Saturday, Jul 1, 2017

Reservoir Dogs Trail Run

500 Old San Pablo Dam road

Orinda, CA 35K, 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 1, 2017

Race Information

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, July 1, 2017

Events: 10K, Half Marathon & 35K

Check-In & Bib Pickup: 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Start Times:
     ● 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 325 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 72 hours of the event) to a future ITR event. Only registered runners can participate, and you cannot exchange your entry with another runner.

Course Information

Course Map

All courses are subject to change if the weather or park service demands it.

Turn by Turn Directions

Aid Station Distances & Cutoffs

Elevation Charts


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 ultra-marathon distance finishers will receive a custom printed Pint Glass with the race logo.

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:
     ● 12 and under
     ● 13 - 19
     ● 20 - 29
     ● 30 - 39
     ● 40 - 49
     ● 50 - 59
     ● 60 - 69
     ● 70 and over


All registered runners will receive an A4 Cooling Performance Crew technical fabric shirt. This tee is made with top-of-the-line sportswear technology to heighten performance during your toughest workouts. With sun defense, moisture-wicking technology, quick stain release, and comfortable fit, the cooling performance crew serves the needs of every athlete. It’s the perfect year-round choice for outdoor sports and exercise. Get the most out of your workout with this tough, hardworking tee.

Fabric: 4-Ounce polyester interlock features moisture wicking technology, odor resistance and stain release qualities designed to deliver maximum performance characteristics.

     ● 100% Polyester Interlock, 4.0 ounces per square yard
     ● Moisture wicking, Odor resistant, Stain release
     ● Ultra tight knit resists snagging
     ● UPF 30

To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by June 17, 2017.

Aid Stations

Inside Trail Racing aid stations are replete with an optimal variety of glycogen-replenishing, electrolyte-replacing products. The following is a list of some of the foods and beverages each aid station may provide: Gu Energy gels and chews, all-natural nutrition bars from Larabar, trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel, PB&J sandwiches, M&M’s, Mike & Ike’s, salt tablets, and tangerines. Aid stations are also equipped with general first aid items but no anti-inflammatory medicine. As distances between aid station vary, we strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.

Tailwind is mixed so that it contains 180 – 200 calories per 20 fluid ounces.

Local time: 11:34 AM


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