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Overall Rating (48 Reviews)
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(48 Ratings)(48 Reviews)
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Join us at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline for a different kind of race! From 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, the running party won’t stop with 12 hour and 6 hour races going on. And even if you aren’t ready for that kind of “fun”, come join us for a nice … MORE
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    noneleft REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is Brazen Racing's 6/12 hour Endurance Run party at Point Pinole where everyone can get Loopy. Runners can choose the 6 or 12 hour endurance run. Each loop is … MORE

    This is Brazen Racing’s 6/12 hour Endurance Run party at Point Pinole where everyone can get Loopy. Runners can choose the 6 or 12 hour endurance run. Each loop is 3.37 miles. You can choose run run one lap or as many as you can fit into your allotted time to be considered an official finisher. You get a huge coaster medal. Participants are encouraged to bring canopies, tents, chairs, food, and drinks to keep them going for 12 or 6 hours. There are two aid stations on course that are stocked with sweet and salty snacks, water, Coke, Gatorade, potatoes, sandwiches, and other goodies to nosh on.
    Brazen also offers an AM/PM 5k and an AM/PM 10k. If a runner is not ready for an endurance run, the 5k and 10ks are a great option. 5k/10k runners receive a medal and a shirt. 6/12 hour runners receive a coaster medal and a hoodie. It’s either zip up or pullover depending on the year. Endurance runners also get Slow Hand BBQ for free.

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    PeteSinCA REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Event & Course Description: Most Brazen Racing events feature specific distances (usually half marathon, 10K, and 5K). Dirty Dozen mixes 12-hour and 6-hour endurance events with 10Ks and 5Ks in … MORE

    Event & Course Description: Most Brazen Racing events feature specific distances (usually half marathon, 10K, and 5K). Dirty Dozen mixes 12-hour and 6-hour endurance events with 10Ks and 5Ks in the morning and afternoon. It is pretty much a dawn-to-dusk running and picnic party for runners and their families & friends. A catered barbecue lunch is included in registration for all times and distances, and can be purchased for their families and friends.

    Dirty Dozen is run in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline park. It uses a 5K (actually 3.37 miles) course that loops around half of the point. 6-hour and 12-hour runners do as many laps as they can during their time (insert “loopy” joke here). 5K runners do the loop once and 10K runners do it twice. In the final hour of each endurance events a .4 mile loop is opened for those who cannot do one more full lap in their remaining time, but who want to do another mile or two.

    The course is, I think, among Brazen’s more beautiful courses. It runs along the shore for a while, goes through a eucalyptus grove for a bit, runs along a cliff above the shore, then climbs (not too steep) through another eucalyptus grove to an exposed ridge with panoramic views of San Pablo Bay, and then back to the start/finish area. The weather in 2019 was mild, with a pleasant cool breeze while running along the exposed shoreline and ridge. The course is probably 30%-50% shade.

    Organization & Production: Dirty Dozen is register-and-run. Participants just need to worry about getting there and back. Brazen has used this park’s trails since its very first trail run. So the course is well marked. There was one very amazing aid station – volunteers and goodies – at about the two mile point, and another equally amazing aid station in the start/finish area. Brazen’s aid stations usually have a wide range of snacks, but Dirty Dozen is over the top of at least two hills, so to speak.

    Bib: Brazen doesn’t do plain race bibs. Bibs usually have some sort of distance color-coding. There is artwork in the background (often shared with the race T-shirt) with, running from top to bottom, the race name and date, bib number and runner’s name, and Brazen Racing’s logo. My 6 Hour bib is orange, except for the center stripe with my name and bib number. The artwork depicts race mascot “Clocky” stepping out of UK style police box, and to the left of that ancient Egyptian people.

    T-Shirt: Brazen’s registration fee includes a poly-cotton T-shirt for 10K and 5K runners. They can upgrade to a tech type Tee for a moderate fee (currently $7). Instead of a race T-shirt, 6 and 12 hour runners receive a hooded sweatshirt, and may purchase a race T-shirt, also $7. This year I did not buy a Tee. The hoodie is zip-up and light green. The front has “DD X 2019” in white, in the middle, 2019 being the 10th running. The back, also in white, has the same artwork as the finishers medal.

