Our Third Annual Guide to Outdoor Recreation 

From leisurely walking tours to a brisk swim from Alcatraz, the highlights of the season's recreational sports calendar.

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Saturday, August 21

Downtown Walking Tours of Oakland See June 23 listing.

Family Sundown Safari at the Oakland Zoo See June 26 listing.

Fifteenth Annual Angel Island: 12K, 25K Course consists of a very hilly loop trail run circumnavigating Angel Island with panoramic vistas of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate. No dogs. $28 entry by August 17, $33 after. No race-day entry. Charter ferry from Tiburon departs at 8:30 a.m. Ferry ticket included in entry fee. Race starts at 9 a.m. Contact info@envirosports.com; 415-868-1829; Envirosports.com. Register early: race could fill before race day.

No Attitudes Allowed Beach Doubles Volleyball Tournament See July 17 listing.

San Francisco Safari Disc Golf Tournament and Games Festival A two-day, three-course tournament. Played on courses Safari East and Safari West, temporary eighteen-hole courses, and Marx Meadow, the new permanent course in Golden Gate Park (twelve permanent baskets, six temporary). Ace contest, CTP, skins match, team tournament, and other side activities. Volunteers are needed to help set up the 49 temporary baskets and will receive free event merchandise. Registration is $90 pro, $80 pro master, $70 pro women and grand master, $60 amateur I, $50 amateur II, $55 amateur master, $40 amateur women; add $5 if you're not a PDGA member. Registration at 8 a.m., tee off at 9 a.m. Contact: Edwin Dissosway, 510-769-9797, SFDiscGolf.net

Tri for Fun #3 See July 17 listing.

Sunday, August 22

Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon 24th Annual 1.5-mile straight swim from Alcatraz to Crissy Field, seven-mile run from Crissy Field over the Golden Gate Bridge, then return. Relay or go it solo. Register before July 4 and it's $99 for the aquathlon, $124 for a relay, and $79 just for the swim. Race starts at 8:00 a.m.. 650-359-3773. OceanSwims.com/us/alcatraz04.html

Mermaid Triathlon and Duathlon for Women Triathlon: 0.25-mile swim, 11-mile bike, 2.5-mile run; duathlon: 1.5-mile run, 11-mile bike, 2.5-mile run. Swim is parallel to the beach in Monterey Bay; the bike is a loop on mostly easy, rolling hills (paved); and the run is on both packed dirt and pavement. $70 individual (register before August 1), $120 three-person relay, $35 individual under eighteen; no relays in the duathlon, $40 individual, $20 under 18. Fee includes T-shirt and postrace party. At the Monterey Bay Academy in Santa Cruz. Register at MermaidTriathlon.com, 831-465-6517, or info@bythebeachproductions.com

TriOne Triathlon Two courses: The sprint or the international (longer and slower) course. The sprint is a 0.75K swim, 13K bike, 5K run; the international (which can also be done as a relay) is a 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run. Registration fees are $65 individual for the sprint, $85 individual for the international, and $135 team for the international relay. You must have a valid USA Triathlon number or pay a $9 race-day fee. In Alameda at the Harbor Bay Isle Ferry Landing. 7:00 a.m.. There will be a party afterwards. Proceeds benefit the Bay Area ALS Association and the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research. info@trione.org or TriOne.org/homeframes.htm

Tuesday, August 24

DSE San Bruno Mountain: 1/2 Marathon, 5K Handicap Half-marathon starts 8:30 a.m., 5K at 9:30 a.m. at San Bruno Mountain State Park in Daly City. Spectacular views of the entire Bay Area; race is on a dirt track, very low-key. $10 and $5 respectively, $15 and $5 on race day. Contact George Rehmet at rehmet@earthlink.net or 650-992-9120; DSERunners.com

Tuesday Teatime Trekkers See June 29 listing.

Wednesday, August 25 Downtown Walking Tours of Oakland See June 23 listing.

Friday, August 27 Critical Mass in SF See June 25 listing.

Night Dives See July 30 listing.

Saturday, August 28 Downtown Walking Tours of Oakland See June 23 listing.

UC Santa Cruz Challenge Four Miles Women's start, 9 a.m.; men's, 9:45 a.m. Fee of $10/$15 late registration. Beautiful cross-country course. Starts on large grass field (UC Santa Cruz East Field House) with views of Monterey Bay, rolling dirt trails through redwood trees and meadows. Some challenging hills with finish on same grassy field. Contact Arturo Rodriguez at arturorod@prodigy.net or 831-471-9444. Wednesday, September 1 Downtown Walking Tours of Oakland See June 23 listing.

Saturday, September 4

Boothill Half Marathon or 10K in Pescadero Start 9 a.m. at Native Sons Hall (fourteen miles south of Half Moon Bay). Mostly an out-and-back course, mainly flat with a roller-coaster area from miles three to nine. Race numbers NOT mailed; pick them up on race day. $20, $25 race day; includes T-shirt & age division awards. info@skyhighevents.com; 510-223-5778; TheSchedule.com

Downtown Walking Tours of Oakland See June 23 listing.

Historic Train Fair At Ardenwood Historic Farm this weekend, the authentic 1891 Best Steam Engine will be running, as will the rail-riding stories coming out of the hobo camp. There will be model railroads, equipment displays, and a working handcar to take rides on. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Turn right off Ardenwood Blvd., 510-796-0663.

Sunday, September 5

DSE Potrero Hill 4M 9 a.m. at 17th and Arkansas sts. in San Francisco. $2, $5 nonmembers; race-day entry permitted. DSERunners.com or 415-978-0837.

Twelfth Annual Bear Valley Triathlon Race includes a 600-yard swim, a 10.5-mile bike ride, and a 3.4-mile run. Post-race barbecue at the Tamarack Lodge on Highway 4. Nonparticipants can attend the barbecue for $7. Race starts at 10:00 a.m. Check-in and race-day registration opens 8:30 a.m. Bear Lake in Bear Valley Village. OnYourMarkEvents.com


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