June 2, 2024
Half Marathon | 8:00am PDT
5K Run | 8:30am PDT
17404 Lake Chabot Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
We are so excited to celebrate the 40th annual Lake Chabot Trail Challenge Half Marathon and 5K. This race is well regarded amongst serious trail runners in the outlying areas. The race begins at 8am for the Half Marathon and 8:30am for the 5K. Please arrive early so that you may find parking, pick up your bibs, use restrooms facilities, and be properly prepared to race before the start. Race takes place rain or shine and there are no refunds.
The half marathon course is a scenic, hilly loop, mainly on dirt fire roads. The ridge-line views look down upon scenic Lake Chabot, surrounding grassy slopes, and eucalyptus groves. Mt. Diablo and San Francisco Bay are visible along the route. There are water stations with first aid and radio support; we recommend bringing your own hydration as well. The half marathon has a time limit of 3.5 hours. The 5k (3.1 miles) course is an out and back that has gentle rolling hills and consists mostly of paved surfaces. This route includes one water station with first aid and radio support.
Pre-registered runners will be guaranteed a t-shirt if registered by Sunday, May 5th, 2024. The price for the 5K is $35 and Half Marathon $55. You must register by Saturday, June 1st. We will accept race day registration; however, the price for the 5K is $45 and Half Marathon $65. If you register on race day, we can only accept cash, check or Venmo.
There is a nominal fee (~$5) for Chabot parking lot. Free parking on Lake Chabot Rd and nearby streets.
We will have race packet and bib pick-up on Sunday, June 2nd starting at 7am at the Willow picnic site which is also the finish line area. We will not be mailing out any race packets or bibs. Both races are chip-timed.
Entry fee includes short sleeve, high quality t-shirts for registrations by May 5th so sign-up early. There are no guarantee of t-shirts for runners registered after that date and on race day. We ask for those who did not get a shirt to check in after the race. Please ensure that you select the appropriate t-shirt size. We will not be doing any size exchanges from your original request.