    Finisher’s Medal: Dirty Dozen had two different finishers medals, one for the endurance runners and another for the 10K and 5K runners. I did not see the artwork for the 10K/5K medal, but it was good sized and substantial (viewed from the back). The endurance medal is a coaster, brass colored and in a steampunk style. Around the edge of the main disc are gears and wheels. The main disk is made to look like the date setting dial of a Wellsian time machine, with 2019 selected. Around the edge of the disk is the rest of the event information. The ribbon is yellow-orange with gears in the background and the event information in black along the ribbon. It’s one of my two favorite medals since, well, Dirty Dozen 2018.

    Finish & Recovery Area: The catered lunch was from a barbecue restaurant, yum! Brazen normally has a wide array of cakes, cookies, pie, and chips in its finish area, plus several varieties of It It ice cream sandwiches. I was pretty full from lunch, and didn’t look carefully (or partake), but I think what I saw was easily more than Brazen’s “ordinary”.

    My Results & Opinion of the Race: This was my fifth year doing Dirty Dozen. Does that say enough about what I think of the event? The endurance events tell you what you can do. I was less than happy with what I learned, but it has helped me realize what I can do to improve on that. This year was special, because my daughter did the event with me which I think spurred me on a bit. Seeing Mike and Katie was really cool, too!

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    Fragileflower12 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Flat-ish course of a 5k loop. Bay views. Set up a tent, bring food and drinks, put on your running shoes and see how many loops you can do! No … MORE

    Flat-ish course of a 5k loop. Bay views. Set up a tent, bring food and drinks, put on your running shoes and see how many loops you can do! No stress. All fun! You can walk, jog or run~or a mixture of all. Your pace. Big medals. Sweatshirts and T-shirts. Fantastic support. Expertly Run. BBQ! Great weather. Loved it.

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    Fragileflower12 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Flat-ish course. They offer a morning 5k/10k as well as a 6/12 relay and single runs. You can run either as well as relay and/or single as long as your … MORE

    Flat-ish course. They offer a morning 5k/10k as well as a 6/12 relay and single runs. You can run either as well as relay and/or single as long as your at start when the 5/10 start. Usually a sweatshirt is available,T-shirt’s and great medals!

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    Fragileflower12 FIRST-TIMER '16

    Ran with my husband and then 12 year old. Beautiful run along the bay on a flat-ish course. For the 6 hr relay, the teams basically run 5k loops as … MORE

    Ran with my husband and then 12 year old. Beautiful run along the bay on a flat-ish course. For the 6 hr relay, the teams basically run 5k loops as many times as they can. In the last hour, a smaller loop opens so you can add distance without having to go out on the big loop (if not fast enough to make it back in time). Exchanges are easy. Small family/party like atmosphere. Great aS support and fantastic medals/shirts you actually wanna wear!!

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    Fitbrit FIRST-TIMER '18

    It’s a 3.3 mile loop approximately. Can be run as a relay or just alone. Each loop I found myself running with old friends and new ones. It’s casual, supportive … MORE

    It’s a 3.3 mile loop approximately.
    Can be run as a relay or just alone.
    Each loop I found myself running with old friends and new ones.
    It’s casual, supportive and fun.
    I arrived late ( due to the World Cup).
    However, I still managed to run 20 miles while a little injured and I really enjoyed every lap.
    I stopped by the tents go socialize each loop, ate a little and hydrated.
    Some runners were there to run many more miles while training for ultras. Some of us were there to have fun and see how far our bodies could run.
    The food, aid stations were fantastic.
    Everyone gets your medal engraved with your mileage.
    You can track all runners and teams on the screen provided at the staging area.
    Stay as long as you want, a very fun day.
    Sam and Jasmin put on a great event.
    Don’t want to run 12 hours you have other choices, a 6 hour, 10k and 5 ks in the morning or afternoon too.
    Bring a tent , chair and layers .

