’s Association

This year’s HIT THE ROAD JACK Wine and Cheese Country Run is set for Sunday morning, June 7, at the historic Sonoma Plaza. Celebrating an impressive 28-year history, this event continues to be a premier Wine Country run. This exciting event will, benefit the The Sonoma Volunteer Firefighter's Association.

Both courses start and finish at the north side of the historic Sonoma Plaza, where the California State Bear Flag was first raised. The 10K (USATF certified) and the 2.2 mile courses are both flat and fast, that run through the town of Sonoma, winding through traditional vineyards and one of the first winery properties in California.
Awards will be presented to the top runners in each category. All runners receive a commemorative T-shirt, as well as enjoy snacks, beverages, and live music. 

Entry Fees:
10K Run: (Youth16 & under), $20 pre-registered, $25 race-day.  (Ages 17 & over), $35 pre-registered, $40 race-day

2.2 Mile Run - All individuals, $20 pre-registered, $25. Race-day
Family of four - $90 pre-registered Family discount will NOT be available on race day.
Race-day check-in and registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., in the Sonoma Plaza. Both races will start at 8:00 a.m. Check back at this Web page for more details on this first time pre-race packet pickup, that will be held on June 6th, to eliminate the early check-in and lines on race-day morning.

The event’s timing and results will be provided by On Your Mark Events. 

To register, download this application, fill it out, and mail in with a check.  Online registration is also available at this website. For more race information, you can contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Calling out for dirty boys and girls! The Dell’Osso Family Farm’s annual Mud Run on the Farm

The Dell’Osso Family is inviting dirty boys and girls of all ages to their annual Mud Run on the Farm 5K obstacle-course run, on Saturday, May 30. This extremely popular and wild race is held on the Dell’Osso Family Farm, 501 Manthey Rd., in Lathrop.

The 5K course features approximately 26 obstacles, designed to be difficult, but certainly not impossible. It also promises to be an outrageous good time. If there’s an obstacle that’s too much for you, go around. No shame there. Personal safety is the most important thing. But completion of the obstacles is required to win fast time.

Dell'Osso Family Farm will be donating a portion of the proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society and other local charity and non-profit organizations.

Entry fee is $45 (2/1/15 - 3/15/15); $55 (3/16/15 - 4/12/15); $65 (4/13/15 – 5/11/15); and $75 (5/12/15 – 5/25/15). Entrants can register on this link. Mud Runners will receive a commemorative T-shirt and finisher’s medal, post-race “Beer Garden” with one free beer (only for Mudders 21 years and older), plenty of prizes, and trophies.

Wave Times
Because of the large number of participants, the Mud Run must start in waves. The first wave goes off at 8:00am. Participants select their wave time during the registration process. If mudders want to run with a friend or group, they need to be sure to book at the same time or have one person purchase all the individual tickets. Waves are capped at 300 runners. It’s recommend that participants arrive at least an hour before their wave time begins.

Wave times: 8:00am, 8:20am, 8:40am, 9:00am, 9:20am, 9:40am, 10:00am, 10:20am, 10:40am, 11:00am, 11:20am, 11:40am, 12:00pm, 12:20pm, 12:40pm, 1:00pm 

Time-slots are filling up!

Each wave consists of both men and women from every age group. You may register for any available wave.
Packet Pick-up
At Dell’Osso Family Farm Country Store
Early Pick-up – (for purchases made before May 25)
May 28 and May 29; 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Required at Early Pick-up:
 1. Photo I.D. for each participant (no exceptions, so if you are picking up for a friend you MUST have a copy of their I.D.)
2. An initialed, signed and dated copy of the waiver for each participant. 
3. Your ticket, either printed or on your Smartphone.

Race-Day Packet Pick-up/Check-in 
(For all purchases regardless of purchase date)
May 30, 2015
Saturday beginning at 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Required at Check-in:
1. Photo I.D. for each participant (no exceptions, so if you are picking up for a friend you MUST have a copy of their I.D.)
2. An initialed, signed and dated copy of the waiver for each participant. 
3. Your ticket, either printed or on your smartphone.
Packets need to be picked up at least an hour before wave time. 

For more Mud Run on the Farm information and to register, visit their website, or contact them via email or contact them at 209-982-0833.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Inaugural Saint Lawrence Fun Run

Be part of history, in taking part in the Inaugural Saint Lawrence Fun Run, held on Saturday, April 25, in Sunnyvale’s beautiful Baylands Park. This exciting new race features a 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids’ Fun Run. There’s even a “race” for Virtual Runners.

