The Reservoir Dogs Trail Race was the first trail running event allowed to completely circumnavigate the Briones Reservoir on the beautiful, normally "permit-only", EBMUD trails. Enjoy beautiful, rolling, tree covered single-track and open fire roads with sweeping views of the watershed lands on this relatively fast 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and 35K course.
Like most EBMUD trails, you will enjoy an extremely scenic run which offers more of a sense of remoteness than the typical East Bay park. Briones Reservoir is also one of the few EBMUD properties that has a substantial length of single-track trail. Most of the course is moderately rolling hills, and boasts a nice progression of quintessentially East Bay environments. You’ll first run through dense, shady woods on the south side of the reservoir; then follow the shoreline along a mostly flat stretch of trail partially shaded by oak woods; you’ll then climb into the hills where there is almost no tree cover but affords plenty of viewing opportunities of these unspoiled lands.
The Start and Finish for all races will be in the San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area, which has a plethora of outdoor activities for all ages, including: hiking, fishing, kayaking/canoeing and picnicking.
Park information: San Pablo Reservoir
Location: San Pablo and Briones Reservoirs, EBMUD
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Events: 10K, Half Marathon & 35K
Check-In & Bib Pickup: 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
● 35K & Half Marathon - 8:00 AM
● 10K - 8:30 AM
● 5K - 8:45 AM
Time Limit: There is an 6 hour time limit for the 35K race.
Parking: Plenty of free parking is available within the San Pablo Reservoir Boat Launch, adjacent to the Start/Finish area. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.
Race Capacity: The Reservoir Dogs Trail Run will have a capacity of 350 runners, across all distances.
ITR Refund Policy:
Entry fees to our trail runs are non-refundable. With advanced notice, we are happy to transfer part of your entry fee (75% up to two weeks of the event, 50% from 2 weeks up to 48 hours of the event) to a future ITR event. Only registered runners can participate, and you cannot exchange your entry with another runner.
All courses are subject to change if the weather or park service demands it.
Turn by Turn Directions
Aid Station Distances & Cutoffs
Overall winners of each race distance will receive a medal, a custom glass Stein and an item from the Inside Trail Racing schwag bag.
All other finishers will receive a custom medal with the race logo.
The Dead Last Finisher (DLF) in each even will receive a custom award.Age-group medals (3 deep) will be awarded in the following categories, for both males and females:
- 19 and under
- 20 – 29
- 30 – 39
- 40 – 49
- 50 – 59
- 60 - 69
- 70 and over
All registered runners will receive a Greenlayer Sports Evolution technical fabric shirt. Your favorite training tee has been updated for the new season. Made from super soft moisture-wicking fabric, the Evolution Short Sleeve Tee offers the perfect blend of performance, fit and design at an exceptional price point. The Greenlayer logo is featured in a color popping contrast color on the left sleeve.
Fabric: 150g / 50% recycled polyester / 50% polyester
To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by April 30, 2016.
At Inside Trail Racing aid stations it’s like an all you can eat buffet, but this is a race, so don’t linger too long! Expect to find variety at all of our aid stations, including a plethora of Clif Bar Products (Clif Shot Gels, Clif Bloks, Clif Bars), as well as sweet and salty offerings like trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, PB&J finger sandwiches, regular soda (Coke or Pepsi), Mountain Dew, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J finger sandwiches, M&M's, Mike & Ike's, salt tablets... you get the idea. There will also be general first aid items but no anti-inflamatory medicine. We strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle from which to sip while you enjoy your run.
Local time: 8:49 PM