Emerge 5K Run at Almaden Lake

5k run Almaden LakeThis Saturday, August 6, take part in the “Emerge 5K Country Redneck Run” at Almaden Lake. The run is for adults and children alike, with a special starting time for the more serious timed runners. Registration opens at 8:30am. Country line dancing warm-ups begin at 9am and the race starts at 9:30am. The event will conclude with a closing ceremony, featuring a prize for best costume as well as running awards. Emerge 5K is presented by Journey for Jessica in partnership with The International Brain Research Foundation. For more information, visit

Troy’s California Trail Runs – 2011 Annual Almaden Hills Run

logo: Troy's California Trail RunsTroy’s California Trail Runs is holding its 2011 Annual Almaden Hills Run in the beautiful hills of Almaden Quicksilver Park.

There are five runs to choose from. These runs feature 60% dirt roads, 40% single track, great views, awesome country, challenging hills, and lots of fun.

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Quicksilver Running Club 2011 Quicksilver Trail Half Marathon and 10K

Quicksilver Running ClubQuicksilver Running Club is holding its 2011 Quicksilver Trail Half Marathon and 10K.

The races are on scenic, hilly dirt trails in the historic mining territory of Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

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2011 Relay for Life of Almaden: Community Walk Against Cancer

logo: Relay for Life of Almaden ValleyHelp the American Cancer Society save lives by joining Relay for Life of Almaden Valley.

Relay for Life brings together people to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

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2nd Annual / 2011 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Fundraiser in Almaden Valley

logo: Scleroderma FoundationThe Northern California Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation is pleased to announce its Second Annual / 2011 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Fundraiser.

This event includes a 2-Mile Walk / Fun Run, 10K Competitive Run, and fun for the entire family with silent auction, food, and music.

For families who enjoy getting outside, the 2-Mile flat distance is perfect for a morning walk. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome.

For individuals who are training for late Spring and Summer events, the 10K distance is an excellent way to kick start the racing season. New for 2011, the course is professionally managed so the distances will be accurately measured, well marked, and timed.

The course also has a new starting point that sets the walk and run courses off in opposing directions so runners can focus on being competitive and families won’t have to dodge runners.

Lastly, don’t forget your wallet because once the finish line is crossed there will be raffle and silent auction items to browse. All proceeds go towards supporting the Scleroderma Foundation, the leading non-profit supporter of Scleroderma research and patient support in the United States.

In 2010, an impressive 600 people came out for the inaugural Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Fundraiser, and the Northern California chapter hopes to double that number this year.

The event is at Almaden Lake Park on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Registration will begin on race day at 8:00am, and the walk/run will start at 9:00am. You can register online before race day. Entrance fee for the 10K is $40, 2-Mile is $30 for adults and $20 for youth. Ages 4 and under are free.

When you register online be sure to check out the online raffle. Purchasing raffle tickets will give you a chance to win the “San Jose Sharks Experience” or tickets to see World Series Champs, San Francisco Giants!

Become a member of Jane Johnson’s fundraising team. Jane is a resident of Almaden Valley.

For more information about this event, view the press release or call 916-832-1102.

3rd Annual / 2010 “Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run!” – Fun Runs and Shoe Drive

logo: Almaden Valley's Run, Turkey, Run!
Join Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run! on Thanksgiving Day for its annual fun run and shoe drive benefiting Soles4Souls. The race features 5K and 10K courses, with a combined start. Walkers are also welcome!

Registration for the event is free. Participants are asked to donate a pair of new or gently worn shoes for those in need. Shoe donations will be accepted from 7:30 to 10:30am on race day. Tax deductible donations are also accepted; all proceeds benefit Soles4Souls.

Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run! is a non-profit organization established by a group of Almaden Valley residents to foster community commitment to personal health and welfare, and community involvement and giving.

Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run! event offers sponsorship opportunities to local businesses, and volunteer opportunities to anyone who wishes to support the cause. Contact AVRTR at for more information about sponsoring or volunteering for the event.

The race starts at Leland High School on Thursday, November 25, 2010, from 8:30-10:30am. Bibs must be picked up prior to race start; they will not be mailed. Bib pick-up starts at 7:30am.

We hope to see you on race day! You can register online. Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run! is also on facebook.

2010 Almaden Times Classic: 10K Run, 2-Mile Run, or 2-Mile Walk

Photo by Josiah Mackenzie

Run or walk in the 18th Annual / 2010 Almaden Times Classic. Events include 10K and 2-mile timed runs, and a 2-mile walk. Proceeds benefit Almaden Valley Counseling Service. The race will take you on a beautiful paved creek trail and through some residential streets in Almaden Valley.

Awards will be given to the top three winners in each age division. Overall male and female winners in the 10K and 2-mile timed runs will also receive a gift certificate. All children will receive a ribbon. Age divisions include: 6 and under, 7-9, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

Your entry fee includes a t-shirt, goodie bag, food, and beverages. Random prizes will also be handed out to participants based on race number (must be present to win). Pick up your bib number and t-shirt on race day.

The start and finish lines are at the parking lot of Leland High School in Almaden Valley. The event is Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 9am. Check-in is at 8am.

If you register online by September 22, 2010, the entry fee is $25 per adult/teen, $13 per child (12 and under), and $60 per family of four (including parents and children). If you register on race day, the fees go up to $30 per adult/teen, $15 per child, and $70 per family. Race day registration begins at 7:30am.

2010 Citywide Youth Track Meet in Almaden Valley

The 2010 Citywide Youth Track Meet is being held in Almaden Valley. The meet is free for all participants, and is being sponsored by the City of San Jose and the San Jose Police Amateur Athletic Foundation.

The meet is for boys and girls ages 9 to 14, and includes various running races (50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600 meter and 4 x 100 meter relay), standing long jump, and softball throw.

The meet is at Leland High School on Saturday, May 8, 2010. Registration is from 8am to 9am, and the events from 9am to 3pm.

The top three winners in each event, with the exception of relay teams, will participate in the Hershey’s Nor-Cal State Track Meet, which will be held at Oak Grove High School on Saturday, June 19, 2010.

More information about the 2010 Citywide Youth Track Meet:

Or contact Judi Baxter, Track Meet Director, at or (707) 546-3986.