5th annual Christmas Double Dec 17-18, 2016 Pleasanton DOUBLE RACING FESTIVAL Where: Pleasanton, California (30 minutes north of San Jose) Start/Finish: Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton)
"I loved everything about this race," says Dana Gonzales. "Kudos to the double team for organizing such a well-run fun and unique event which is a breath of fresh air to the running community," says Bertrand Newson.
Most Fun San Francisco Bay Area Christmas Running Event
Super fun events: 1.5 Mile Sprint Double Take a DOUBLE HIKE 5.5 Mile Double Pairs Competition
The featured event in Pleasanton is the 5th Annual Double Road Race 15k Challenge. Four world records have been set on this fast two-lap course. Runners first run a 10k, take a Halftime break and then run 5k. $10,000 of price money+ is on the line, paid out among all age-groups.
"Double Racing®, Double for short, is a sport consisting of two-stage running events. Participants first run the longer stage, take a halftime break and then run the second stage. Times are combined for scoring. Participants must complete both stages to get a time. The second stage starts 1 hour 45 minutes (restart) after the start of first leg.
New Performance medal for the Double 15k (photo left)
Double Racing® is spreading around the world. Mexico, Greece, Japan, Indonesia, Germany and United States. The Halftime in Pleasanton's is set up in the gym and outside at Hart Middle School as shown in photo. DO THE DOUBLE! Pleasanton - the home of Double Racing.
SANTA COSTUME CONTEST Christmas Double 8k Runner Show your Christmas spirit. Come dressed in costume and run, walk or hike in a Santa outfit. Prizes to the top three individual or groups. We will give each participant a Santa Hat. The fastest male and female (must wear more than just a Santa hat) in the Ujena Double 8k will win a $100 Ujena gift certificate.
Take A DOUBLE HIKE is a fun, untimed event for everyone. It will be good exercise and a great way to explore two of Pleasanton's parks. Our first leg is 3.3 miles long. It starts at Hart Middle School and will take you around Owen's Plaza Park. Hikers will return to Hart Middle School and have the chance to enjoy the Double halftime including being entertained with live music. (The second leg will start one hour and 45 minutes after the first.) ...more information
Make it a weekend in Pleasanton Come for the Double 15k Leaderboard and Ujena Fit Club Awards and Christmas Party Saturday night Dec 19 at 7pm Club Sport. Club Sport is right next door. Then run the Double the next morning. We have secured a special rate at our official hotel, DoubleTree Hilton. Click on photo to book your room. Our room block is filing up fast. Mention Double (DRR) when booking to get a sepcial rate.
NEW DOUBLE EVENT: Sprint Double 1.5 Mile (Mile+short halftime+Half) Dec 17th at Club Sport This is your chance to run the first official Sprint Double race. It will be held on Saturday at ClubSport (starting at 10am). First run one mile and then run a half mile (30 minute restart). Special award for winner in each ten year age-groups (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 plus). Special two-sided medal for all finishers. Trophy for best male and female time. Awards given out on Saturday at Club Sport at 7pm.
Bob Anderson's KIDS CUP DOUBLE 1.5 Mile One of the hightlights of the Pleasanton Double Racing Festrival is the Kids Cup Double. For kids 13 and under. Each kid gets a shirt and all finishers get a two-sided double medal. Age winners (4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13) get an additional performance medal. The fastest boy and girl will be presented with a special trophy.
"It all starts with the kids,": says Bob Anderson. "Running is one of the best forms of exercise. Our Kids Cup Double is a good challenge for all kids." Pleasanton Double Racing Festival benefits youth running!
MOST FIT DOUBLE TEAM The team with the most finishers between all of the Doubles in the competition will be awarded a special medal. When you sign up, be sure to enter your team name. Teams with 20 or more runners will be loaned a tent, table and two chairs. For additilnal informaiton contact Bob Anderson at 650-400-6643 or email@example.com
Event details and schedule
2016 Double Racing Festival Schedule
Saturday December 17, 2016 Where: ClubSport (7090 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton 94588) 10am - Sprint Double (Meet at ClubSport) 11:30am - 7pm Packet Pick Up and Late Registration (at ClubSport) 7:00pm Double Road Race Leaderboard Awards (ClubSport) 7:00pm Ujena Fit Club Annual Awards Presentation (ClubSport) 7:00pm Double Racing Christmas Party hosted by Double Runner Magazine (ClubSport)
Sunday December 18.2016 Where: Hart Middle School (4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588) 6:30am Same day registration and packet pickup for all races 8:00am Take A Double Hike (First leg 3.3 miles) 8:15am Double Road Race 10K leg (15k) 8:25am Double Road Race 5k leg (8k) 9:45am Take A Double Hike (Second leg 2.2 miles) 10:00am Double Road Race 5K leg (15k) 10:10am Double Road Race 3k leg (8k) 10:45am Bob Anderson's Kids Cup Mile Leg (1.5M) 11:15am Bob Anderson's Kids Cup 1/2 Mile Leg (1.5M) 11:30am Judging for the Costume Contest (In Gym) 11:45am Awards Ceremony for all races (In Gym)