PACKET PICKUP

May 24 2024 from 10-6pm.

Packet pick up will occur the day before the event between 10am and 6pm at Sports Baement in Walnut Creek. Due to the amount of items each participant receives for registering, we will not be adequately set up on the morning of the event to handle this (especially since parking passes are a part of what each participant receives and they are needed to get in to the park), so it is important that all participants make it to packed pick up the day before the event so we can have a smoothe race morning. Please make the appropriate plans, there are several very affordable hotels along the 680 freeway corridor.

There will be no packet mailing for this event. All packets can be picked up the day before the event.

PACKET PICKUP

May 24 2024 from 10-6pm.

Packet pick up will occur the day before the event between 10am and 6pm at Sports Baement in Walnut Creek. Due to the amount of items each participant receives for registering, we will not be adequately set up on the morning of the event to handle this (especially since parking passes are a part of what each participant receives and they are needed to get in to the park), so it is important that all participants make it to packed pick up the day before the event so we can have a smoothe race morning. Please make the appropriate plans, there are several very affordable hotels along the 680 freeway corridor.

There will be no packet mailing for this event. All packets can be picked up the day before the event.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is packet pick up?

Packets can be picked up the day before the event at Sports Basement in Walnut Creek between the hours of 10am-6pm. There will be no packet mailing for the 2024 event.

What does the packet consist of?

All registrants receive a commemorative race day technical running shirt, bib number, 2 water bottles, 16oz. pint glass, a bib board (safety pin alternative), pair of socks, free photos in the park, parking pass, and the 5-inch finishers medal once across the finish line.

How do I exchange a shirt?

If the shirt has remained inside its plastic bag un-opened, we can give an exchange for another size at packet pick up or after the race if others shirts remain, however if the shirt has been taken out of the sealed packed and placed on the runners skin, we cannot exchange it as it is no longer able to be worn by another individual.

What time does the race start?

Following the playing of taps, and then the singing of the national anthem the event starts sharp at 6:30am.

What is the time limit?

We give all entrants 5 hours to finish the course.

Will you have porta-potties?

Porta Potties will be made available at the start line, and again at the finish line.

Hydrations Stations?

Close to miles 4,7, and 11 will have a hydration station with Water and Gatorade.

Can I run with a pet?

Pets, while allowed in the park, cannot be off a leash while on the course. Pets must be supervised at all times in accordance with the parks rules. This includes picking up their waste. Please adhere to this. Thank you.

Refund Policy if unable to race?

Once registered, we do not give refunds. We can accommodate a transfer to another runner however.

Post Race Awards Ceremony?

Awards for Top Male and Female Winners

  • Custom Engraved Plaques go to the top 3 overall m/f winners

Age Group Category Awards (top 3 in each)

  • 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Course Description

Clearly our most difficult and challenging course yet. We set out to make a route that would be inspiring enough to make most entrants stop and consider all of the risks and rewards associated with this type of terrain and elevation change before clicking through to register. Here you have it.  More than a half marathon and plenty of ups and downs. There will be hydration stations close to Miles 4, 7, and 11. We are excited to host you and make this a memorable event.

Note to Garmin users. Click on the Ride with GPS logo on the map below to be redirected to their web site. You can download a FIT file that will integrate into your Garmin device.  FIT is the best format for turn-by-turn directions on modern Garmin Edge Devices.

Note to other users. Click on the Ride with GPS logo on the map below to be redirected to their web site. You can download a GPX file that is useful for any GPS unit.

If you have a FREE Ride With GPS Account installed on your hand held device, you can send the route directly to it.

Location: Briones Regional Park, Bear Creek Staging Area 

HALF MARATHON+ : (13.6 miles) Starts at 0630hrs.

Time Limits: Half Marathon 5 1/2 hrs. Cut off time is noon.