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Now in its third year, the Bay Area Trail Running Festival celebrates the abundance of the Bay.
Coax your friends out onto challenging hills in the East Bay Regional Parks. You’ll pass through pastures and up mountainsides on single track, fire roads, streams. You will find it all, along with food, friends and — if the park neighbors permit — music!
Again this year, our host site is a little known gem in our park system, 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 Bay Area Trail Running Festival boasts courses for runners of all abilities. Check out our course maps for the 5K Fun Run, Tough 10K run, and Vertical Challenge Half Marathon. NEW this year, our half-marathoners receive the instant class 13.1-ish sticker because honestly 13.1 miles is the least of your worries on this course.
What gives with the comment about the cows? In the first year of the race, we had an issue because the cows were eating our course ribbons. Don’t worry. It won’t happen again.