Monday, February 20, 2017

Mountain View Fire Drill 5K/10K and Kids’ Fun Run Returns

 There’s an event for all runner and walker levels at the 2nd Annual Mountain View Fire Drill 5K/10K and Kids’ Fun Run, held on Saturday, February 25, at the beautiful Shoreline Park, in Mountain View. This exciting new event will support the active efforts of the Mountain View Firefighters Random Acts, a local non-profit organization.

With a festive atmosphere and spectacular setting, the “Fire Drill” is perfect for runners, joggers, and walkers. Both the 5K walk/run and 10K run courses are flat and paved, and follow through the beautiful Shoreline Park, that features scenic views of the Bay and Wetlands. The Kids' Fun Run course stays within the grounds of Shoreline Park, Lot E.

Entrants will receive a custom Fire Drill Run T-shirt, a Random Acts Logo bag, and post-race refreshments and snacks, and more.

Trophies will be awarded to the top overall 10K and 5K male and female finishers and top Masters (50 years +) finishing male and female, with medals being presented to the top-three male and female finishers in designated age categories. And all children entrants in the Kids’ Fun Run will receive finisher awards.

Entry fees for the 5K/10K are $30 for Youth (17 & under) and $40 for Adults (18 and over $40), add $5 for race-day registration. Kids' Fun Run admission is $12 (ages 6-12). 

Participants can pre-register online. Online pre-registration closes on February 23, 12:00 noon.

An Early Race-Packet Pick-Up will be available on Friday, February 24th, at the Fire Administration Building, 1000 Villa St, Mountain View, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Attendees will meet up at Mountain View’s Shoreline Park, 3070 North Shoreline Blvd., at Lot E – home base for the event’s start & finish and check-in area. Check-in and race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 10K and 5K starting at 9:00 a.m.  The Kids’ Fun Run will commence at 10:15 a.m.

About the beneficiary of this race: Mountain View Firefighters Random Acts is a 501(C)3 charity created by dedicated firefighters from the Mountain View Fire Department who truly believe that individuals can make a difference in our community. Their purpose is to perform random acts of good in the Mountain View area, and sometimes in the state. Often, as firefighters respond to calls for help, they observe situations where people need a helping hand or something that will improve their quality of life. They look for opportunities to compassionately meet the needs of people and make a difference through our random acts of kindness. The organization maintains a website at

*Follow “Fire Drill Run” updates on Twitter at #mvfiredrillrun

*This race will be professionally timed by (using Jaguar chip-timing technology).

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Galt’s 5th Annual Tiny Marathon, 10K, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Fun Run

Galt’s 5th Annual Tiny Marathon, 10K, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Fun Run
 There is a run, jog, walk, and stroller push for everyone in the family at the 5th Annual Tiny Smiles’ “tiny” Half Marathon, 10K, 5K Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run, and Health Expo, on Saturday, February 11, 8:00 a.m., at the Galt Fairgrounds. This exciting event will benefit Children’s Heart Foundation–California Chapter and tinySmiles. This event is designed to create awareness of Congenital Heart Defect and raise money for the incredible care and support babies and their families need.

See the great American little town of Galt on this flat and fast course. The Half Marathon  loop will take you through historical Galt, new developments, older and newer neighborhoods and past each of our High Schools. The 5K and 10K courses will be a fast out-and-back loop (double loop for the 10K). There are multiple aid stations and bathrooms along the way. Walkers and running strollers are also encouraged to join in. The spectator-friendly finish area is located at the Galt Fairgrounds, so your family and friends can cheer you on and hear your name as you cruise across the finish line. The Fairgrounds is located at Civic Drive and Chabolla Avenue. Free parking all around the start / finish area.

Overall half marathon male/female finishers, and masters (50-years and older) male/female finishers receive a custom etched glass trophy. Medals will be awarded to the top three males and females in each age division, 13 & under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+.

Chip timing will be provided by On Your Mark Events.

Entry Fee 
Entry fee is $45.00 for the 5K Run/Walk and $70.00 for the half marathon. Entry fee includes custom tech shirt, (finishers medal for the half marathon), goodie bag, race gels, sports drink, post race food, and entertainment. After the race join us from some food and drinks, and walk though the Health Expo near the start/finish site.  And, there will be plenty of fun stuff for the kids.

Children can sign up for the Kids Fun Run (The Tiny Tiny Half) (1.31 mile) on the day of the race. 