The 10K and 5K courses go through the beautiful Baylands Park, on flat natural trails, with scenic vistas of the Bay and Parklands. The Kids’ Fun Run feature flat natural trails.  All courses are marked. Baby joggers are okay, but please start at the back of the pack. Note to Virtual Runners: since you won’t be really be running or walking, you can imagine any type of course you want to.

Awards will go to the 10K and 5K top three finishers (male/female) in each age division: 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80- over.

Chip timing and results will be provided by race-production company www.onyourmarkevents.com.

All 10K and 5K participants will be chip timed, and receive a commemorative T-shirt (Technical Tees for the first 400 10K/5K pre-registered, cotton Tees for all others) and a race bib. Kids’ Fun Runners will all receive a racing bib and cotton Tee. Virtual “Runners” will receive a cotton race T-shirt. All attendees will enjoy post-race refreshments and goodies and the award ceremony. Various kids’ activities will be provided before and after the Kid’s Fun Run! There will also be photos available on Saint Lawrence’s website after the race is completed.

Race fees are $35 for pre-registered 10K and 5K participants, $40 on race day. Kids Fun Run is $10, and Virtual “Runners” is $15. Groups of 10 or more discounts ($5.00) are available - please contact slemsrace@saintlawrence.org for your group-discount code.

There are two ways to pre-register, and save, for the Saint Lawrence Fun Run: 1) Download this flyer, fill it out, and mail (postmark no later than April 13) in with your check. 2) pre-register online at Active.com. Online pre-registration closes on April 22, 12:00 noon. This race is limited to 1,000 runners.

Early race-packet pick-up will be available on Friday, April 24, from 3:00-6:30 p.m., at the Sunnyvale Sports Basement, 1177 Kern Ave. Your race-day packet includes your race bib, which has your timing tag on the back and MUST be worn on race day. You will also receive your official race shirt at this time.

The Saint Lawrence Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 25, at Baylands Park, located at 999 E. Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale. Check-in and race-day registration will open up at 7:00 a.m. The 10K Run will kick-off at 8:30 a.m., the 5K Run/Walk will follow with at 8:45 a.m. start. The Kids’ Fun Run is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.

For more information about the Inaugural Saint Lawrence Fun Run: run training, volunteering, becoming a sponsor, or anything else, contact slemsrace@saintlawrence.org

About the beneficiary of this race: Established in 1961, Saint Lawrence Elementary and Middle Schools is a Pre-K to 8th grade Catholic school serving the Santa Clara Valley for more than 50 years.  Their mission is to provide the highest quality education environment that best meets the needs of its diverse community.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Spring Forward 10K and 5K Returns to Mountain View

 Join the fun and excitement with a tremendous event benefitting a very successful community program, the 2nd Annual Spring Forward 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk, on Saturday morning, April 18, headquartered at the Microsoft Campus, in Mountain View.

This event will assist Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, whose goal is working to end poverty in the community, of all faiths and cultures. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County works to help people overcome poverty and become self-reliant.  In 2014, they served more than 40,000 low-income people in the county. 

Both the 5K and 10K courses are flat and incredibly scenic along the Bay. 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. Baby joggers are allowed, but please do not start at the front. Per Shoreline Park regulations, we respectfully ask that you do not bring your dog to run/walk with you. The Children’s Race is a one-mile out-and-back course.

Adult registration includes a commemorative 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 to all after the race. The 5K and 10K pre-registration fees are $40, and the Children's Race is $15. Groups of 10 or more, who register together, can get $5 off each entry! If you are interested, please call us at (408) 325-5248 for more information and how to register your group.

If you are unable to participate in the race yourself you have the option to sponsor or pay for other runners.

5K - 
Overall Trophies male/female, and Masters (50 and over) male/female. Medals three deep in male/female age groups 10 & under, 11-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 70-79 to 80+.

10K - Overall Trophies male/female, and Masters (50 and over) male/female. Medals three deep in male/female age groups 10 & under, 11-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 70-79 to 80+.

On Your Mark Events will be providing chip-timing and race results.

Race-day registration and check-in will begin at 6:30 a.m., with the 10K and 5K timed events starting at 8:00 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 approximately at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Awards Presentation.
Pre-registered participants can pick up their bibs and race packets on Thursday, April 16, between 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Sports Basement, at 1177 Kern Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif.

The Microsoft Campus is located at 1065 La Avenida, Mountain View, Calif. Free parking is availed on the Microsoft Campus.

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) 325-5248. Interested participants are also encouraged to visit their website: http://springforward5k10k.com.