From:                              Franklin Ruona <fdruona@comcast.net>

Sent:                               Sunday, February 16, 2014 8:15 PM

To:                                   F. D. Ruona

Subject:                          Tamalpa This & That

 

 

 

1.  PA Grand Prix Racing for 2014 continues on 3/1/14, 3/8/14 & 8/16/14    The next Ultra Grand Prix race of 2014 is the Way Too Cool 50K on 3/8/14; the first Road Racing Grand Prix race for 2013 will be the NorCal John Frank Memorial 10 Mile Run, March 1, 2014 and the first Cross Country Grand Prix will be the 14th Annual UC Santa Cruz XC Challenge on 8/16/14.    The subsequent race on the Ultra Grand Prix will be the American River 50M on 4/5/14.  The subsequent race on the Road Racing Grand Prix will be the Emerald Across the Bay 12K on 3/16/14 and the subsequent race on the Cross Country Grand Prix will be the 4th Annual Rebels XC Challenge on 8/23/14.  We had a VERY good Racing Season in 2013, let’s do it again in 2014.  We need to do our best to have Tamalpa Scoring teams at all of these races!  In order to score for your Tamalpa racing team, you need to have a 2014 USATF card.  You can check at http://www.pausatf.org/data/members.php?club=100 to see if your USATF card is current.  If you do not have a current USATF card sign up for your 2014 USATF card at http://www.pausatf.org/data/PAAppOnline.html.  Make sure you list Tamalpa, Club #100 as your Club.  It is easy to miss the Club designation when you sign up for your USATF card.  Look for the Club Designation on the RIGHT side of the screen Make sure you have your 2014 USATF card and get out and race for your Tamalpa racing team.  Make sure you wear a Tamalpa uniform top in all PA races.                      

2.  2013 PA/USATF ROAD RACE GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE

Date

Race

Location

Points

Short/long

Prize Money

03/01

NorCal John Frank Memorial 10-Mile

Redding

1.5

Long

$4350

03/16

Emerald Across the Bay 12K

San Francisco

1.0

Long

$2900

04/06

Credit Union Sactown Ten Mile Run

Sacramento

2.0

Long

$5800

04/19

Sat.

Zippy 5K

Brisbane

1.0

Short

$2900

05/10

Sat.

Pacific TherX 5K4Play

Portola Valley

1.0

Short

$2900

05/26

Marin Memorial Day 10K

Kentfield

1.0

Short

$2900

TBD

Downtown San Rafael Mile

San Rafael

1.0

Short

$2900

10/19

Humboldt Redwoods Half Marathon

Weott

1.5

Long

$2900

11/9

Clarksburg Country Run Half Marathon

Clarksburg

1.5

Long

$2900

11/27

Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 5K

San Jose

2.0 Open only (team 0.0)

Short

$2900

12/07

California International Marathon

Sacramento

2.0

Long

$2900

12/14

Christmas Relays

San Francisco

1.0 (team only)

None

$2900

 

3.  2014 Pacific Association Ultra Running Grand Prix Schedule

DATE

EVENT/DISTANCE

LOCATION

SURFACE

POINTS

RACE DIRECTOR/INFO

Mar. 8

Way Too Cool 50K

Cool

trail

1

Julie Fingar
916/765-6021
Julie@norcalultras.com
http://www.wtc50k.com

Apr. 5

American River 50M

Sacramento

road & trail

1.6

Julie Fingar
916/765-6021
Julie@norcalultras.com
www.ar50mile.com

Apr. 19

Ruth Anderson 100K/50M/50K
unified entry format

San Francisco

paved path/dirt shoulder

2.0/1.6/1.0

Rajeev Patel
408/838-8911 (eve's before 9)
rajeevtherunner@yahoo.com
www.run100s.com/ra.htm

May. 3

Miwok 100K

Stinson Beach

trail

2

Tia Bodington
miwok100k@gmail.com
www.run100s.com/miwok

May. 10

Quicksilver 100K/50K

San Jose

trail

2.0/1.0

Rajeev Patel
408/838-8911 (eve's before 9)
rajeevtherunner@yahoo.com

May. 17

Silver State 50M and 50K

Reno

trail

1.6/1.0

Lon Monroe
775-846-8868
lonruns@aol.com
www.silverstatestriders.com

May 18 (Sun.)