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    roxy031 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Who would've thought one of my favorite events ever was a 6 hour endurance event? Certainly not me, at least not before running this event a couple of weeks ago. … MORE

    Who would’ve thought one of my favorite events ever was a 6 hour endurance event? Certainly not me, at least not before running this event a couple of weeks ago. I’ve run a full marathon and dozens of half marathons, but this was a challenge unlike anything else I’d done before. It takes place at Point Pinole, which is a beautiful park right on the Bay. Even though it was hot, there’s breeze from the water, and shade from the trees—there are only a few parts of the big loop that are in full sun. The start/finish line is where all of the tents/etc are set up, so you pass by your own personal aid station after each loop. In our tent, my friend and I had sunscreen, chapstick, electrolytes, snacks (I don’t eat carbs and there wasn’t much at the aid stations I could have, so I brought my own, but for most people there was more than enough stuff to choose from at the aid stations!), and changes of socks and shoes. (I was happy to have the change of socks and shoes after the 4th loop!) For the last hour of your event, there is a smaller loop you can run – this year it was .4 miles, so you can get in several smaller loops in that last hour before the course closes. There are 2 aid stations, one at the start/finish line that’s pretty massive and has all kinds of carb-y snacks (salty and sweet! pretzels, fruit, candy, etc), and at 11 am, there’s a BBQ. The aid station on the big loop is around mile 1.8 and has slightly less than the one at the start/finish, but still stocked with pretty much anything you might need. There are signs along the course that were entertaining and humorous – I appreciated those esp. as I started to get tired. There are a couple of hills, but they’re not terrible and are over pretty quickly. Along with most people, I walked the 2 biggest hills, which I think helped save my legs some. My only complaint is super minor—the water provided at the aid stations was cool, but not ice cold, which would’ve been nice since it was hot out. And the only other thing that might be helpful to know is that the sweatshirts (which are awesome) are unisex, and the small is pretty big on me (it fits my husband comfortably and he’s a men’s medium). So I’ll be better prepared next year with my own ice and an XS sweatshirt 🙂 Thank you Brazen, for an awesome challenge!

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    tjsharkfan FIRST-TIMER '18

    Used this event to see how far I could go and surprised myself. Loop course with aid stations <2 mi apart with great support. Cool breeze off the bay kept … MORE

    Used this event to see how far I could go and surprised myself. Loop course with aid stations <2 mi apart with great support. Cool breeze off the bay kept the heat down.

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    Detsie REPEAT RUNNER '17

    The 6-hour race is a great way to get a long run in for marathon training without much time pressure. You get a very cool sweatshirt if you do either … MORE

    The 6-hour race is a great way to get a long run in for marathon training without much time pressure.

    You get a very cool sweatshirt if you do either the 6- or 12-hour race, and you can get your medal engraved for free at the end. The deal is you run a 3.4 mile loop over and over again until the last hour when they open a little loop of 0.6 miles. One big loop is all you need for an official finish though, so you needn’t run the whole time at all. There’s a yummy BBQ that starts about 11am — that it a natural break point for me. This year, I did the 5K as well as the 6-hour for extra bling, and I even got an age group medal in the 5K. The Poop-Heart mascot of the 5K/10K is one of my Brazen favorites, second only to the adorable Summit Rock owl.

    So pack a bag with extra running shoes and socks, towels, picnic baskets, maybe a tent and whatever else you need to run and/or hangout all day, and join the party.

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    ZBob REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Brazen always puts on a fantastic party, and this event is no exception. The course is pretty much flat with a little hill or two; the only difficulty comes from … MORE

    Brazen always puts on a fantastic party, and this event is no exception. The course is pretty much flat with a little hill or two; the only difficulty comes from it being fairly open (not much tree cover) and in July it can get pretty hot. It’s right on the water though, so it’s a 50/50 chance it’ll be hot or just beautiful with a nice breeze. And hey, there’s always It’s It’s ice cream sandwiches after to cool you down!! Gorgeous views and the typical awesome support make this a great course for beginning runners or those who don’t care for too much elevation. Or those looking for a PR!

