RTDS = 2 The Naval Weapons Station in Concord California has been known as a mystery to many civilians, that is until now. For the first time ever, runners are [...]
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The Naval Weapons Station in Concord California has been known as a mystery to many civilians, that is until now. For the first time ever, runners are going to get an opportunity to run or walk through this once off-limits area, which served our country during several wars in our nations past. Join us on May 27th 2017 in Downtown Concord California’s Todos Santos Plaza as we salute those who have given their lives for American Freedom.
This is a fairly flat out and back half marathon with two-thirds of the half marathon being run on dirt for a gentler grind on your legs. This course takes runners from the downtown Concord area up Willow Pass and into the Naval Weapons Station, formerly used as a munitions base for several of the wars our nation fought in. Commonly referred to as Bunker City, where runners turn around is met with a small incline where runners will get an incredible panoramic view of the installation. This part of the course up until now, this has been strictly off-limits to civilians.
Upon exiting the Weapons Station, runners will run back down Willow Pass and finish at Todos Santos Plaza where they will be given a commemorative medal of our armed forces and will enjoy our post race festival in the park.
(Saturday) 6:00 am - 2:00 pm