9/28 Here’s the link to the Webcast! All races will be presented LIVE.
9/27 Pacer Bib Pickup. Pacers, you can get your bibs at Packet Pickup (Sports Basement Berkeley – 2727 Milvia Street, Berkeley between 2pm and 5pm) or at the Start on race day (Lake Chabot Marina). If you’re coming on race day, you can come at any time and we’ll help you. Just a thought:youru runner can pick up your bib for you and give it to you at any time. They can even carry it with them during the race. Lots of options!
9/25 Thanks to all who joined the digital briefing last night. Here’s the edited version:
9/12 The wine glasses are back! After a year of hiatus producing them and after consulting with some of the legendary local ultrarunners like Mike Palmer and Carol LaPlant, we’ve brought back the finisher’s wine glasses for all events. The clincher was Carol talking about how Dick Collins himself would welcome home every runner and give them their glass personally. Hopefully, I can do this as well!
8/31 Digital Race Briefing and Packet Pickup location: The digital race briefing will take place on Sunday, September 24 a6 pmpm. We’ll send you the links. Don’t worry if you can’t make it. The recorded version will be here on the blog the next day.
Bib pickup will be at Sports Basement Berkeley (2424 Milvia) from 2-5 pm on Friday, September 29. You can get great discounts when you show your bib. Stock up on last-minute needs. Bring your credit card!
8/30 NEW! Announcing Scena Sessions! These are 20-minute, quick online bytes on key training subjects. Join us live on Zoom or watch live on Facebook. We’ll be covering topics like shoes with San Francisco Running Company, Nutrition with Dr. Izzie Brown, Bags and race prep with Victor Ballesteros, and Gear with Bryan Weathers of Sports Basement. Sign up now in the Scena Training Hub!
8/22 ICYMI: Did you know that this is the 44th running of Dick Collins Firetrails? Thanks to Julie Fingar from NorCal Ultras for sharing all the past results with us. It’s truly amazing to look at all the history. You can find that on Ultrasignup.
8/16 Introducing the Dinosaur Ridge 30k! We have had a lot of requests from runners who want to experience this part of the race. Et voila, here’s the chance. All course data is available under the Course section of the website.
8/15/2023 A small update on the big change to the course this year (running from Lake Chabot). We aim to add an out-and-back to Sibley Staging Area, instead of running to the bottom of Cull Canyon. Here is a Strava that reflects those changes. Turn-by-turns and maps are coming up!
6/22/2023 Greetings Everyone! News on the course. Due to trail closures in the East Bay Regional Parks, we are working on a revised course for 2023. This race will start at the Classic start area in Lake Chabot. Here’s a link to the proposed course with turn-by-turn instructions.
Also for those of you in the Golden Hills Marathon, the course will be an out-and-back, so no reason to take the bus (barf!). You’ll get the same sweet and delicious taste of Dinosaur Ridge that the 50 milers enjoy. Here’s a version on Strava.
The website currently reflects the 2022 course. Once the Parks greenlight the new course, I’ll update all the info there but I want to wait until they get their licks in.