Reservoir Dogs

WHEN: Saturday – May 14, 2016
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WHERE: San Pablo Reservoir, EBMUD
500 Old San Pablo Dam Road
Orinda, CA 94563
COST: 5K: $35 / 10K: $45 / Half: $55 / 35K: $65
CONTACT: Inside Trail Racing
(415) 320-6220
Online registration is now closed. Race day registration will be available for all distances.

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Add $10 if registering on or after April 23, 2016. Add $15 at check-in, if not sold out.
Pre-registration through 5:00 PM on May 12, or until sold out.

Race Info

Reservoir DogsThe Reservoir Dogs Trail Race is the first trail-running event allowed to completely circumnavigate the Briones Reservoir on the serene–and usually “permit-only”–East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) trails.Most trail runs are inherently beautiful, but this course offers more rolling open fire roads and boasts a nice progression of quintessentially East Bay environments, along with tree covered single-track and sweeping views of the watershed lands. Briones Reservoir is also one of the few EBMUD properties that has a substantial length of single-track trail. The 10K, Half Marathon and 35K courses are faster than other Inside Trail races because they have less elevation but they are consistent in a design intended to push each runner.

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: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & 35K

Check-In & Bib Pickup:

      Early Pickup
Friday, May 13
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Road Runner Sports, Berkeley
1326 10th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 900-6272
      Race Morning
Saturday, May 14
7:00 AM – 8:45 AM
San Pablo Reservoir Boat Launch
East Bay Municipal Utility District

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 Race will have a capacity of 400 runners, across all distances.

Weather Forecast for Orinda, CA:

Partly Cloudy
Friday 10/21/2016 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10/22/2016 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 68F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 10/23/2016 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 66F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

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.

Awards & Shirts


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.

Course Info

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

Click on the above image for larger charts.

Aid Stations

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 Shot Gels, Clif Bars, and Gu Chomps as well as sweet and salty offerings like trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, boiled potatoes with salt, regular soda (Coke or Pepsi), Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, 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-inflammatory medicine. As distances between aid station vary, we strongly encourage all runners to carry at least one 20oz bottle during their run.



Distance Name Age Year Time
5K – Male Oscar Mejorada, Jr. 15 2016 29:01
5K – Female Nicole Robinson 40 2016 29:07
10K – Male Joshua Spooner 18 2014 41:31
10K – Female Maggie McManis 16 2013 47:05
Half Marathon – Male John Luna-Lima 19 2015 1:39:32
Half Marathon – Female Jennie Yeaman 23 2016 1:49:21
35K – Male Brett Hornig 23 2015 2:15:06
35K – Female Anne Cottrell 42 2013 2:45:31


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