Ohlone Wilderness 50K

Fremont

trail

1

Ann Trason/Larry England
408/393-4701 (Larry)(Cell)
director@ohlone50k.com
www.ohlone50k.com

Jun. 21

PCTR Crissy Field 24 Hour

Crissy Field

paved/dirt

3.3

John Brooks
events@pctrailruns.com
www.pctrailruns.com

Jun. 28

Western States 100M*
*no entry discount for defending Grand Prix champions

Squaw Valley

trail

3.3

Craig Thornley
rd@wser.org
www.wser.org

Jul. 19

Tahoe Rim Trail 100M*
*no entry discount for defending Grand Prix champions

Spooner Lk SP

trail

3.3

George Ruiz
trt-rd@att.net
www.tahoemtnmilers.org

Aug 10 (Sun.)

Skyline 50K

Castro Valley

trail

1

Adam Ray
skyline50k@gmail.com
www.skyline50k.com

Aug. 23

Tamalpa Headlands 50K

Muir Beach

trail

1

Tim & Diana Fitzpatrick
rd@headlands50k.com
www.headlands50k.com

Sept. 13

PCTR Headlands 100M

Rodeo Beach

trail

3.3

John Brooks
events@pctrailruns.com
www.pctrailruns.com

Oct. 11

Dick Collins Firetrails 50M

Castro Valley

trail

1.6

Julie Fingar
916/765-6021
Julie@norcalultras.com
www.firetrails50.com

Oct. 25

Whiskeytown 50K

Redding

trail

1

John Luaces
530/526-3076
jkluaces@gmail.com
www.sweatrc.com

Nov. 8

Rio Del Lago 100M*
*$25 entry discount for defending GP champions
- Email bill.dodson@yahoo.com for coupon code

Beal's Point

trail

3.3

Julie Fingar
916/765-6021
Julie@norcalultras.com
http://www.rio100mile.com

Nov. 29

Quadruple Dipsea (28.4M)

Mill Valley

trail

1

John Catts
johncatts@earthlink.net
www.run100s.com/qd.htm

 

4. 2014  PA Cross Country Schedule

Date Day              Race                   Location      

   08/16 Sat 14th Annual UC Santa Cruz XC Challenge Santa Cruz  

   08/23 Sat 4th Annual Rebels XC Challenge Sacramento (Ancil Hoffman Park)  

   09/07 Sun 29th Annual Golden Gate Park Open San Francisco  

   09/13 Sat 3rd Annual NorCal XC Challenge Redding  

   09/20 Sat 10th Annual Garin Park XC Challenge Hayward  

   09/27 Sat 6th Annual Willow Hills XC Open Folsom  

   10/04 Sat 16th Annual Presidio Challenge San Francisco  

   10/12 Sun 19th Annual John Lawson Tamalpa Challenge China Camp  

   10/25 Sat 17th Annual Aggies XC Open Martinez  

   11/01 Sat 22nd Annual Phil Widener Empire Open Santa Rosa  

   11/16 Sun 29th Annual PA Cross Country Championships San Francisco (Golden Gate Park) 

5. 2014 TCRS Schedule

TCRS

Date

Day

Time

Location

Length

Race Information

3

Mar 9

Sun

9:00A

Mill Valley

4-5 miles

Horse Hill-We haven't been to the Horse Hill/Alto Bowl area for years, but we will reprise a great running event on March 9th.  Expect hills, single track and fire road, and some pavement for 4-5 miles of view-filled effort.  Could be a bit muddy, especially if the rains continue.

Driving Directions:  From 101 take the East Blithedale exit.  Go about one half mile to Lomita Drive.  Turn right.  Go one half mile to Edna McGuire School.  The race starts here.