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    ashleynglazier FIRST-TIMER '18

    I live in the area, so I love this trail already. But the support Brazen provides for the runners and the energy everytime you finish a lap is just flat … MORE

    I live in the area, so I love this trail already. But the support Brazen provides for the runners and the energy everytime you finish a lap is just flat out encouraging. If you have not ran this yet and are a fan of Brazen, don’t miss out. You run as many laps as you can in the allotted time. It is a great race to train for a marathon; easy on your body (trail run) not too hilly and you can see how far you can go in 6 hours if you do the half dozen. One of my favorite runs in 2016 – and I am doing it again this year (2018)!

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    soohoo.sophia FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was my first time doing a timed race. I really enjoyed the experience. There is a parking lot for the park, so you have to trek your stuff up … MORE

    This was my first time doing a timed race. I really enjoyed the experience. There is a parking lot for the park, so you have to trek your stuff up a slight uphill about a 1/4 mile from the parking. We used a wagon and that helped a lot. The park is dirt and grass, which makes it perfect if you want to bring a tent or awning and some chairs (we did use regular camping stakes, but it wasn’t that windy). You can set up your tent along the start area of the race along either side. We got there an hour early and were able to get a spot about 30 feet from the start. There is plenty of space. It was hot, so I suggest a covering of some sort as opposed to just a chair and to bring a cooler with your food or drinks if you don’t want to use those provided by the race. There are porta potties by the start and some park provided restrooms (vault toilets – 2 of them) along the loop. Most of the route is wider, but there is one very short single track section towards the back. For the entire race, I didn’t see anyone other than races on the course. The volunteers were great, and there is an aid station at the start and also in the back of the course (about 1.7 miles from the start), so you don’t need to bring a hydration pack. The aid stations are well staffed. They had limited ice, so I would suggest bringing your own. For lunch they had Costco pizza and some prepared lunch (which I didn’t try and I don’t recall if there was a vegetarian option or not). They had the regular snacks (ice cream sandwiches!, cookies, chips, tons of fruit, every snack you could imagine) and there was so much of it, you don’t need to bring snacks. I liked having the 5k loop, but my only complaint about the course itself is right by the start/finish, there are a number of holes in the grassy area, so you need to watch your feet. Also, the start and finish become a little confusing when the 6 hour race ends, so be careful which lane you run into, so you don’t end your race before you want to. If you wish to drop before the time cutoff (which I did at 8 hours), then you can simply tell the person announcing and he will provide you with your medal. There is a tv screen by the start/finish area (inside a tent as far as I remember) where you can see your standing and how many loops you have completed.

    For swag, I liked the cotton shirt that I got, but I wish instead of a hoodie (which doesn’t make sense for summer anyways), that we could get a wind breaker or thin jacket instead. The hoodie is really big and heavy, and not really something I would wear. The medal was fantastic!

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    fdgorilla FIRST-TIMER '17

    The field is a park with nice view. Some places have shade so not too bad for a summer run. Fruits, energy bars, drinks were supplied in the finish area. … MORE

    The field is a park with nice view. Some places have shade so not too bad for a summer run.
    Fruits, energy bars, drinks were supplied in the finish area.
    What’s more, this race provided runners post race bbq, very delicious.

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    sfdahliagirl REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This race is a PARTY!!! First time running it I got my 1st 50K and each year I come back for the running and the fun. Bring a tent /pop … MORE

    This race is a PARTY!!! First time running it I got my 1st 50K and each year I come back for the running and the fun. Bring a tent /pop up or just share with your neighbors because this race is a MUST!!!!

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    shassler88 FIRST-TIMER '17

    This race follows a loop course around the Point Pinole Regional Park. It's mostly level, with two minor ascents over the ridge that makes up the spine of the park. … MORE

    This race follows a loop course around the Point Pinole Regional Park. It’s mostly level, with two minor ascents over the ridge that makes up the spine of the park. I enjoyed the constantly changing scenery across the Bay (ships, tidal variations, weather and lighting). It was a typically well organized Brazen Racing event, with plenty of support. I liked receiving a sweatshirt as swag, I already have way too many t-shirts, like every other runner. Finally, there was an error in my final distance, and Brazen was able to fix it simply and quickly via email.

