It's time again for the 10th annual FFA 50k. Mike Palmer and myself are inviting anyone who wants to come out and have a lot of fun. It will be the same course as last year. You should carry at least 1 bottle and snacks. There is one aid station. it's just a fun run. So no whining . There are places to get water about every 3-5 miles, we will provide detailed maps made by FJ Jerry Roninger at the start. The start is at Quarry lakes East bay regional park in Fremont. The Fremont 50K for 2015 will occur Saturday 1/31 at 8AM at Quarry Lakes Regional Park in Fremont. We'll start from the Quarry Lakes Parking area near the Ensenada Picnic Area (turn RIGHT immediately after you pass through the park entrance). The parking fee is $5.00; the parking lot at Quarry Lakes is the size of the lot for a major Big Box Retail shopping center so I think everyone will be accommodated. There are restrooms and drinking fountains near the large pagoda covered picnic areas.
If you don't want to pay the park entrance fee, you may be able to park at the Isherwood Staging Area--although this place tends to fill up if the weather is nice.
These are the directions to reach Quarry Lakes:
TO REACH THE PARK From I-880 in Fremont, take the Decoto Road exit east and proceed to Paseo Padre Parkway. Turn right on Paseo Padre, then left on Isherwood Way. Proceed to the park entrance on the right. From Mission Blvd (Hwy. 238) in Fremont, turn south on Nursery Ave. (away from the hills) and right (west) on Niles Blvd. Turn left on Osprey Drive and left on Quarry Lakes Drive. Proceed to the park entrance on the left.
You'll need to be self-supported for this run. Drinking water and restrooms are available at Quarry Lakes, Niles Community Park, a park in Union City that's just off the Alameda Creek Trail, and in Coyote Hills.
These are the websites for the Alameda Creek Trail and Coyote Hills:
Please let me know if you're interested in this run. I hope to see some of you there that Saturday. I expect about 40 runners. We'll have maps for everyone; I suggest running in a group as much as possible.
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