RESERVOIR DOGS

10K, Half, 35K

June 8, 2024

San Pablo Reservoir, EBMUD
Orinda, CA

RACE INFO

The 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

Start Times:
35K & Half – 8:00 AM
10K – 8:30 AM

Check-In & Bib Pickup:
Race Morning: 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Time Limit: There is a 6.5 hour time limit for the Half Marathon and 35K race. All runners must be off the course by 2:30 PM.

Parking:  Plenty of parking is available within the San Pablo Reservoir Boat Launch, adjacent to the Start/Finish area. Carpooling is always strongly encouraged.

Directions:
San Pablo Reservoir
500 Old San Pablo Dam Road, Orinda, CA 94563
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Capacity: The Reservoir Dogs Trail Run has a capacity of 300 runners, across all distances.

Timing:  All races are professionally chip timed, utilizing MyLaps and Race Director, ensuring your time is captured as accurately as possible. Disposable chips are attached to back of each bib number.

Post Race:  We offer a broad selection of sweet and salty snacks, as well as fresh fruit and a diverse line up of pre-packaged food options (chips, cakes, jerkey, etc.).

Dog Policy:  Dogs are NOT permitted in this event.

COURSE MAPS

35K (20.8 Miles with 2,850′ Elevation Gain)

Download file: Reservoir-Dogs-35K.gpx

Half Marathon (14.0 Miles with 2,050′ Elevation Gain)

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10K (6.2 Miles with 575′ Elevation Gain)

Download file: Reservoir-Dogs-10K.gpx

DETAILED COURSE INFO

Printable Course Information

Course Composition
The vast majority of the course will be run on moderately technical dirt trails and fireroads. The course has gently rolling hills the entire way, and fun twisty single and double-track trails! Hiking/trekking poles are permitted at this venue.

Course Markings
Courses are marked with colored surveyor ribbon, placed approximately every 200 meters along the course. Turns are marked heavily on the inside of the turn, with ~3 ribbons placed just before and just after the intersection. There will also be 8.5″ x 11″ laminated signs and flour arrows on the ground (when allowed) at critical or complicated sections. The detailed course map displays which colored ribbons must be followed for each route. Please keep in mind if you are running a longer distance, you will likely need to follow more than one color while out on the course. The most important course marking is the blue ribbon. Blue ribbons indicate “wrong way” trails. You will see blue ribbons, but do not run past a blue ribbon or you will be heading off course!

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, Gu Stroop-Waffles, trail mix, pretzels, potato chips, Oreo cookies, Pop Tarts, PB&J sandwiches, M&M’s, Mike & Ike’s, boiled potatoes with salt, Coke, Mountain Dew, Ginger Ale, water, Skratch Labs Hydration mix , salt tablets, and seasonal fresh fruit. 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.

Skratch Labs is 80 calories per serving with minimal sugar (4g per 100 ml) and a ratio of sugar (glucose + fructose) that is optimized for faster absorption, an electrolyte profile that actually matches what is lost in sweat (800 mg sodium, 80 mg potassium, 100 mg calcium, and 80 mg of magnesium per liter).

Drop bag services are not available.

Cupless Event
This a cupless event, meaning aid stations will not have paper cups available for runner use. Each runner will be responsible for carrying their own water bottle or reusable cup. Reusable cups are made of silicone, are collapsible, and easy to carry with you while you run. Going cupless will keep hundreds, or thousands, of paper cups from being thrown away or left littering the trails. Read more about our cupless events here. Reusable cups by HydraPak will be available for purchase at each event for $5.

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VOLUNTEER

Without the support of enthusiastic and caring volunteers producing our races would not be possible. Volunteers of all ages and abilities help with setup, check-in, aid stations, course marshaling, timing, and post-race food. Volunteering is a fun, novel way to experience races, play in the outdoors, and spend time with friendly people.

All volunteers receive a free race T-shirt, free food, and the ability to earn credit toward a future Inside Trail Racing event, commensurate to the amount of time worked.

To volunteer for this year’s event, please submit our online volunteer form.

AWARDS

★ In an effort to promote healthy competition, overall awards are determined by gun time (the first 3 men and women across the finish line). Age group awards are determined by chip time (the time from crossing the start line to crossing the finish line).

The top three overall winners (male and female) of each race distance will receive a custom trophy with the race logo.

All 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:

     • 13 and under
     • 14 – 19
     • 20 – 29
     • 30 – 39
     • 40 – 49
     • 50 – 59
     • 60 – 69
     • 70 and over

SHIRTS

All registered runners will receive a District Perfect-Tri tri-blend 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, this tri-blend 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.

Features:
     ● 4.5-ounce, 50/25/25 poly/combed ring spun cotton/rayon, 32 singles
     ● 1X1 rib knit neck
     ● Shoulder to shoulder taping
     ● UPF 30

To be guaranteed your shirt size, you must register by May 25, 2024.

COURSE RECORDS

Distance Name Age Year Time
5K – Male Ken Masica 53 2017 23:59
5K – Female Chizoba Okodogbe 24 2017 26:28
10K – Male Brody Barkan 19 2017 40:41
10K – Female Maggie McManis 16 2013 47:05
Half Marathon – Male Tommy Vargas 33 2017 1:29:14
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

PAST RESULTS

 

 

Results for previous years can be viewed on Ultrasignup.

THE FINE PRINT

ITR Refund Policy:

Entry fees to our trail runs are non-refundable in all cases, and we do not offer credits, transfers, or deferrals to future races except as described below. Only registered runners can participate in our races, and you cannot exchange your entry with anyone else in any case.

We are happy to issue a credit worth 50% of your original race fee toward a future Inside Trail Racing event if we receive your cancellation at least 3 weeks prior to the race. Credits will expire 1 year after the date issued. There will be no credit provided if a cancellation is made within 3 weeks of the race.

While we understand that last-minute injuries, conflicts, emergencies, deaths, and other unfortunate events affecting registered runners can happen and may impact your plans for participation, we must adhere to our cancellation policy stated above and cannot offer any credits, refunds, transfers, or deferrals in any of these cases.

If the situation does arise where ITR must outright cancel an event for any reason, there will be no refunds. This could include earthquakes, floods, extreme weather, unsafe air quality, pandemics, or any other “Act of God”. ITR at its sole discretion may choose to offer future race credit or deferrals in these force majeure situations, depending on the circumstances and how close to the race date the event was cancelled. We will communicate with all registered runners as soon as possible regarding the cancellation and any pertinent information. We do not cancel races due to rain or heat. Due to trail work, closures, or for myriad other reasons, permitting agencies may require changes to the publicized courses at any time prior to an event. This is out of our control, and we therefore will not offer refunds, credits, deferrals, or transfers (except as described below) in such a situation.

If a race location is changed, but still hosted on the same day, we will automatically transfer the registration over to the new venue, or entrants may choose to run the race remotely and we will mail awards. If a race is postponed all entrants will be transferred to the new date.


Please refer to our online FAQ page for answers to other commonly asked questions.

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