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Welcome to the Firetrails blog — home for race updates, timely info, and more. (scroll down to a list of briefing emails.

9/23 Registration is closed. It’s time to race! You can follow the Firetrails LIVE FEED here.

Also a quick note to everyone. There will be one final Race Memo that will come to you on Friday with a review of the information in the briefing, other event basics, and other late-breaking news.

9/20 If you’re looking for where you can have crew, what the mileage is to those aid stations, what the driving directions are, check out Course on the Firetrails website. The button for Aid Stations in each race takes you to that info.

Check out Course for information on Aid Stations, crew, directions – plus mileage and cutoffs.

9/19 Thanks to everyone who joined us for Wine Time (the session is below.)

Here’s the blog post that Victor refers to on the Victory Sport Design website.

On drop bag topics. Remember to label your bags clearly with your name, your bib number, and where you want the bag to go (either Lake Chabot, Skyline Gate, or the start/finish.) You can find your bib number on the Entrants list at Ultrasignup.

In Wine Time, I announced that there WILL be a first pass at drop bags at Lake Chabot in the morning. So each race (marathon excluded) will have two drop bag passes at Lake Chabot.

There are no drop bags for the Marathon. I did announce that marathoners will be able to put their outerwear on the bus at the start (Chabot Space and Science) and it will be returned to the Start.

9/18 WINE TIME! Join Adam and Victor Ballesteros of Victory Sportdesign for an impromptu Zoom prep session on Sunday 9/19 at 4pm pst. We will be going over questions that some of our newer runners were too shy to ask and specifically talking about drop bag strategy and approaches. Who better to ask than the Victor of Victory about that?

You can join the Scena Zoom room here. To get ready, please RSVP with any questions you have about ultrarunning, prep, or Firetrails here.

It’s Victor Ballesteros and the ever-charming Jena Rose!

9/17 Here’s the briefing!

9/12 The race is less than 2 weeks away. We are inside the 30-day window for race deferrals. Just about now is when the emails about injuries or schedule conflicts start coming in. Before you send yours, please read our Policies and Frequently Asked Questions.

9/10 Zoom briefing! There will be a Zoom-based briefing on Thursday, September 16 at 7pm. You can participate live (we’re emailing the link to all registered runners and many of our lead volunteers) or watch on the Scena Performance Facebook page. A version of the briefing will be posted here in the Firetrails Blog too.

9/10 GIVE TO RBO! Once again, we are running a challenge to our runners to donate or raise money for Running For A Better Oakland. Scena will match up to $1,000. Join us in supporting this great local running organization that makes a difference in the lives of young people here in the East Bay.

Race Memos

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