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PARC Annual Holiday Party 12/13 @ JCC Palo Alto, 6:30PM

The Palo Alto Run Club Board invites you to join us at our annual holiday party!



When: Thursday, December 13th from 6:30-9:30 PM 

Where: JCC in Palo Alto located at 3921 Fabian Way, Room E104



This event always promises to be a fun evening and wonderful way to end a year of great running, racing, and socializing with one another, so we certainly hope you can be a part of it. The night will feature yummy appetizers, a delicious…

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Added by Kyle Welch on October 16, 2018 at 8:29pm — No Comments

PARC Halloween costume run & dinner 10/31

For Halloween, we'll do a costume run starting at Lucy Stern as usual, then afterward we'll do our monthly dinner at the nut house (and maybe get some PARC funds for snacks or drinks??). Costumes encouraged!…

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Added by Kyle Welch on October 16, 2018 at 8:12pm — No Comments

PARC 32nd Anniversary Run/Breakfast 10/14 @ Hidden Villa

Hello PARC Members and Guests,

It’s that time again . . . the club’s anniversary morning run followed by breakfast!!

We will be having the event again at Hidden Villa on Sunday, October 14.  We will start the fun at…

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Added by Kyle Welch on October 12, 2018 at 8:29pm — No Comments

SAVE THE DATE: End of Season Party (12/14)

Dear PARC Members,

The Palo Alto Run Club Board invites you to join us at PARC's annual holiday party on Thursday, December 14th from 6:30-9:30 PM at the JCC in Palo Alto located at 3921 Fabian Way. This event always promises to be a fun evening and wonderful way to end a year of great running, racing, and socializing with one another, so we certainly hope you can be a part of it. The night will feature yummy appetizers, a delicious catered dinner, wine and non-alcoholic drinks,…

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Added by Kyle Welch on November 2, 2017 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

Annual BBQ & Potluck 8/16 @ 6:30pm

Our final summer social event, our annual BBQ, is coming up this month on Wednesday, August 16th. This is always such a blast. We will have unique fun activities planned that will involve running, teamwork and exciting competition, and winners will be awarded generously with Fleet Feet gift cards. After the run, PARC board members will be grilling up some delicious burgers and veggies burgers for everyone to indulge in. We'll also host our annual dessert competition in which we invite…

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Added by Kyle Welch on August 8, 2017 at 11:03am — No Comments

July 12th will be our annual summer Sandwich Night - Run Starts from Peers Park

Hi PARC-ers!

Next Wednesday, July 12th will be our annual summer Sandwich Night.

Plan to start the run from Peers Park (6:10 PM). Details about the run/route will be sent separately.

Join us after the run at the picnic tables in the back for sandwiches and some fun. We also have a little game after the run as well with prizes to the winners.

Hope to see you!

PARC Board

Added by Kyle Welch on July 5, 2017 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Pre-Pi Day Redux tomorrow

Join us for PARC's Pre-Pi Day Redux tomorrow. 

This year the pie's are coming from the Palo Alto Creamery Downtown. If you've ever walked by the counter, you know what I'm talking about!
It will be continued warmer tomorrow, low 60s for this sun drenched route. The first warm weather runs…
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Added by Ron Wolf on March 11, 2017 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Saturday (2/11), Route Scouting - Lexington Reservoir

This Saturday (2/11/17) we scout the West half of Sierra Azul Open Space. It's 12 mile wide stretch of remote wilderness with no public roads or (I think) homes. Wow! 



Join us for 6 or 9 mile loops. Or add on as much as you like (a 13 mile route is mapped).




I'll be hiking the 6. Other walkers welcome to join in that!



All details at: …

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Added by Ron Wolf on February 9, 2017 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Trail Run this Sunday, rain or shine

Forecast is for more wet, but with a bit of a break on Sunday morning according to Intellicast. Perfect timing for the Monthly Trail Run. Also, Wunderlich routes are up and out of the canyon bottom away from potential flooding.

