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This year is the 36th running of the Lake Chabot Trail Challenge. The course is a scenic, hilly loop, mainly on dirt fire roads. The ridge-line views look down upon scenic Lake Chabot, surrounding grassy slopes, and eucalyptus groves. Mt. Diablo and San Francisco Bay are visible along the route. There are water stations with first aid and radio support; we recommend bringing your own hydration as well. The half marathon has a time limit of 3.5 hours.
The 5k (3.1 miles) course has gentle rolling hills and consists mostly of paved surfaces. This route includes one water station with first aid and radio support.
Both races are chip-timed. High quality t-shirts for the first 300 participants. Finisher's medals to those who complete their race. Age division medals given to the top 3 in each of the 13 age divisions in the half marathon. Medals given to the top 3 in each of the age divisions in the 5K.
The entrance closest to the event's parking lot is: 17404 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546. On Google Maps, this will appear as "Entry of Lake Chabot Parking Space." The registration area and start lines are just a few minutes walk from the lot ( just follow the signs).
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The Castro Valley Track Club offers youth track and field and cross country training and competition though USA Track and Field and its Junior Olympic programs. We have an outstanding, dedicated coaching staff for all events, including high school mentor coaches.
Membership is open throughout the year, as our program is year long, with track and field the focus through the end of July, followed by both cross country and off season conditioning starting in August through early December. We are an official USA TRACK & FIELD TRACK CLUB, formed in 2001. We are Pacific Association Club #0010. We train and compete for track and field and for cross country. Youth membership is open for sub bantams through age 18, with membership also open for adults and masters.
The CASTRO VALLEY TRACK CLUB was formed in 2001 and incorporated in January of 2009. The Club is both a USA Track and Field Club (Pacific Association Club #0010) and also a Road Runners Club of America. We train and compete for track and field and for cross country. Youth membership is open for sub bantams through age 18, with membership also open for adults and masters.
High school athletes can compete for us after their last high school track meet.
USATF and Junior Olympics track meets offer the finest venues for youth track and field, as well as the most complete offering of events (example: 100 meter to 5,000 meter, steeple chase, all relays (of 100 meters/400 meters/800 meters), hurdles (including 400 meter hurdles), and all field events (pole vault, high jump, long jump, shot put, discuss, javelin), and multi-events.
The youth track and field season culminates with the National Junior Olympics at the end of July.
Immediately after track and field ends, there is off season track and field conditioning. Also, the Club starts its team cross country practices and meets, ending in Junior Olympics cross country meets, with Nationals in early December. High School athletes can compete in this after their final high school meet.
Address for Lake Chabot:
17404 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
From the parking lot, just follow the signs to the registration and starting lines.