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    jmohr FIRST-TIMER '17

    not only can you compete with others but you can push yourself to increase your goals. saw some good sportsmanship also. a man fell towards the end of the course … MORE

    not only can you compete with others but you can push yourself to increase your goals.
    saw some good sportsmanship also. a man fell towards the end of the course where it was uneven. everyone stopped to be sure he was ok and then we ran together to the end. no one knew anyone but we just thought it would be good to be sure he was ok.

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    WildmanCAL FIRST-TIMER '17

    The Dirty Dozen 12- & 6-hour endurance run, put on by the amazing folks at Brazen Racing, is like an all-day party. Runners and their families come early to setup … MORE

    The Dirty Dozen 12- & 6-hour endurance run, put on by the amazing folks at Brazen Racing, is like an all-day party. Runners and their families come early to setup pop-up tents & camping chairs as a place to rest or, in most cases, cheer the runners on as they run/walk/hike a 3.37 mile loop at Point Pinole in San Pablo, CA. Runners can either sign-up for a 12- or 6-hour endurance run. Brazen also offers a morning 5k or 10k AND an afternoon 5k or 10k. So many choices to run! AND…the 12 & 6 hour runners can add the 5k or 10k to their run to can a BONUS medal!

    What stands out most for this event is how well organized and prepared Brazen Racing is for the athletes. The aid stations are spread out at the half-way point on the 3.37 mile loop and at the beginning/end of the loop. There is plenty to eat & drink at each aid station as well a BBQ being hosted for runners during the day. The main aid station at the beginning not only has the regular assortment of water, electrolyte drinks, pretzels, chips, candy, cookies, fruit, etc. but they are also cooking up quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, Nutella & banana sandwiches, bacon, and more. Pickles & potatoes are available for those seeking salty or briny foods!

    The course is well-marked with virtually no way to get lost.

    Music is playing all day and kids who join their families are playing at the playground.

    The staff & volunteers are super friendly, always asking how & what they can do to assist the athletes during their run.

    The Dirty Dozen race is simply an amazing event. I would highly recommend it to any seeking to have a GREAT time at a race.

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    M_Sohaskey Aug 18, 2017 at 11:45am

    Congrats, Craig! So jealous – this sounds like such a phenomenal race and, though my timing hasn't worked out yet, I'd love to run it. Who knew running for 12… MORE

    Congrats, Craig! So jealous – this sounds like such a phenomenal race and, though my timing hasn't worked out yet, I'd love to run it. Who knew running for 12 hours straight could be such a gas? Thanks for the awesome review, and hope to see you out there next year! LESS

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    RC.Jennings FIRST-TIMER '17

    It was very relaxing having people streaming past or passing people the whole 6 hours. Just a great day and food was plentiful and tasty (with a BBQ too). Great … MORE

    It was very relaxing having people streaming past or passing people the whole 6 hours. Just a great day and food was plentiful and tasty (with a BBQ too). Great music, free race photos, and fun changing signs on the course (thanks Oscar).

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    marisa.sullivan FIRST-TIMER '17

    This run was incredible! The scenery was right on the water for the first quarter and then you wind in and out of the "forest" along a dirt path. There … MORE

    This run was incredible! The scenery was right on the water for the first quarter and then you wind in and out of the “forest” along a dirt path. There are rolling hills but nothing that was to steep to not be able to run it. Won’t be a record breaking time but it was a fun course! The post race celebration was a blast; catering from Slow Hand BBQ Pleasant Hill was awesome!

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    iouziz FIRST-TIMER '17

    There is no there race like Brazen Dirty Dozen...I Love the environment and the variety of food. There is not place that makes you feel more welcome as the staff … MORE

    There is no there race like Brazen Dirty Dozen…I Love the environment and the variety of food. There is not place that makes you feel more welcome as the staff and volunteers were super helpeful.

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