4

Apr 27

Sun

9:00A

Lucas Valley Community Center

tbd

Lucas Valley slopes

5

May 18

Sun

9:00A

San Marin High

~8.9 miles

To Stafford Lake and back

6

July 19

Sat

6:00PM

San Rafael

tbd

McInnis Golf/Run Duathlon

7

Aug 10

Sun

9:00A

Tam Valley

tbd

High Up

8

Sep 14

Sun

9:00A

Above Marin City

tbd

Alta Fire Road

9

Oct 5

Sun

9:00A

Novato

tbd

Bahia Vista/Rush Creek

10

Nov 2

Sun

9:00A

Corte Madera

5k

Redwood High School

 

6.  Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile on 6 May 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford, England-  On 6 May 2014 Tamalpa will stage the Tamalpa Roger Bannister Track Meet to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this event and include the Roger Bannister Mile to see if anyone can break the Tamalpa Track Meet Mile record of  J.K. Withers at 4:23.02 set on 6/12/12.  BE THERE!  Thanks to Lon Freeman for alerting me to the 60th anniversary of this event.

7. Double Road Race San Jose, Saturday, February 22, 2014- 7:30am.  IDT Building, 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose, CA 95138  http://www.doubleroadracesanjose.com/

8. California Golden Bears 2014 All-Comers Track & Field Meet, Saturday, February 22, 2014- 11:00 AM start for track events- 4 x 200M Relay; 1600 M; 60 M HH; 400 M; 550 M (HS only); 60 M; 800 M; 200 M; 3200 M; 4 x 400 M Relay; & 4 x 800 M Relay.  George C. Edwards Stadium, University of California, Berkeley, CA.  http://www.calbears.com/

9. Montara Mountain 50 Km, Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 Km, Saturday, February 22, 2014-@ 8:00 AM.  San Pedro Valley Park, 600 Oddstad Boulevard, Pacifica 94044.  http://www.coastaltrailruns.com/mm_montara_mountain.html

10. Chabot 10K, Half Marathon, 30K & 50K Trail Run, February 22, 2014 @ 8:30 AM.  Lake Chabot Regional Park, 17600 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546.  http://www.insidetrail.com/ai1ec_event/chabot-trail-run/

11.  18th Annual Juana Run 8K, 5K and 1 Mile, February 22, 2014-  8:30 am  Gunn HS, 780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA  www.juanarun.com

12. World Color Bomb San Francisco, CA, Saturday, February 22, 2014-@ 11:00 AM.  Candlestick Park, 490 Jamestown Ave, San Francisco, CA  http://www.ticketfly.com/event/435643

13. Blacklight 3 mile Run - San Jose, Saturday, February 22, 2014- @6:00 PM.  Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111  http://www.blacklightrun.com/#!blacklight-run---san-jose/cb25

14. Run or Dye Vallejo/Concord, Saturday, February 22, 2014-@ 9:00 AM.  900 Fairgrounds Dr,. Vallejo, CA 94589    http://www.runordye.com/locations/Concord

15. Folsom South Side 38 Mile, 50K, 21 Mile, 13.1 Mile & 10K Trail Run, Saturday, February 22, 2014-@ 8:00 AM.   Start/Finish Folsom Point, Folsom, CA   http://www.tctruns.com/

16. The Brea 8K Classic, Sunday, February 23, 2014- 7:30AM    Start and finish at the Brea Mall, Brea, CA.  http://brea8k.com/  National USATF Masters 8K Championship.  The race will feature team as well as individual competition with a total of $10,000 in prize money. The rest of the Masters road championships are east of the Mississippi so this is a great opportunity for PA clubs and runners to participate in a National Championship in a reasonably painless way

17. Fort Point 10K, February 23, 2014 @ 9:00 am.  Ft. Point National Historic Site, Parking lot at end of Marina Drive, Marine Drive & Long Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129.  http://dserunners.com/ai1ec_event/fort-point-10k/?instance_id=82

18. 36th Annual Couples 5K Relay - February 23, 2014- 9:00 AM.  Lake Merritt Boating Center, 568 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA.  http://www.lmjs.org/calendar?eventId=788801&EventViewMode=EventDetails

19. NorCal John Frank Memorial 10-Mile, Saturday, March 1, 2014- @ 10:00 am.  City of Redding, in Lake Redding Park.   www.sweatrc.comPAUSATF Grand Prix 10 Mile Championship Race  There will be a carpool leaving the Novato Park and Ride lot on HWY 37 and Atherton Ave at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning on race day. 

