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The sun is rising on January 1st, the first day of 2020. Where should you be? Pounding the trails of Lake Chabot, of course!

Join us at Lake Chabot in Castro Valley for the scenic and invigorating 5K, 10K or half marathon.

Better yet, make sure you run at the Brazen Almost New Year's Eve race and then you can start 2020 with the highly coveted New Year Mega-Medal!

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

  1. 5K

    Run 5km
    $40–$51
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  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    $58
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  3. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $74
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  4. Half Marathon (Hike)

    Run 13.1mi
    $74
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Brazen New Year's Day Half Marathon, 10K & 5K routes

The 5K is entirely on paved trails. The 10K is about 50% paved trails and 50% dirt trails. The half marathon is approximately 30% paved trails and 70% dirt trails.

The 5K and 10K will essentially be out and back courses, while the half marathon will basically be a loop.

All courses include rolling hills that are mostly runnable.

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.

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. All half marathoners must reach the aid station at mile 10.7 by 11:45 am.

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.

Mega-Medal:

Those running both the Brazen New Year's Eve race and the Brazen New Year's Day race (any combination of distances) will be eligible to receive a third medal. With the third medal and your other two medals, you will form what's become known as the "mega-medal!"
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/2020/22064/brazen-new-years-day-2020/volunteer

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 New Year's Day Half Marathon, 10K & 5K weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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43°F
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 5mph

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