- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K
- Road Race
As a northern California and Bay Area native, I aim to accomplish all the races in my backyard and the Let's Go 510K is one of those great little road races that has me coming back every year!
The race starts in Golden Gate Fields just as the sun begins to rise and right after a nice little hill, the course hugs the edge of the water through the first mile before following a flat and fast path around the Berkeley Marina.
Miles 3-4 loop Cesar Chavez park with a few slight rolling hills- accompanied by a beautiful bay vista view, these small hills really aren't that bad! Mile 4.5 returns to flat concrete, then to flat trail greeted by a very well-stocked aid station complete with water, electrolytes, pretzels, GUs, gummy bears and very encouraging and happy volunteers.
Following about a half mile of trail, the course spills back onto the concrete and follows Frontage Road past Golden Gate Fields for a final brief trail loop before a straight, flat, victorious 6.2 finish back at Golden Gate Fields.
After crossing the finish line and receiving my medal and bottle of water, I was also offered my choice of an It's It ice cream sandwich! I chose a coffee It's It, gobbled it up, took some selfies, watched the race horses, saw some friends, then easily found my car and drove home- thanks again, Represent Running, for such a great East Bay race! See you again in 2016!