The 10th Annual Lynch Canyon Trail Run has earned a reputation as the perfect combination of challenge and fun, and the toughest trail run in Solano County. The 5K, 10K, and half marathon races all start at 8 a.m. on Sat. June 3. Over 300 runners have already signed up at www.lynchcanyontrailrun.org. These runners are coming from six different states and internationally, and they range in age from 8 to 80. Whether they are racing to win, running for fun, or both, they will be challenged on the steep hills and treated to frequent aid stations with cheerful volunteers. All routes are 100 percent trail, with about 85 percent wide track and 15 percent single track, and spectacular views.
The 5K, 10K, and half marathon runs are expected to sell out during the month of May, so pre-registration is encouraged now at www.lynchcanyontrailrun.org for $40, $60, or $70, respectively. All proceeds support public access and improvements at Lynch Canyon. Pre-registrants receive a custom-designed event t-shirt on race day. Half marathon finishers also receive a one-of-a-kind finisher’s medal.
The Community Hike also starts at 8 a.m. It is completely free and there is no pre-registration. Over fifty people hike the 2.5-mile loop as slow or fast as they like. They walk a wide dirt trail alongside a creek toward a reservoir, then go 400 feet uphill to reach the highest point of the hike. At the top, volunteers cheer them on and give them a certificate recognizing their achievement.
The runs and hike are a great way to celebrate National Trails Day and to start National Great Outdoors Month!
Participants arrive between 6:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. for check-in and are encouraged to carpool; parking is limited.
Bring family and friends, but no pets. For the protection of Lynch Canyon’s wildlife and free-range cattle, dogs and other pets are not allowed.
For more information about the Lynch Canyon Trail Run and Community Hike, visit www.solanolandtrust.org, www.lynchcanyontrailrun.org, or call 707-709-9023.
Lynch Canyon is at 3100 Lynch Road, near McGary Road, between the cities of Vallejo and Fairfield. From Interstate-80, exit American Canyon/Hiddenbrooke or Red Top Road, and follow signs to Lynch Canyon.
Lynch Canyon is owned by Solano Land Trust and is part of the Solano County Parks system. Solano Land Trust protects land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land. For more information about Solano Land Trust, its upcoming events and to make a donation, visit www.solanolandtrust.org. Solano County Parks are natural recreational sites where you can pursue healthy and fun outdoor activities. For more information about the Solano County Parks system and upcoming events, visit www.solanocounty.com/parks.