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Archives for the day Monday, May 9th, 2011

Sam and the rest of the Brazen Racing family are friends to us here at Alameda Runners, and we often enjoy racing and volunteering at their events. As such, here are a few of the upcoming Brazen races that runners can learn about (sent out by Sam) that will be hosted over the next six weeks.

Here are the three upcoming races:

  • Hellyer Half Marathon/10K/5K (Sunday, May 22):Here is the Hellyer website.

    Except for a very short star/finish on grass, these races are entirely on paved trails through Hellyer Park and along Coyote Creek. By normal Brazen Racing standards (comparing with many of our trail races), this is a “flat” race, but for those a little more accustomed to road races “very gentle, mild rolling” might describe it better. There are no major climbs, but there are sections that are slightly up and slightly down. No matter the description, it is a nice fast course!
  • Nitro Trail Half Marathon/10K/5K (Saturday, June 4):Here is the Nitro Trail website.

    The original Brazen Racing event, Nitro will take you along the bay-hugging trails and eucalyptus groves of what was once the company town of the Atlas, Giant and Hercules Powder Company. All courses have a few rolling hills and offer plenty of great views with temperatures that are typically about 20 degrees lower than you’d find inland, making for perfect June running conditions.
  • Trailquake 2011 Half Marathon/10K/5K(Sunday, June 12):Here is the Trailquake website.

    Back to the South Bay for a run through the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains! These courses run along the always-gorgeous San Andreas Trail in Sanborn County Park, under the shade of redwood and pine trees. There will be some hills to climb, but then you get to come right back down them too!

It’s amazing to see Brazen continue to expand as Sam has created a following that looks forward to his events.