Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
START TIME: 9:00 AM
When online Registration closes you can register on race day. We'll be there at 7:00 am ready to accept your registration. Race goes on, Rain or Shine.
This is a mixed Trail Run. The 5K is on a paved course (the Old San Pablo Dam Road), while the 10K veers off onto a dirt trail with rolling small hills. Both courses maintain a fabulous view of the Reservoir and the surrounding landscape, picturesque and beautiful. Be sure to enjoy the views while you battle for your finishing place !!! You have the Lake view, the Meadow view, and some enthusiastic helpers to encourage you all along the way. We just love running and hope you do too!
5-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+
Custom Finisher Medals to ALL. 1st/2nd/3rd Place Medals to each 5 Year age group.
Custom Plaques to:
1st Overall Male & Female Finisher in both the 5K and 10K.. PLUS
1st Overall Male & Female 5K/10K Ages 49 and Under
1st Overall Male & Female 5K/10K Ages 50 and Over - Half Century Awards
Packet pick-up is at the event, on Race Day at the Pre-Registration Table, beginng at 7:00 am.
**The race will be on a closed course, beginning at the San Pablo Dam boat launch ramp, at the San Pablo Reservoir located at the Orinda entrance (not the El Sobrante entrance) to the Reservoir. No cars will be allowed into the Reservoir after 8:40am, the gates will be CLOSED.