20. 12th Annual Diamond Valley Lake Marathon, Saturday, March 1, 2014 @ 8:00 AM.  Diamond Valley Lake 2615 Angler Ave , Hemet , CA 92545.  http://www.dvlrun.com/

21. Bidwell Classic Half Marathon, Saturday, March 1, 2014 @ 8:00 AM.  Bidwell Park, Chico, CA 95928  http://www.chicorunningclub.org/bidwell-classic.html

22. 2014 USA 50 km Road Championship, March 2, 2014- @ 8:00 am. Long Island, New York.  http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2014/USA-50-km-Road-Championship.aspx

23. 3rd annual San Jose 408k Race to the Row, March 2, 2014- @ 8:00 am.  The 8 kilometer (4.96 miles) course starts at HP Pavilion and travels the streets of the 408 to reach the finish line on Santana Row.  http://www.the408k.com/

24. 18th annual Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8am.     Cool Fire Station, 7200 Florian Court, Cool, CA 95614http://www.wtc50k.com/Default.aspx    PAUSATF Ultra Grand Prix Series Event

25. The 14th Annual San Rafael Twilight Relays, Saturday, March 8, 2014- 4:00 pm   San Rafael High School    http://ezmeets.com/2014TwilightRelays/entries.html

26. Lucky ½ Marathon Run, Saturday, March 08, 2014- 8:07 AM.  Davis High School / Community Park, 315 West 14th St., Davis, CA 95616  http://changeofpace.com/lucky-run/event-info/

27. Sanborn Park 13.1 Mile, 9 Mile & 4.2 Mile Trail Challenge, Saturday, March 08, 2014-  at 8:30 am.     Sanborn Park, Saratoga, CA   http://www.tctruns.com/

28. Horse Hill in Mill Valley TCRS, March 9, 2014 @ 9:00 am.  We haven't been to the Horse Hill/Alto Bowl area for years, but we will reprise a great running event on March 9th.  Expect hills, single track and fire road, and some pavement for 4-5 miles of view-filled effort.  Could be a bit muddy, especially if the rains continue.

Driving Directions:  From 101 take the East Blithedale exit.  Go about one half mile to Lomita Drive.  Turn right.  Go one half mile to Edna McGuire School.  The race starts here.  http://www.tamalparunners.org/

29. St. Patrick’s Day 5K, March 9, 2014 @ 9:00 am.  East Beach at Crissy Field; enter at Old Mason Street, San Francisco, CA.  http://dserunners.com/ai1ec_event/st-patricks-day-5k/?instance_id=84

30. Lake Natoma 50K, Sunday March 9th, 2014 – 7:00 am.  The course begins in Folsom, in the parking lot to the northwest of the intersection of Leidesdorff and Reading Streets.  http://elementalrunning.com/races/lake-natoma/

31. ASICS LA Marathon, March 9, 2014-  7:25AM  Dodger Stadium, Golden State Gate (928 Academy Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  http://www.lamarathon.com/

32. SJSU Meet of Miles, Thursday, March 13, 2014-@ 6:00 pm.    Bud Winter Field (San Jose State Track), 461-475 E Alma Ave, San Jose, CA 95112   The first heat begins at 6:00pm. You pick your heat, fastest heat first.   http://www.walkjogrun.net/events/running/SJSU-Meet-of-Miles/aid-29fd5998-c4a0-439d-88fe-314b50c5d8e4

33. 2014 USA 15 km Championships, March 15, 2014-  http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2014/USA-15-km-Championships.aspx

