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Overall Rating (46 Reviews)
4.8
(46 Ratings)(46 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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    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 hours straight could be such a gas? Thanks for the awesome review, and hope to see you out there next year!

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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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    kaydeearr VOLUNTEER '17

    Okay, anyone who lives near the Bay needs to check out Brazen Racing. I have done a lot of races in my time, and Brazen puts on the best races … MORE

    Okay, anyone who lives near the Bay needs to check out Brazen Racing. I have done a lot of races in my time, and Brazen puts on the best races out there. For starters, you can’t beat the price. They always have several distances to choose from (usually 5k, 10k and half marathon). Their shirts are cute (and you can choose between cotton or tech) and their medals are super creative – even the age group medals! They always have a lot of volunteers (because when you volunteer, you get a free race credit) so there is lots of support on the course. Plus, their aid stations are very well stocked (food, Gu, electrolytes, first aid) and their finish line food spread is amazing! Some races give you a banana and chips and you leave feeling light-headed. Not Brazen – they have several tables full of candy, fruit, bagels, chips, and even IT’S ITS!!! Do yourself a favor, sign up for a race today! http://www.BrazenRacing.com

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    The race is at the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline and consists of running as many big loops (3.37 miles) as you can in 12 hours. In the final hour, they … MORE

    The race is at the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline and consists of running as many big loops (3.37 miles) as you can in 12 hours. In the final hour, they open a small loop (0.6 mile).

    The course is pretty — you start under the Brazen Racing arch, running down Dirty Dozen Alley — a long row of runners’ pop up tents, then by the shoreline (warmest and most exposed section), then some small hills to get to Aid Station 2, then through eucalyptus groves, then downhill through a prairie, then back to the finish line/arch and Aid Station 1. The volunteers at the aid stations were amazing!

    By ultramarathon standards, the course is relatively flat and very runnable. There are a few inclines, but they seem to get steeper and longer with each loop.

    I took advantage of the aid stations — AS1 was at the festival area and AS2 was about halfway around the big loop. AS1 served all kinds of goodies throughout the day, including pancakes, bacon, nutella-and-banana crepes, bacon cheese quesadillas, and pizza, besides the usual aid station fare. Aid Station 2 had more standard fare.

    It was warm when we started at 7am. I believe it got up to the low 90s. Thankfully, there was a cool breeze for most of the day. At both aid stations, I took advantage of buckets of water and sponges and doused myself.

    Each time you complete a loop and pass through the arch, Sam would call out your name. The whole race has a warm and festive feel to it. When you are done, you receive a finishers medal (Brazen Racing always gives out beautiful medals). There are also special age group medals given to the top 3 men and women in each age group. Finally, the 6- and 12-Hour finishers receive a really nice hoodie. Cool swag for everyone! Oh, and a complimentary BBQ!

    This is such a great and safe place to test your limits, try for a distance PR, or just hang out and have fun with the trail running community. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

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