Being that it is St. Patrick's Day weekend and that we are in Dublin, our city does a parade in the morning that will lead to some street closures near the high school beginning at 7:00 AM until 11:30 AM.  Here are alternative directions to avoid the street closures:
    1. If you are coming from the NORTH - Take 680 SOUTH.  Take the ALCOSTA BLVD exit.  At the exit, make a LEFT onto SAN RAMON VALLEY BLVD.  Turn LEFT on ALCOSTA BLVD.  Turn RIGHT on VILLAGE PARKWAY.  Turn LEFT on BRIGHTON DRIVE and the track & field stadium will be on your left.

    2. If you are coming from the EAST - Take 580 WEST.  Take the HOPYARD RD/DOUGHERTY RD exit.  At the exit, make a RIGHT onto DOUGHERTY ROAD.  Turn LEFT on AMADOR VALLEY BLVD.  Turn RIGHT on BRIGHTON DRIVE and the track & field stadium will be on your right.

    3. If you are coming from the SOUTH - Take 680 NORTH.  Take the ALCOSTA BLVD exit.  At the exit, make a RIGHT onto ALCOSTA BLVD.  Turn RIGHT on VILLAGE PARKWAY.  Turn LEFT on BRIGHTON DRIVE and the track & field stadium will be on your left.

    4. If you are coming from the WEST - Take 580 EAST.  Take the HOPYARD RD/DOUGHERTY RD exit.  At the exit make a LEFT onto DOUGHERTY ROAD.  Turn LEFT on AMADOR VALLEY BLVD.  Turn RIGHT on BRIGHTON DRIVE and the track & field stadium will be on your right.


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And the winner is.......PINK!


Records Already Broken in ’17:

92 schools attending (88 previous record)!

2162 student athletes entered (2000 previous record)!

2883 event entries (2657 previous record)!


Athletes, coaches and family members,


It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 Dublin Distance Fiesta (DDF). My team and I have been to many distance laden meets over the years, but their absolute favorite is the DDF.


Since 2006, I have also interviewed many of the top distance runners in Northern California on my blog (www.crosscountryexpress.com), and the answer to the question about their favorite Track and Field invitational is almost always, the “Fiesta”.


If this is your first year attending the DDF, you may be curious as to why this meet is so popular. You don’t have to look much further than the meet director and Dublin HS coach, Chris Williams.


Chris will be very easy to spot hustling around in his distinctive and colorful outfits. Over his 10 years as meet director, Williams has supercharged and perfected this meet so that every competitor today will have an opportunity to pursue a new personal record as well as one of those prestigious top three T-Shirts.


The fastest heats for each event (1600, 800, 3200 and Distance Medley Relay (DMR)) get their own music and hyped up introduction by Coach Williams. The top two finishers in the 1600 and 800 races will qualify for the Arcadia Invitational. The top two runners in the fastest 3200 races will qualify for the Arcadia Invitational Section. The winners of the DMRs will qualify for the Arcadia Invite as well.


But wait, there is more! The fastest competitors in the final heat of each event, which will include some of the fastest distance runners in California, will all compete for the greatest prize of all at the DDF, the sombrero! The winning DMR teams as well as their coaches will also win the coveted lids.


I want to personally thank the many volunteers from the Dublin HS community that work tirelessly, many behind the scenes. I want to thank the 92 head coaches and their capable assistants that made their way to Dublin today with their 2162 athletes. A special thank you goes out to starter Doug Griffith who will capably fill in for our usual starter Bob Shor and his incredibly loud starting gun.


Best of luck goes out to all the competitors today. As a member or honorary member of the distance running community, you have your moment to shine and feed off the incredible energy that is the Dublin Distance Fiesta.


Albert Caruana

Crystal Springs Uplands School

Cross Country Express

California MileSplit


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Arcadia Qualifier...IN ALL EVENTS!

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DUBLIN DISTANCE FIESTA

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