To avoid the race-day crowds, there will be an early race-packet pickup will be held on Friday, February 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Littleton Center, located at 410 Civic Drive, in Galt.

Race-day registration and check in will open at 6:00 a.m., with the half marathon kicking off at 8:00 a.m., with the 5K and 10K events starting at 8:15 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run will follow at 9:00 a.m. The Health Expo will run from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

To register, participants can download the Tiny Marathon’s application or register online at For additional information, contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7842.

#tinyhalf #tinySmiles

2017 On Your Mark Events’ Tri For Fun Photo Contest

2017 On Your Mark Events’ Tri For Fun Photo Contest

In 2017, On Your Mark Events’ Pleasanton Tri For Fun Triathlon Series turns THIRTY! To celebrate its 30 years, we’re thinking some additional FUN is required. We will begin with the Tri For Fun T-shirt contest!

Post a photo of yourself wearing a past On Your Mark Events’ Tri For Fun or Tri For Real T-shirt on your choice of these three Social Media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Be sure to include your name and the tag #triforfun30. (Post your one entry photo on all three if you’d like.)

The contest will run from February 1-28. We will then randomly pick one winner for the grand prize: A full season pass to all four 2017 Pleasanton Tri For Fun Triathlons!

In addition, 2017 Pleasanton Tri For Fun single triathlon entry passes will be awarded to the following photo categories of those wearing their Tri For Fun shirts:

Oldest OYME Tri For Fun Triathlon shirt photo (Do you have the original T-shirt?)
Most Creative OYME Tri For Fun Triathlon shirt photo
Funniest OYME Tri For Fun Triathlon shirt photo


Monday, November 28, 2016

San Ramon Bah Humbug 5K Run & Walk: A fun and healthy way to start the holidays

The San Ramon Parks & Community Services calls for everyone to come out and start the Holiday Season with a healthy fun run or walk with its annual San Ramon Bah Humbug 5K, on Saturday, December 3.  This very flat and fast 5K (3.1 miles) chip-timed certified course will follow through the monitored streets of San Ramon.

For years, the Bah Humbug 5K has always been a very popular holiday-themed event for all levels of runners and walkers, and those who love to dress up in holiday costume, Bah Humbug proceeds will go directly back into the San Ramon Parks & Community Services programs.

Participants can expect plenty of snacks and beverages on hand, as well as the always- popular chilly morning favorite – ice cream bars! All pre-registered runners and walkers may receive the always-popular commemorative long-sleeve shirt and Bah Humbug ornament. Ornaments will be given out at the completion of the 5K. All race-day registrants, and pre-registrants who wait until after the race, will receive their shirts upon completion on a “first come-first served” basis. Shirts and ornaments are only guaranteed to pre-registered participants.

Medals will go to the top male and female finishers in each age category. The Mayor’s Crown, which will award the lowest combined times of the 2016 Bah Humbug and 2017 Run San Ramon (July 4, 2017) pre-registered 5K runner. The Mayor’s Crown winner will be recognized at the 4th of July 2017 Run San Ramon event.

In addition, adding to Bah Humbug fun, Costume Awards will go be given to the winners of these three categories: Most Grinch-Like, Holiday Spirit, and Group Theme.

Bah Humbug 5K entry fee is now $45 per participant.

Early Packet Pick-Up:
All pre-registered participants may receive their bib number and shirt prior to the event at the event’s early packet pick-up, hosted by the brand new San Ramon Sports Authority (1041 Market Place), in San Ramon, on Thursday, December 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

All race day registrants and pre-registrants who wait to pick up will receive their shirts upon completion of the race on a "first come-first served" basis.  Shirts are only guaranteed to pre-registered participants at the packet pick-up. Ornaments are given out at the completion of the run.

 Check-in and race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m., at the San Ramon Community Center at Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., and right off the 680 freeway at Bollinger Canyon Road in San Ramon (East side of freeway 680). Both, the run and walk will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Spread the Holiday Cheer ~
Participants are requested to bring a can of food to be donated to the contra Costa Food Bank to assist those in need during the holidays. Canned food donations will be collected at the check-in/registration tables.

For more Bah Humbug 5K information, contact the San Ramon Parks & Community Services at 925-973-3200 or email On Your Mark Events will provide chip timing and results of this event. To pre-register for this event, entrants can either download this application, and send in with a check (postmark no later than November 29), or sign up online, at (before midnight, November 29). Entry fees will increase after these pre-registration dates.