Wednesday, December 19, 2012
OC Parks Into the Wild OC Trail Run
Love to run? Love nature? OC Parks has just announced their 2013 Into the Wild OC Trail Run series. The series will kick off in the New Year on January 12th. The first run will be in the Black Star Canyon wild land. The 9.2k course will start at Bakery Canyon Trailhead and Stage Area before reaching a 1,150-foot elevation gain while running around the soaring sandstone cliffs.
The second Into the Wild race will visit Irvine Regional Park and Santiago Oaks Regional Park on Saturday, March 23. This event will offer two course options for different skill levels. The less technical race is a 10k course with a 400-foot elevation gain through the beautiful oaks and sycamore trees of Irvine Regional Park. The more challenging race offers a 21k course with a 2,800-foot elevation gain that takes runners from Irvine Regional Park into the rocky, single-track trails and steep climbs of Santiago Oaks.
May 11 will present the Into the Wildlands Limestone Eco Challenge. 12k and 20k courses will guide runners through the panoramic views, thick woodlands, spring wildflowers and pristine protected habitat of Limestone Canyon, part of the County-owned Irvine Ranch Open Space.
On August 15, 22 and 29 the Into the Wild Rockin’ Summer Run Series returns to Irvine Regional Park. Three 8k races introduce people of all ages to the exciting world of short-distance trail racing with single-loop courses designed for the beginning trail runner or advanced street racer. After each race, participants will be treated to a free outdoor concert in the park as part of the annual OC Parks Summer Concert Series.
The final race of the 2013 season will take place on November 9 with a second Into the Wildlands Limestone Eco Challenge. 12k and 20k courses will take runners through the captivating fall foliage, serene meadows and rolling hills of the amazing Limestone Canyon.
Registration for the January and March races are currently open online.