34. Marin Ultra Challenge Half Marathon, 35K, 50K & 50 Mile, Saturday, March 15, 2014- 6:00 AM.  Starting just steps away from historic Fort Baker, Marin County, CA.  http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=24823

35. Zoom Quarry Lakes Half Marathon, 10 Km & 5 Km, Saturday, Mar 15, 2014- @ 8:00 am.   Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area. 2100 Isherwood Way, Fremont, CA 94536.  http://www.zoomrunningevents.com/ql_wntr_quarry_lakes.html

36. Get Lucky 5k Run, March 15, 2014- 11:00a.m.  Sonoma Mountain Village, 1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park, CA 94928    www.GetLucky5Krun.com

37. Shamrock'n 5K on March 15, 2014- 8:00 am   Starts and finishes at Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats minor league baseball team.  http://www.shamrocknhalf.com/

38.  31st Annual Emerald Across The Bay 12K ‘A Celebration of Running XXXI’, Sunday, March 16, 2014- 1ST WAVE START TIME: 8:30 A.M. at East Fort Baker. Rain or Shine!  .  PAUSATF Road Racing Grand Prix 12K Championship Race  http://www.rhodyco.com    I recommend that Tamalpans pre-register for this race and ask to be included in the 1st wave.

39.  First Tamalpa Bobcat Practice, March 16, 2014- 3:45 p.m.  Marin Catholic HS Track, Kentfield, CA   Youth running program for ages 3 to 11.  http://tamalpabobcats.blogspot.com/

40. 10th Annual Blue Diamond Almonds Shamrock'n Half Marathon, March 16, 2014- 7:45 am   Starts and finishes at Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats minor league baseball team.  http://www.shamrocknhalf.com/

41. California Classic ½ Marathon, March 16, 2014- 7:00 am   Chukchansi Stadium, 1800 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721  http://fresnohalfmarathon.com/

42. Johnny Mathis Invitational Track Meet, March 22, 2014-  Cox Stadium, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

43. Canyon Meadow Trail Run (Winter) - 5 mi, Half Marathon, 30 Km, Marathon & 50 Km, Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 8:00 AM.  Redwood Regional Park, 7867 Redwood Rd, Oakland, CA 94619.  http://www.active.com/oakland-ca/running/canyon-meadow-trail-run-winter-5-mi-half-marathon-30-km-marathon-50-km-2014

44. Mt Umunhum 100k - 50 mile - 50k, Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 5:00 AM.  Start/Finish Almaden Quicksilver Park/Mockingbird entrance, Santa Clara County Park, San Jose, CA   http://www.tctruns.com/

45. Second Tamalpa Bobcat Practice, March 23, 2014- 3:45 p.m.  Marin Catholic HS Track, Kentfield, CA   Youth running program for ages 3 to 11.  http://tamalpabobcats.blogspot.com/

46. Oakland Marathon & Half, March 23, 2014  @ 7:30 AM.  19th and Harrison, Oakland, CA  http://www.oaklandmarathon.com/

47. Paso Robles Half Marathon, Sunday, March 23, 2014-  8:00am.  River Oaks Hot Springs, Paso Robles, CA   http://media.wix.com/ugd/85ac03_d931f9053c51c0cb8e65de64c432946e.doc?dn=Wine_Country_Runs_Flyer_2014.doc

48.  15th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans, Sunday, March 23, 2014-  1:00 pm  St Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave, Mountain View, CA   www.zimbabweparaguay.net

49. Lagoon Valley Half Marathon/10K & 5K, Saturday, March 29, 2014- 8:00am.  Lagoon Valley Park 1 Peña Adobe Road,  Vacaville , CA 95688  http://www.brazenracing.com/lagoonvalley.html

50.  Third Tamalpa Bobcat Practice, March 30, 2014- 3:45 p.m.  Marin Catholic HS Track, Kentfield, CA   Youth running program for ages 3 to 11.  http://tamalpabobcats.blogspot.com/