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Huddart County Park and Phleger Trail Run -- Sunday, January 12

In January, we will return to one of our favorite nearby sites, Huddart County Park, including the neighboring trails in Phleger Estate. This is an all-weather venue,…


Added by Gregg Levin on December 31, 2013 at 6:52am — No Comments


This month PARC's trail run heads south to Almaden Quicksilver where the route starts with wide open vistas and ends on a fabulous long wooded single track back to the parking. Along the way there are very interesting local mining artifacts to wonder at. All details at:…


Added by Ron Wolf on November 15, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Monte Bello / Los Trancos Trail Run -- Sunday 11/10

In November, the Monthly Trail Run takes advantage of the cooling weather to return the ridge line vicinity for this run up to the top of Black Mountain featuring 360-degree panoramic views stretching from the bay out to the ocean. The run then returns via the beautiful (and shady) Stevens Creek Nature Trail, with a new extension through the Los Trancos OSP, featuring the San Andreas fault! All the details can be found…


Added by Gregg Levin on November 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

more prizes for Sunday's Anniversary Party

I just stopped by Zombie Runner & picked up a full bag of donated prizes - seasonally black ZR hats, socks, snacks, and gift certs(!) to add to the prize stash we'll be handing out. Thanks ZombieDC! We also have gift certs from Fleet Feet and PARC water bottles and other swag to give out as prizes and awards.

For the run plan to arrive at 9am at the main parking lot . The running event is equal opportunity for runners (& walkers) of all abilities (first time trail runners…


Added by Ron Wolf on October 24, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Next Wednesday's Run (10/9) to Start/End at Sportissimo in Town & Country Village

Next Wednesday (10/9) we're going to change things up a bit and have our run start and finish at Sportissimo in the Town & Country Village (  It will NOT start from the Lucie Stern Community Center.  On that evening Sportissimo will provide PARC members and friends a special discount on in-stock items.  Details will be sent in an…


Added by Kyle Welch on October 3, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Portola Redwoods Trail Run -- Sunday, Sept. 15

In September, the Monthly Trail Run ventures deep into the Santa Cruz Mountains directly over the hill from Palo Alto. Water will likely still be flowing in the creeks and falls, and there are plenty of lush ferns and majestic redwood trees. This is a mostly-shaded course with a waterfall and a historic cabin site (with a who-dunnit mystery). Our route will also include neighboring …


Added by Gregg Levin on September 6, 2013 at 8:31am — No Comments


Along with several groves of majestically beautiful Redwoods, all of Wunderlich's trails are well shaded. With well maintained trails, Wunderlich is close to Palo Alto and the intermediate route is shorter than our usual making this month's run a good choice for beginning trail runners.

Brunch at nearby Buck's in Woodside after the run. Runners from Saturday morning's Sawyer Camp group are…


Added by Ron Wolf on August 8, 2013 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Athleta Esprit de She 5k

Athleta Esprit de She 5k

Baylands Natural Preserve

Thursday, August 1st-6:15p 5k Start

Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to an evening run followed by a

night on the town like no other. Happy hour begins with a fun 5K run and

ends with a post-race night market of festive proportions! Salute your



Added by Andrew Blaich on July 14, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Purisima Trail Run Sunday July 7

This July, we seek the cooler northern end of the ridge line to experience a beautiful local redwood preserve, located on the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Half Moon Bay. The park features towering redwoods, active creeks, and plentiful ferns, on a mostly-shaded course. Details can be found here.

Added by Gregg Levin on June 29, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

Windy Hill Trail Run - June 15th

Join us for a run on our favorite local trail stystem, Windy Hill, on Saturday, June 15th. A short drive from PA, mostly shaded single track, nearly all runnable, join us! Gather at 8;20am,hit the tralis at 8:30. All details here.

Added by Ron Wolf on June 6, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments


Join us for this beautiful ridge run passing through four open space preserves, with 360 degree views and (hopefully) wildflowers. For all the details, see here.

Added by Gregg Levin on May 6, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Edgewood/Pulgas Wildflower Trail Run -- Sunday April 14

In April, we are introducing a new run at nearby Edgewood County Park and Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve. Edgewood is one of the premier wildflower locations, and we have tried to…


Added by Gregg Levin on April 8, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

March Trail Run - This Saturday, March 16th - Castle Rock State Park

PARC's Monthly Trail Run heads to Castle Rock State Park this Saturday for runs of 6.5 or 9.2 miles on the high divide above Saratoga. The beginning of the route features a really cool (and somewhat rocky) trail along the top of the ridge's Western escarpment - the result: we run for miles with incredible vistas soaring over Big Basin and out to the Pacific and Monterey. The run back, on the Eastside of the…


Added by Ron Wolf on March 11, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments

New Huddart/Phleger Trail Run -- Sunday 2/10

Mark your calendars for Sunday 2/10 when we will do a new route at Huddart County Park, featuring the trails of the neighboring Phleger Estate, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Association. The Phleger Miramonte Trail starts off of Huddart's Richard's Road Trail, running along side the scenic West Union Creek and then heading up to Skyline Boulevard on the Lonely Trail -- you will feel like you are off in a remote world of your own! We will re-enter Huddart for a return run…


Added by Gregg Levin on February 2, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Montebello Trail Run Sunday Nov 11

In November, the Monthly Trail Run takes advantage of the near perfect weather forecast for this run up to the top of Black Mountain featuring 360-degree panoramic views stretching from the bay out to the ocean. The run then returns via the beautiful (and shady) Stevens Creek Nature Trail. All the details can be found here.

Added by Gregg Levin on November 5, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

PARC Anniversary Party -- Sunday October 14!

PARC's 26th anniversary party will be held this Sunday, October 14, at nearby Hidden Villa. This is a beautiful site in the Los Altos Hills foothills, with an organic farm, animals, and well-maintained trails (for…


Added by Gregg Levin on October 8, 2012 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Monthly Trail Run This Saturday --- Wunderlich Park and Buck's!!

This Saturday PARC's Monthly Trail Run returns to one of our most popular routes, Wunderlich Park in Woodside. Wunderlich's trails are mostly shaded and ideal for a late Summer run. The run will be followed by brunch at Buck's for all interested including the Saturday morning group from Sawyer Camp who are most welcome to join us.

So that we can get to Buck's as a group at about 10:30. we have two start times. The long run will start at 8:30 (gather at 8:20) and the shorter…


Added by Ron Wolf on September 12, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments

Silicon Valley Turkey Trot


Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of the 8th Annual Applied Materials, "Silicon Valley Turkey Trot". Bibs and commemorative shirts are limited to the first 25,000 registrants. So, why wait? Register today, to reserve your spot!…


Added by Andrew Blaich on September 6, 2012 at 5:11am — No Comments

Marsh Madness is October 27

Registration for the sixth annual Marsh Madness 5k/10k and ½ marathon run/walk is now officially open at Marsh Madness is a joint partnership of the Palo Alto Family YMCA and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

The event takes place at Palo Alto Baylands on Saturday, Oct. 27. It was created 6 years ago to raise funds and awareness for growing youth…


Added by Andrew Blaich on August 21, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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