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Wait, what happened to the Bay Area Trail Running Festival?

It’s simple. We’ve run this race for two years and festive though it may be, we felt that this name is more appropriate. Simply put, you have to be a little (or a lot) badass to run this course. There’s lots of challenge, lots of climb — and lots of beauty and camaraderie. Come see why locals love this park and these trails!

Garin-Dry Creek Regional Park a place of celebration since the 1880’s. Runners will be rewarded with sweeping views of the bay to the west, and an endless rolling expanse of hills to the east, with plenty of lawn to stretch out on and relax at the finish while enjoying great post-run refreshments.

 

The Garin/Dry Creek Trail Badass offers half marathon, 10k, and 5k. None of them are ‘easy.’ Again this year, half-marathoners receive the instant class 13.1-ish sticker because honestly 13.1 miles is the least of your worries on this course.

 

Also, back again for 2018. Cows! Don’t worry, they are friendly.

2017 Bay Area Trail Running Festival

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  • Vertical Challenge Half Marathon

    The Half Marathon makes its way out toward Tolman Peak, which climbs 900 feet in a short time to offer stunning views in all directions. After cresting the hill, the route features a substantial amount of shaded single-track trail before heading back out onto the exposed fire road to tackle the other challenging inclines. With nearly 3,000 feet of elevation gain, this Half Marathon will make runners earn that last downhill plunge to the oasis of festivities below.

    AID STATIONS

    We will have three aid stations for the Half Marathon (at miles 2.2, 6.1, 11.55) that will be well stocked with all the treats runners love to help them get through the day including: fresh fruit, chips, gels, potatoes and salt, candy, cookies, soda, water, sports drink and other assorted goodies.

    The aid stations will also have ice, sponges, and water buckets to help runners cool down since much of the track is exposed to the sun. A pop-up tent and chairs will be available should you need a moment in the shade.

  • Tough 10K

    The 10K offers up plenty of opportunities for runners to soak in the stunning views of the bay and the rolling hills inland by gaining nearly 2,000 feet in elevation over the course of the run. While this surely will not go down in the fastest 10K category, it may compete with some of the toughest. 10K runners will get the privilege of enduring one of the steeper climbs of the event before dropping back down to the finish and finding a well-deserved place to stretch out and relax on the festival lawn.

    AID STATIONS

    We will have one aid station for the 10K at mile 2.2 that will be well stocked with all the treats runners love to help them get through the day, including fresh fruit, chips, gels, potatoes and salt, candy, cookies, soda, water, sport drinks and other assorted goodies.

    The aid station will also have ice, sponges, and water buckets to help runners cool down since much of the track is exposed to the sun. A pop-up tent and chairs will be available should you need a moment in the shade.

  • Friendly 5k

    The 5K serves up a healthy dose of all Garin Regional Park has to offer. The course gives a bit of bonus mileage (coming out to 3.5 miles) and runs along the shaded section of the park with nice wooden bridges for the first mile before giving way to the meat of the run with a monster climb up to the ridgeline. Christened by many as the toughest 5K in the Bay, the payoff for the mile long climb of nearly 1,000 ft is a nice ride back down to the finish where the first class post race festivities await.

    AID STATIONS

    None

Times, Getting here, Where to stay

START TIMES
Half Marathon: 8:30 AM
10K: 8:45 AM
Fun Run: 9:00 AM

GETTING HERE

Check in and bib pick up will be at the Buttonwood picnic area. Upon arrival, head toward the Red Barn Visitor Center and follow the path to the left up toward the picnic area.

Address: 1320 Garin Avenue, Hayward, CA. Check here for traffic information and directions from your location.

Public Transit

Head to 1320 Garin Avenue, Hayward, CA. Check Transit511 for more information.

Awards, Drop bags, Time limit

AWARDS

There will be awards for first, second, and third place for men and women in the half-marathon and 10k. All runners will receive the famous Scena wood-cut finisher's medal.

DROP BAGS

None

TIME LIMIT

None

Frequently Asked Questions

I am new to trail running, will I get lost?

The trails are thoroughly marked with ribbons, and each turn will have multiple ribbons along with a sign pointing you in the direction of the turn. There will be no areas where you need to guess. We haven't lost anyone yet!

Are there finisher awards?

Yes, there will be. We like to provide medals for all our races, as well as nice gender specific tech shirts and other things.

Can I hike the event?

Yes, we believe everyone should get a chance to experience these beautiful trails, regardless of pace.

Do you need volunteers?

Our races depend on the generous spirit of the running community to ensure every participant is well supported. Volunteers will receive a free entry to a future Scena Performance event. Please fill out the volunteer form for more information.

Garin/Dry Creek Trail Badass