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Save Mount Diablo Trail Adventure

November 2, 2014

Running to Save Mt. Diablo!
Running to Save Mt. Diablo!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to adventure into the Diablo wilderness to Save Mount Diablo. 

With a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Family Interpretive Hike, Trail Adventure is fun for everyone.  Registration is open now!

Plus, the good times come with a good feeling – knowing you are helping to Save Mount Diablo for people and wildlife to enjoy for generations!

A portion of all entry fees will go to nonprofit Save Mount Diablo to help protect open space and build trails for all of us to enjoy.

Trail Adventure
: Find Your Adventure – 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Family Interpretive Hike
Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Save Mount Diablo Trail Adventure presented by Chevron offers a Half-Marathon, 5K and 10K beginning at Castle Rock Park in Walnut Creek, climbing the trails up the slopes of Mount Diablo and finishing at Castle Rock.

This event also features a Family Hike starting at Borges Ranch and ending at Castle Rock Park – with parking at Northgate High School and shuttle service to Borges Ranch.The event includes post race expo and snacks for all participants.

Save Mount Diablo has partnered with Brazen Racing to bring you the Trail Adventure: distances suitable for everyone from those hitting the trail for the first time to experienced ultra-runners.  A portion of all entry fees will go to Save Mount Diablo to help preserve open space and building trails for all of us to enjoy.  All runners receive medals, T-shirts after the race. For more information please visit the race page at Brazen Racing.

Trail Adventure will take place on November 2, 2014. Check in for runners opens at 6:45 am at Castle Rock Park, 1700 Castle Rock Road in Walnut Creek. 

Registration for the Family Hike opens at 9:00am at Borges Ranch. There is no parking at Borges Ranch. Please park at Northgate High School and take a shuttle. Shuttle service to Borges Ranch begins at 9:00 am.

Registration is OPEN NOW! Click here to register. If you’d prefer to print and mail in your registration you can get the form here. To be the first to hear when registration opens join Trail Adventure on Facebook!

Runners and hikers of all ages are welcome. Runners and hikers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon will all begin and end at Castle Rock Park in Walnut Creek.  Starting from Castle Rock Park in Walnut Creek, the hike and run course will travel through Diablo Foothills Regional Park, up the slopes of Mount Diablo State Park’s Pine Ridge and back to the starting point through Pine Canyon. The run-courses are challenging (some steep climbs, descents and creek crossings), are well marked and will feature aid stations. 

The Family Hike starts at Borges Ranch and ends at Castle Rock Park – with parking at Northgate High School and shuttle service to Borges Ranch. All races will be professionally timed. Click here for course info. Click here for the Family Hike map.

T-shirts will be available before and after the race. If you signed up by midnight on Tuesday, October 29, we will have your shirt ready in an envelope with your name on it.If you signed up after that time, you will need to pick up your shirt at the first-come/first-serve table.

If you don’t like the size of your shirt and want to exchange it, you may do so at the “first-come, first-serve” table if the desired size is available.

If you paid extra for a special shirt, but could not get it on race day, e-mail Brazen Racing after the race and they’ll either find your shirt or refund the extra charge.

Thanks to all participants, volunteers, Park Rangers, HAM radio volunteers, Contra Costa Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Teams and sponsors for making this run possible.  The hills are usually luscious green showing off the Diablo area and the lands Save Mount Diablo is helping to preserve.

“What makes this a unique trail event are the Search and Rescue volunteers, on-course radio communications and timing chips.  Also, it benefits Save Mount Diablo, enabling people to safely explore new, unfamiliar terrain (including new trails, and new off-road courses for people who’ve only run roads in the past).  It’s much more of an adventure than any road run you’ll do!” – Dave, Danville

“Everything about the event was terrific, and I can’t think of anything that could be improved. Folks in the bay area are fortunate to have a new fine ultra event and more important, a beautiful mountain with loads of open space. The aid station details etc were perfect (for ex. multiple types of salt tabs for different preferences) and no shortage of encouraging volunteers. Having Bob (Coomber) talk at the start was very inspiring for everyone, and whenever I was hurting on an uphill, I thought about him climbing that same hill in his chair. Also, some of the trails on this course particularly east of Finley Rd, are under-used, and this event will undoubtedly stimulate folks to come out and enjoy them more now that they’ve seen how beautiful the area is. Thanks for all you do in saving the mountain for our use and holding this event. I’m looking forward to next year. ” Beth Vitalis

“The runners I talked to enjoyed the course. So I think Save Mount Diablo should continue to support it for a couple of years and see if we can increase the number of participants. In this Internet Age a race’s popularity is still reliant upon old school word of mouth from other runners during their training runs and at the other races they do. The runners I talked with yesterday loved the course and were amazed at the support we had for them. The Search and Rescue teams in operation would be the envy of most race directors on the planet.”

“You and the Save Diablo volunteers did a super great job putting on the race and introduced many people, including me, to beautiful trails that we never knew existed. The aid people were plentiful and enthusiastic.”

“I came for inspiration and self-revelation through a mixed feeling of suffer and grand breathtaking scenery. I felt touched at every


November 2, 2014
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