This race is awesome! It’s situated at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park, located in the city of Richmond, across the boy from San Francisco.
It is on the site of a number of former explosives factories; the largest of these was operated by the Giant Powder Company, which was relocated to this relatively remote spot following accidental explosions at its former sites in San Francisco and at Albany Hill.
Giant had built the first dynamite manufacturing plant in the United States at a site known as Glen Canyon Park, which started up on March 19, 1898. On November 26, 1869, there was an explosion that destroyed every building on the site (including the fence around the plant).
The plant was forced to move farther away from heavily populated areas. Another explosion occurred at the Albany Hill plant in 1892, before Giant built its last plant in the lightly populated area of Pinole Point.
The 10K Race
For the entire course you have awesome views of the San Francisco bay all around the entire course, that we’re very close to the sea so it’s not hot! The race elevation is mostly flat, which makes it a really fun race!
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