From Hwy 101 in Marin, go west 2.5 miles on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. toward San Anselmo. Turn left onto College Ave. in Kentfield. Proceed one quarter mile to race venue. 5K and 10K start on Kent Ave. Use College of Marin parking lots along College Ave. Parking is also available in the stadium parking lot but you will not be able to leave until 9:30 if runners are still on the course. DO NOT PARK IN THE WOODLANDS CENTER. YOU WILL BE TOWED!!!!
The Don Ritchie 5K is a new event dating from 2010. It is dedicated to the memory of Don Ritchie, a long time Tamalpa Runner and Marin County educator, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2009. The walk/run event is a fund-raiser for pancreatic cancer research at the UCSF Medical Center. Other beneficiaries include the Marin County high school athletic programs: the MCAL Track and Field Championships, the MCAL Cross Country Championships, and the San Rafael Twilight Relays.
Youth Track Races
The Youth Track Races are open to all kids age 12 or under. Distances are chosen to be appropriate for each age group, starting with a 50 yard dash for toddlers accompanied by a parent, up to a mile run for the older kids. One $5 entry fee entitles a child to as many events as desired. It's fun to be part of and fun to watch! A great photo-op, too. All kids get runner numbers, participation ribbons, and other cool souvenirs. Register your kids in advance by mail, online, or on race day.
Marin 10K Course RecordsWomen: April Powers, 33:26, 1988Men: Phillemon Hanneck, 28:45, 1994
$30/$35 after 5/18. Youth $5 w/o shirt.
Additional Date Information8am-5K; 8:30-10K; 10:00-Youth Races
Online DonationsClick here to donate to 2011 Marin Memorial Day Races -- Don Ritchie 5K
Click here to donate to 2011 Marin Memorial Day Races -- Lori Cohen