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

Sunday, August 8

Alcatraz XXIV Escape from the Rock 1.5-mile swim, 2.5-mile run, 13-mile bike, 7.5-mile run. $200 per individual for complete triathlon, $85 per individual for the swim only. Register early or miss out; for everyone who didn't register in time for the Alcatraz Sharkfest, the swim-only is for you. 7:00 a.m. at Alcatraz Island. 415-868-1829. Envirosports.com

Gift of Life 5K and Concourse Mile Run/Walk: San Francisco Benefits Gift of Life Transplant House. Starts 8:30 a.m. at JFK Drive near Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park. $25; $30 if both events. SASE: People Events, 528 Larch Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080; 650-291-8531; PeopleEvents.org

Moonlight on the Mountain Dine on Mount Diablo under the full moon. For $150 enjoy a catered dinner with hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music, live and silent auctions, and a great view. Proceeds go to Save Mount Diablo. For reservations call 925-947-3535. SaveMountDiablo.org

Sandman Triathlon: Seacliff State Beach Near Aptos. Half-mile swim, fifteen-mile bike on B-loop, 4.2-mile run, out and back on beach. 9 a.m. start. Fees ($60 individual/$100 team) include T-shirt and race bag; no race-day registration, limit 500. Must be USAT member or purchase a one-day membership. Preregister online at Active.com; more info at SCSLA.org. E-mail alay027@yahoo.com or call 831-238-2863.

Second Sunday Stroll in Crockett See July 11 listing.

Tuesday, August 10

Tuesday Teatime Trekkers See June 29 listing.

Wednesday, August 11

Downtown Walking Tours of Oakland See June 23 listing.

Friday, August 13 Critical Mass in Berkeley See July 9 listing.

Saturday, August 14

Dammit Run: Five Miles Starts 8:30 a.m. at Los Gatos HS Track; rough, rocky, dirt trails, loop paved, hills. $30 with T-shirt ($10 without), $40 ($20 without) after August 12. Bruce Springbett, 220 Oak Meadow Dr., Los Gatos, 95032; 408-354-7365.

Downtown Walking Tours of Oakland See June 23 listing.

Folsom Mountain Bike Sprint Triathlon Five-hundred-yard swim, ten-mile bike, 3.1-mile run. Swim is a loop in Lake Natoma; mountain bike and run are on hilly dirt paths and fire trails. Awards three-deep in every age group (starting at 29 and under and going to seventy and up), for every level of experience. Postrace party. Register soon, as there are only four hundred spots available. Preregistration before July 10 is $70, $80 after; no relays. Packet pick-up and race-day registration starts at 6 a.m.; first wave begins race at 8 a.m.. Nimbus Flats State Park in Folsom, off Highway 50. JAProductions.com, 888-300-RACE.

Sunday, August 15

Bike Tours of Historic Oakland See July 18 listing.

Davis Kids' Triathlon For ages four to seventeen, a unique and safe event to introduce kids to triathlon events. Races designed differently for every age group; six and under do a 25-yard swim, one-mile bike, and quarter-mile run. Fifteen to seventeen do a 200-yard swim, four-mile bike, and two-mile run. First heat (fifteen to seventeen group) starts at 8 a.m.; at the UC Davis Schaal Aquatic Center. Entry fee $30 per child, $25 per additional sibling; includes a T-shirt, water bottle, a kids' meal at Chevy's in Dixon, and a finisher's medal. Register at ChangeofPace.com or 530-757-2012.

Folsom International Triathlon Racers from all over the world are invited to race the 1.5K swim, 40K bike, and 10K run on a flat and fast course. Entertainment for spectators and nonracers includes a climbing wall, live music, booths, catered food, and humorous announcers. Awards will be given for top three male and female teams and overall club top score; a beer and BBQ party will be put on by J&A Productions for the winning club. Each Tri-Club team member must register online for the Nor-Cal Tri-Club Championships. Register before July 10: $95 individual racer, $105 relay team; after July 10, $105/$150. No race-day registration; pick up your race packet on August 14. Race starts at 7:00 a.m. at Lake Natoma, Folsom. Nimbus Flats, California State Park. 866-300-RACE, JAProductions.com

Howell Mountain (Biking) Challenge Ten-Mile Loop/Pacific Union College. Check-in 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.. $35 registration after August 7, $30 before. One-day NORBA license sold race day for $5; pro and expert racers must buy a year's license for $50. Race begins 10:30 a.m. Course is hilly, with smooth-to-medium-rough trails, service roads, double- and single-track, lots of trees. $120 purse to first male and female finisher. Online registration on Active.com. 707-965-6346, mlhellie@puc.edu.

Tuesday, August 17

Tuesday Teatime Trekkers See June 29 listing. Wednesday, August 18

Downtown Walking Tours of Oakland See June 23 listing.

Thursday, August 19

Knobbers See July 22 listing.


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