Details here: http://www.parunclub.com/page/january-2017-trail-run-wunderlich

Just added route maps with downloadable way points and other features.…

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Added by Ron Wolf on January 20, 2017 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Trail Run Joins The Stevens Creek Striders this Saturday

We are on for this weekend's run at Stevens Creek County Park where we join The Striders on their weekly routes. Trails there are hilly but rolling rather than endless climbs. Forecast is for cool & clear. However, many of those trail are sloppy when wet, & they will be wet, so wear your most grippy shoes. Next Saturday with brunch at Hobbies to follow. Other details at: …

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Added by Ron Wolf on December 14, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Trail Run Sunday - Montara Mtn

This Sunday (11/20) PARC's Monthly Trail Run heads to scenic Pacifica to run magnificent and geologically interesting Montara Mtn. All details at: http://www.parunclub.com/page/nov-2016-trail-run-montara including a video(!) of the crew running this route in 2015. Join us!

Hikers Welcome: I'll be walking the intermediate route, other hikers are most welcome to join us.

Added by Ron Wolf on November 14, 2016 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Dean Karnazes talks at Kepler's 10/27

Dean Karnazes
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
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Added by Ron Wolf on October 21, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Cool Local (Free!) Trail Event This Sunday (9/18)

PARCaroos, indeed Fleet Feet welcomes PARC to their event in Foothills Park this Sunday and has invited us to use this as September's Monthly Trail Run. Great idea as this looks to be a really great local event. Thanks to Peter Baum for putting this in play.

An event teaser ---> coach led runs of 12, 8, or 4 miles. And the after party, wow! Bagels, burgers, bananas,…

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Added by Ron Wolf on September 15, 2016 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Trail Run this Sunday

The web page for next Sunday's trail run is up and the FB & Meetup events have been posted. RSVPs not required, but encouraged. David Flexo will be the day-of organizer for this run. Thanks David!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1663560923883150/…

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Added by Ron Wolf on August 8, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Trail Run Sunday - Windy Hill

Join us for PARC's next Monthly Trail run on Sunday July 10th, when we run (or walk) Windy Hill's shaded switch-backed and runnable trails summiting at one…

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Added by Ron Wolf on July 8, 2016 at 4:46am — No Comments

Very special Trail run & post-run gathering this Saturday 5/7

Everything is in place for PARC's Saturday morning trail run and gathering at R & W Vineyards​. You are most welcome to join us whether running or not. Indeed, if not running, consider joining us before the event to help shuttle runners to the trailhead. You can then stay at the Vineyards for coffee (etc) and enjoy the astounding view of Silicon Valley. And then, whether running or not, PARC members and guests are welcome to join for the very special post run gathering (about…

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Added by Ron Wolf on May 5, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments

THURSDAY EVENING SOCIAL RUN DEPARTING FROM LULULEMON PALO ALTO ON 4/21 at 6:30PM!

Join us on Thursday (4/21) for our weekly social group run departing from the Lululemon Athletica store located in downtown Palo Alto at 6:30PM. If you would like to join the fun,…
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Added by Kyle Welch on April 18, 2016 at 2:52pm — No Comments

NEW Thursday evening group run departing from Lululemon on 4/14!

Starting next Thursday (4/14) we're going to kick off a NEW evening group run departing from the Lululemon Athletica store located in downtown Palo Alto. If you would like to join the fun, plan on meeting us at the store at 432 University Ave at 6:15pm ish. We'll have a couple/few short announcements before starting the run at 6:30pm. PARC will lead the run from the store to…

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Added by Kyle Welch on April 7, 2016 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

THE DISH X3 AND A BIT - PRE-PI DAY RUN - SUNDAY 3/13

We're doing something a bit crazy on Sunday morning and running The Dish 3x for Pre-Pi Day. 12.4 miles if you do the whole thing. Pie and Pearl Izumi (PI) "pretty sweet schwag" to give away. What? Yes! All the details here: http://www.parunclub.com/page/march-2016-dish-x3

Added by Ron Wolf on March 11, 2016 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Run alongside the San Andreas Fault

While standing over the printer as it printed the maps for tomorrow's run, I noticed the text towards the upper right "San Andreas Rift". Indeed one of the delights of this route is running several miles (more for the medium run) right along one of the Earth's most massive features, the 1,300km long San Andreas Fault. The forecast could hardly be more ideal with temps in the 50s and clear. See you there, 8:15am tomorrow.

Added by Ron Wolf on February 12, 2016 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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