The Save Mount Diablo Trail Adventure presented by Chevron offers a Half-Marathon, 5K and 10K Run, and Family Hike beginning at Castle Rock Park in Walnut Creek, climbing the fire roads up the slopes of Mount Diablo and finishing at Castle Rock. The event includes post race expo and lunch 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 and BBQ lunch after the race. More information from Brazen Racing.
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 step and every bit of service from the volunteers. Thanks to all who helped make our day!!"
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