Recreation Calendar 

Our annual guide to Northern California's summer recreation season.

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Dammit Run This annual five-mile race, now in its 41st year, starts on the Los Gatos High School track, travels alongside a creek, progresses over a series of wooded hills, and finishes with a downhill descent and another flat. Proceeds benefit Los Gatos High School. Sat., Aug. 9, at 20 High School Ct., Los Gatos. 8:30 a.m., $30-$50.

Golden Gate Du As a triathlon alternative, try a duathlon short course (two-mile run, 22-mile bike, 1.8-mile run) or long course (3.6-mile run, 40-mile bike, 3.4-mile run). Or run/walk a 3.6-mile course. Relay option available. All take place at the San Pablo Reservoir, Orinda entrance. Sat., Aug. 9. 8 a.m., $25-$90.

Iron Hills Youth Triathlon Features various distances and age categories for kids fifteen and under. The swim portion is held in a 25-yard pool, the bike portion takes place on paved and dirt roads within CSD Community Park, and the run is on grass fields with some paved stretches. Sat., Aug. 9, at 1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills. 8:30 a.m., $40-$50.

Lake Tahoe Sharkfest Swim Sharks in Lake Tahoe? Nope. But this one-mile open-water swim will still put you to the test. Youth and adult divisions. Sun., Aug. 24, at Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe. 8:30 a.m., $30-$70.

Lake Tahoe Triathlon This two-day event offers a bevy of options: open-water swim, duathlon (run-bike-run), and sprint-, Olympic-, and half-distance triathlons. All take place at Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park. The bike courses are paved, while the runs are on both trails and roads. Relay option available. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 23-24. 7 a.m., $76-$261.

Marin Century and Mt. Tam Double Six fully supported routes ranging from 30 to 200 miles and attracting more than 3,100 riders from the Bay Area and beyond. None of the events are considered races, and there will be no winners named. Sponsored by the Marin Cyclists bike club; proceeds benefit nonprofits. Sat., Aug. 2, at 50 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael. 5 a.m., $50-$105.

Mt. Shasta Summit Century Bike Ride Organizers promise challenging climbs, breathtaking views, and lightly traveled rural roads. Distances include 30 miles, 60 miles, 100 miles, and a "super century" at 138 miles and 16,500 feet of elevation gain. Sun., Aug. 3, at Mt. Shasta City Park, 1315 Nixon Rd. 5:30 a.m., $40-$90.

Race Thru the Redwoods 10K No surprises here: Run 6.2 miles through the redwoods of Henry Cowell State Park in Felton. There's also a one-mile kids' fun run, preceded by a pancake breakfast. Limited to seven hundred entrants. Sun., Aug. 17. 8:10 a.m., $15-$30.

Salt Point Trail Run Held in Salt Point State Park on the Sonoma County coast, this race features distances of 9K, 15K, 26K, and 50K. Sandstone cliffs, kelp-speckled coves, tide pools, pygmy forests, and panoramic views await. Sat., Aug. 2. 8:30 a.m., $35-$80.

San Francisco 50 & 100 Mile Endurance Runs The name says it all: Run one or two laps on a 25-mile loop through the Marin Headlands with views of Tiburon, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Sat., Aug. 2, at Rodeo Beach, Sausalito. 7 a.m., $90-$200.

Skyline 50K Endurance Run This scenic and moderately hilly loop course travels through East Bay regional parks from Lake Chabot Marina to Skyline Gate in the Oakland hills and returns along the Skyline National Recreation Trail — with plenty of single-track trails and ridgeline running. Post-race barbecue and pig roast. Sun., Aug. 3, at the Lake Chabot Marina. 7 a.m., $80-$90.

Summer Breeze Take your pick: half-marathon, 10K, or 5K — all of which are flat, fast, and scenic, and travel along the bay shoreline in San Leandro and Hayward. Sat., Aug. 2, at San Leandro Marina Park. 8 a.m., $34-$65.

The Town's Half Marathon A new half-marathon takes you on a scenic tour through Oakland: through Jack London Square, around Lake Merritt, and down Piedmont Avenue and Broadway, ending at City Hall. Sat., Aug. 16, at Frank Ogawa Plaza. 7 a.m., $79-$109.


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