We expect to run the same course we ran as last year. Depending on water levels in the reservoir on race day, we may need to change a portion of the course near the Emergency Call Box. The course will be marked with signs in mid February so runners can practice.
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Wildflower Run 10K
Set for April 26
The Los Vaqueros Wildflower Run is set for Saturday, April 26.
This popular 10K (actually 10.2 K) race on trails through rolling hills is limited to 120 entries.
We'll have medals for the top three winners in each age group, and our beautiful cotton t-shirts for every entry. We'll have three aid stations on the course, one of them the runners will pass by twice. There is a rest room on the course.
This is the fifth running of the Los Vaqueros Wildflower Run. It started in 2008, but was suspended for two years because of the expansion of the reservoir.
Prices are: $20 for adults, $10 for under 18 and $15 per individual for groups of three or more.
We'll stop registration at 120. We'll periodically post the number of runners registered on this site.
We'll have a new timer this year, A Change of Pace Foundation, which timed the Tarantula Run this past year and promises near instant results for competitors.
The course has changed slightly over the life of the event. Depending on how much water is in the Los Vaqueros Reservoir on the day of the race, we expect be able to run the same hilly course as last year. If not, the change will add about two-tenths of a mile to the course.
We'll get the course marked with small signs by the middle of February
for those who wish to practice in advance.
The event will be held rain or shine. If the full course is too muddy for competitors, a shorter course will be used.
Get a $5 Discount Coupon
at Bike and Hike Day
March 22 on top
of Los Vaqueros Dam
between 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Have any questions? Call (925) 688-8175 or send us an e-mail.
2013 Race Recap
George Cross (101) is in the lead at the start of the race in 2013. He and David Pritchett (in black) battled closely during the first two-thirds of the 10K race.
of Tracy won two straight events at Los Vaqueros Saturday, May 4 by taking the Wildflower Run with a 42:52.4 over the warm and windy 10.2 k mile course.
Cross also won the 10K Los Vaqueros Tarantula Run at LV in October.
David Pritchett finished second overall with a 44:30.2
Beth Vitalis of of Livermore, an ultra marathoner who had not competed in two years, won the women's division with a 50:51.1 while finishing fourth overall.
In all, a record field of 115 runners participated in the hilly race that started near the Marina. Because 2013 has so far proved to be one of the driest years on record, most of the wildflowers in the area had disappeared by race day.
The Wildflower Run had been on hiatus for the last two years while the reservoir was expanded. With its new capacity, some of the trails have been rerouted, making the course hillier and longer than in the past.
Beth Vitalis and Kevin Coren race near the 2.5 mile mark on the course. Beth won the women's division, and Kevin - who has competed in every race at Los Vaqueros -- finished sixth overall.
Look here for results: