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August 12, 2011 > 10k on the Bay coming up

10k on the Bay coming up

By Kevin Yin

Whether you're a hardcore runner or just an enthusiast who enjoys the feeling of accomplishment at having completed a course, the eighth annual 10k on the Bay on Saturday, Aug. 20, has something to offer you.

Performed in Hayward on the Bay Trails along the San Francisco Bay-Estuary, the venue features 5k and 10k courses, both of which are certified by U.S. Track and Field and afford the participant an opportunity to sample the level track while partaking in the quiescent views of the shoreline marshlands.

The 5k race begins at 8:30 a.m.; the 10k starts 10 minutes later. There is a $35 registration fee for those who register on the day of the event, but there is a pre-registration option for $30 before August 18. According to the race website, proceeds from the event are applied to benefiting the programs, exhibits and facilities of the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center.

Free T-shirts and goodie bags are available those who register or pre-register on a first-come, first-served basis.

Runners and walkers are allowed to bring a stroller, but dogs are not permitted on the course. The course does not have a parking lot, but there is street parking available along the course on Breakwater Avenue and a shuttle will be progressing up and down the street 7:30-8:30 a.m. to transport people to the course.

More information is available on the race's website: 10konthebay.org.

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