Horse racing has a triple crown and now something like that is arriving in the Bay Area for humans with a new 10-kilometer run/walk event in the Berkeley, "Let's Go 510," joining races held in San Jose and San Rafael.
The new "Let's Go 510" 10K Run/Walk will begin and end at Golden Gate Fields on the Berkeley-Albany border, Oct. 19, 2013. Shown here is runner Aaron Sharpe of Ventura, winner of the Santa Anita Derby Day 5K, April 7, 2013.
A new running/walking event is coming to Berkeley that will benefit the East Bay Humane Society and feature a 10-kilometer course along the East Bay shoreline in Berkeley and through the Berkeley Marina.
It is intended be the third leg in an annual three-race series, "Run the Bay Challenge," according to the organizers, Represent Running and Brazen Racing. The other two are the 8-kilometer "San Jose 408K," held for the second year in March, and the "415Mile and Miracle Mile" in San Rafael, held for the first time on July 21.
The "Let's Go 510" event begins at 10:30 and finishes on the racetrack. Participants are invited to stay for the horse races that begin at 1 p.m.
There will be short races for kids after the 10K event, one of about 100 yards for kids 5 and under, and one for ages 6-12 of one kilometer. Parents are welcome to run with the kids.
Another new race will be inaugurated in Berkeley later this fall that also finishes at Golden Gate Fields, the "Berkeley Half Marathon" on Nov. 24, a 13.1-mile course that begins at Civic Center Park and heads to the UC Berkeley campus before going down University Avenue and looping around the Berkeley Marina and finishing at the racetrack.
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