Valley Park, Martinez CA The
home course for the College Park Falcons, Hidden Valley Park is
also the site of the Ed Sias Invitational and the DAL Championships. Moderately hilly, with only a few areas of truly
level terrain, the course is mostly dirt trail with one 600m section
of pavement and both the start and finish on grass. "Finale" hill, a 100m steep and rocky climb,
greets competitors a quarter mile out from the finish.
Park DLS INVITE, Concord CA This
is the Newhall Park course configuration for the DLS Invitational. Overall, terrain and race times
suggest this course is comparable to the State Meet course in Woodward
Park. The starting line is located on the south east soccer field.
The course is mostly flat gravel trail, some grass sections, with
one significant hill about 1400m into the race, followed by a steep
descent at the 2000m mark. From then on it's a track meet to the
Park TRADITIONAL, Concord CA This
is the traditional Newhall Park cross country course, in use since the early 1970's. While
the terain is identical to the DLS course, the start and finish
lines are located in the center of the park on the grass behind
the "dog park." The course is mostly flat gravel trail,
some grass sections, with one significant hill about 1000m into
the race, followed by a steep descent at the 1500m mark. The second
and third miles are essentially on the same loop.
Canyon Middel School, Castro Valley CA The
home course for the Castro Valley Trojans, site of the Trojan Inviational, this course has several challenging hills after is loops around the large athletic fields. Start is fron the center of the football field, with the finish on the dirt track.
Haggin Oaks Golf, Folsom CA Site of the Capital Cross Challenge, this course is entirely on the farways of the golf course, with long straightaways and barely any elevation change. This course is begging you to set a PR.
Cliffs Recreation Area, Dublin CA The
home course of Dublin, as well as EBAL power Amador Valley. The course starts
on grass near the lake shore, then follows a paved path briefly before
hitting dirt trails that loop around the open space. Some mild elevation
changes with long stretches of flat.
Hayward Highschool, Hayward The 3.0 mile course used for the North Coast Section Championships annually since 1999. The course has long straighaways accross the expansive athletic fields of the campus. The looping course has one steady hill that is repeated twice.
Park , Fresno CA The
course is 5000 meters. The start and finish are on a wide grass
area. The rest of the trails are hard packed dirt with a couple
of short streches on asphalt. It has mild ups and downs over rolling
hills with one steep short hill. Many major cross country meets
have been run on this course, including Footlocker, the CIF State
Meet, Clovis Invitational, Roughrider Invitational and the JC State Championships.