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

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 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 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

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:

The Inaugural Cali 10 Run and Food Truck Face Off comes to Downtown Stockton

An exciting new event will be arriving to downtown Stockton, on the morning of Sunday, April 12. The new Cali 10 gives participants the choice of a 10K Run or 5K Run/Walk, on extremely flat and fast courses featuring lots of visibility for the runners of the field, ahead and behind them. The courses’ sights include the beautiful downtown of Stockton at Decarli Plaza, Weber Point, and McLoud Lake.

After the race, all attendees are invited to stick around for the Cali 10 Expo and the deliciously exciting Food Truck Face Off.  Attendees can taste the Food Truck Face Off’s offerings, and pick their favorite, and see who will lay claim to being named the Inaugural Champion.

All participants will receive a Cali 10 beach towel, $5 food-truck credit, refreshments, entertainment, and access to the Expo. Bonus—the first 350 participants to pick up their packets will also receive a Cali 10 commemorative Tech shirt. The packet pick up will be held on Saturday, April 11, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., at Fleet Feet Sports Stockton, located at 277 Pacific Avenue.  Entry fees for both races are $40 before April 10th, and $45 at the pre-race packet pickup on April 11, or on race day at the race site.

Top-finisher medals go 3 deep in each 10-year age bracket. Overall awards will go to the first-place male and female finishers in both 5K and 10K races, as well as the top finishing male and female Masters runners (ages 50 and over) in each event.

Race-day check in and registration will open up at 7:00 a.m., on Channel Street, at Decarli Plaza, in Stockton. This will be the same general area where the race finish/start lines, Expo, and Food Truck Face Off will take place. Both 10K and 5K contests will start at 8:30 a.m.

Registration fees can be paid two ways: download this application form, and send in with a check, or apply online at this Web site. For more information call 209-795-7832, or visit or