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Brazen Almost New Year's Eve Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

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Whether you are looking to squeeze in your first trail run or you're looking to log that 1,000th mile before the clock strikes midnight on NYE, this is your chance!

And it is "Almost" because Tuesday is a work day for most and so we have moved it back to Saturday. If that's not enough New Year running for you, join us at Lake Chabot on New Year's Day, do it again and earn the Brazen New Year Mega-Medal!

How to enter the Brazen Almost New Year's Eve Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

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    5K

    Run 5km
    $46–$56
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    10K

    Run 10km
    $53–$63
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    Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $40–$79
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Brazen Almost New Year's Eve Half Marathon, 10K & 5K routes

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The Brazen New Year's Eve races will be held at Quarry Lakes in Fremont. Courses take runners on the trails of Quarry Lakes and (for 10K and half marathon) onto the Alameda Creek Trail.

The courses are almost entirely flat with just a few small sections that rise up.

All courses will be marked with flour, ribbons and signs to help get you through the race. Participants can also receive a copy of their appropriate course map (accompanied by directions) on race day.

Event Details

What’s Included

All runners will receive custom finisher medals and t-shirts. There will be age-group medals for the top finishers in each category.

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Raceday Logistics

Raceday Registration:

It is possible that the race is 100% sold out before race day. Updates will be posted on the race website. If you do not see the race noted as sold out here or on the race home page, you will be okay to sign up on race morning, starting at 6:45 a.m. Race day registration is an additional $5 from the final online registration price.

Bib Pick-Up:

Runners have three options for picking up their bibs and shirts:

1. Mail-out service (available for a fee when registering).
2. Pick-up in person at Road Runner Sports in Berkeley on Thursday, 12/26 (3 pm - 7 pm) and on Friday, 12/27 (11 am - 3 pm). Runners who pick their bib up in person will receive discounts off of their purchases.
3. Pick up on race morning (not recommended).

In order to avoid race morning stress and avoid having to arrive even earlier, we strongly recommend choosing options 1 or 2. If you are unable to take advantage of those first two options, race morning pick-up will still be available, but you should aim to arrive 70-90 minutes ahead of your race start to account for lines.

Hikers:

For half marathon participants who wish to hike the course and take more than 4.5 hours, we will offer a "Hiker Division" start at 7:30 am. Those starting at 7:30 should carry water as the first and second aid stations might not be 100% up and running, depending on the hiker's speed. Hiker starts will not be eligible to win the race or for age group awards, but will be listed as official finishers in the Hiker Division and will still receive finisher medals.

Time Limits:

The half marathon will start at 8:30 am and the course will have a time limit of 4.5 hours.

Water Stations:

Water stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc. Water stations on course:

5K: 1
10K: 3
1/2 Marathon: 4

Water station locations are shown on maps above. Those needing water more frequently are encouraged to carry a water bottle or hydration pack.

Toilets:

Toilets will be available at the race start/finish area.

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Volunteers
Not ready to run, but still want to be part of the community, helping runners achieve their goals and have an awesome day? We would love your help. Sign up at: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/22065/brazen-almost-new-years-eve-2019/volunteer
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FAQs

I am a very slow runner. Am I going to be out of place?

You won't be out of place at all. Our races are planned for participants of all abilities, including walkers/hikers.

Can I wear headphones?

Yes, but we ask that you keep the volume down at a safe level so that you can hear other runners or instructions from event personnel. We also ask that you remove them, or, at the very least, remove one ear bud when you are coming to aid stations, in a large crowd or on more technical or difficult sections of the course. The important thing is paying attention to everyone's safety and maintaining basic race etiquette with other runners.

Do you offer a group discount? Frequent runner discount? Family discount? Coupon? Special break for running more than one race?

We do not.

Will there be somewhere to leave my warm-up clothes?

Yes, there will be a sweat-check area and these will be checked in and watched over by a volunteer. Bags for storing your sweats will be available if you do not bring your own. Please do not leave valuables in your sweat bags – we cannot be responsible for these items.

Can my dog run with me during the race?

Unfortunately no. As much as we love dogs and running with our own, not everyone is comfortable being around dogs (even if leashed) and for reasons of safety (for those with two legs and four) we ask runners not to bring their dogs along for the race.

Will the race be cancelled if it rains?

No. The race will be held, rain or shine. Courses may be modified to account for weather conditions.

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Brazen Almost New Year's Eve Half Marathon, 10K & 5K weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

60°F
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37°F
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We don’t care if you are fast or slow, big or small, young or old. We aren’t the beautiful people you might see in a shoe commercial on TV. We never will be. We’re just everyday people who have discovered the happiness that running can bring. If you have the guts to get off the couch, get outside and run or walk at least 5K (3.1 miles), we are ready for you.

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