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Portola Redwoods State Park Trail Run July 1

On Sunday July 1, the Monthly Trail Run ventures deep into the Santa Cruz Mountains directly over the hill from Palo Alto. It's very likely that water will still be flowing in the creeks. This is a mostly-shaded course with a waterfall, a pond and a historic cabin site. This is a beautiful park, and well-worth the slightly longer drive. For details click here.

Added by Gregg Levin on June 21, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Four-Park Cinco de Mayo Trail Run

Join us for a new four-park trail run Saturday 5/5/2012 with sweeping scenic views from the ocean to the bay. Carpool for the ride up to Skyline Blvd and take in the sights on our 7-mile or 12-mile trail run options. For all the details, see the May Monthly Trail Run page here.

See you there!


Added by Gregg Levin on April 24, 2012 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Sky High - Thursday, April 19

PARC will be at Sky High in Santa Clara on Thursday night (7 pm) for a fun workout.

Added by Kirsten Kempe on April 18, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

Trail Run tomorrow - Rodeo Beach

Tomorrow morning, Saturday, April 7, 2012, we run the open dramatic hills above Marin's Rodeo Beach, meeting up with the popular BARF trail run group for our annual PARC & BARF, and getting an insider's tour of the Marine Mammal Center facilitated by PARC Board Member Stan Jensen all on tap. Details at:

Added by Ron Wolf on April 6, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

Terrific weather expected for Sunday's trail run on Windy Hill

This Sunday, March 4, 2012, the PARC's Monthly Trail run heads to nearby Windy Hill and the weather forecast for Sunday is exceptional. This run is close to Palo Alto and Windy Hill is PARC's favorite Monthly Trail Run route.

We gather at 8:20 in the Windy Hill parking lot off of Portola Rd. We head out at 8:30. Two routes of 8 and 12 miles. Maps provided. No organized car pool this month. But we are heading to Konditorei, a small coffee & bagel shop just a few minutes from…


Added by Ron Wolf on March 2, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Shirt orders until March 13

Shirt orders will be taken until March 13.  Kirsten will have the order form every Monday and Wednesday night.  Cash or check is accepted.

Added by Kirsten Kempe on February 29, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

New PARC Shirts

We are planning to coordinate another PARC running shirt order this year. We'll proudly display our NEW LOGO on the shirts! We want a running shirt that will stand out in a crowd, so others will be easily able to spot PARC runners in a crowd (i.e. no white tops!). One option is a bright green top. What do you think of this shirt in lime green with a black logo? …


Added by Kyle Welch on February 16, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Trail Run this Saturday - Huddart County Park

Monthly Trail Run planning for the year is in progress and the next three runs are scheduled:

FEBRUARY 11 (Sat)  Huddart ('new' route in), brunch at Buck's    

MARCH 4 (Sun)      Windy Hill, coffee & pastry at Konditorei    

APRIL 7 (Sat)      Rodeo Beach, MMC Tour, BARF meetup

On the next two runs we head to our favorite near by trail systems followed by brunch at nearby cafes. The…


Added by Ron Wolf on February 9, 2012 at 12:31am — No Comments

Sports Basement 20% sale until it snows!

From sponsor Sports Basement!

They are Making the Most of Winter 2012!…

Added by Kyle Welch on January 12, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Sunday (1/8) - PARC's Monthly Trail Run

PARC's traditional first trail run of the year, in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Saratoga, features spectacular views to the ocean from a surprisingly exposed cliff face as well as many miles of tree sheltered soft forest trail. In most years the waterfall offers a pause early in the run - will it be flowing this year? We have maps to guide an intermediate 6.5-mile route and a slightly more challenging 9.2-mile route -- both routes are quite beautiful.

See the Monthly Trail Run…


Added by Ron Wolf on January 3, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Monthly Trail Run - This Sunday December 4th - Wunderlich Park and Buck's!!

I've just updated the details for this Sunday's trail run. This month, instead of a runner's potluck, we will meet at Buck's after the run. Both Buck's and Wunderlich are in nearby Woodside. To help have us together at the same time at Buck's we are staggering the start times. The long run will start at 8:30 (gather at 8:20) and the shorter intermediate run will start at 9:10 (gather at 9:00). Hopefully these split start times will result in both groups finishing at about the same time.…


Added by Ron Wolf on November 30, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Got pictures?

Send your PARC photos to Drew.

Added by Kirsten Kempe on October 5, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

PARC has a new coffee sponsor - Coffees of Hawaii!

PARC has a new coffee sponsor - Coffees of Hawaii! 

Members receive 20% off all orders and free shipping for orders >$50.  See details under About the Club - Sponsors page. 



Added by Kyle Welch on September 21, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Boston Marathon registration for the 2012 Race Begins Monday 9/12

Boston Marathon Registration begins on Monday September 12 at 10am EDT (7am PDT), read the following link to be aware of the new registration process and dates.


Added by Andrew Blaich on September 10, 2011 at 7:05am — No Comments

PARC Monthly Trail Run - Mt. Tam (Bootjack), Saturday, August 6, 2011

Consider joining us for next Saturday's PARC Monthly Trail Run. PARC ran the Dipsea Trail last year and there have been many requests to return to Mt. Tam.  Indeed, we have been invited to join the friendly trail runners of BARF (Bob & Rick's Fun runs) next weekend as they enjoy one of their favorite routes on the upper slopes of Mt. Tam. BARF typically turns out 20 or so runners and so we will have… Continue

Added by Ron Wolf on August 4, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

CONGRATULATIONS - SF Half Marathon Teams

Congratulations to all the PARC members who ran the SF Marathon or Half Marathon.  The men's PARC team took 1st place and the coed PARC team took 3rd place.  It was great to see everyone out there.

Added by Kirsten Kempe on August 1, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

Chili Chase

The Chili Chase is back - July 4 at 10:00 am [Mitchell Park, Palo Alto]

Added by Kirsten Kempe on June 14, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments

June Monthly Trail Run & Gathering at Dr. Joe's

I just updated the June Monthly Trail Run page and sent out an email invite to the run. This event is a social highlight of PARC's trail running season with our post run gathering at Joe's home high above Silicon Valley. RSVP is required by Thursday June 2nd.

BTW, about 15 of us enjoyed the cool redwood forest of Portola State Park at last month's trail run. Hope to see you on the… Continue

Added by Ron Wolf on May 26, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Monthly Trail Run Reminder: This Saturday morning - Portola State Park

 This Saturday, PARC's Monthly Trail Run heads to Portola State Park, little visited and remote, where the deep Redwood Forest offers an excellent trail surface, huge trees, lush ferns, and flowing creeks. The Park's geology is also interesting with natural oil seeps visible in some spots. While remote, Palo Alto is the closest large city to Portola making it, in a way, our sister park. Car pooling for this somewhat remote drive is a great idea, so hope… Continue

Added by Ron Wolf on May 5, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments

Running of the Bulls

May 8 - Running of the Bulls.  Check it out.

Added by Kirsten Kempe on April 20, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments

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