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Quicksilver Running Club

Running with mountain lions since 1983

Club Mission

The Quicksilver Running Club of San Jose California, also known as QRC, was established to promote physical well-being and friendships through running.

Additionally, it has a purpose that reaches beyond the club, into our community, to promote Healthy Kids through trail running, and Trail Advocacy by expanding the accessibility of trails.

Club Events

  • 12/24/19: Christmas Eve Run
  • 5/9/20: Quicksilver 100K/50K
  • 6/27/20: Volunteer at the Western States 100 Duncan Canyon Aid Station

2020 PA MUT Grand Prix

Did you know? QRC has a trail / ultra running team that competes in the PA MUT Running Grand Prix.

Interested? More info

January Trail Work Day - Sat. 1/25 10:30AM

Hello QRC runners! If you need volunteer trail hours, you are in luck. The first work day will be January 25, 2020, meeting at 10:30AM (not 8:00AM!) and working until 2:30PM. We will meet at Web Canyon at 10:30AM.

You will want to bring gloves and clothing to protect yourself from ticks and poison oak. The ticks are out in full force right now. Please email Jim Yates at jyates1006@gmail.com if you are planning on being a part of the trail work team.


Quicksilver Endurance Runs - Less than 100 spots left for 50K

Registration for our Quicksilver Endurance Runs races is open.


The 100K filled up in 4 days but you can put your name on the wait list. There are still a few remaining spots for the 50K. Register soon!

Date: Saturday May, 9, 2020. More details.

Youth Running at Quicksilver

Since 2014 the Quicksilver Running Club (QRC) of San Jose has a youth running program for ages 8 to 18 to provide a safe and enjoyable way for local youth to run and train together.

  • Open to all children (8-18 years old). Younger children are welcome with parents.
  • All coaches are USATF registered and include a USATF Level 1 Certified coach.
  • The minimum cost to join for the year is as low as $10/year.


Please contact Coach Laura if you have any questions: braunla99@yahoo.com

Christmas Eve Run

The annual QRC Christmas Eve Run at Quicksilver County Park happened on 12/24. We had a great turnout. Thanks to all runners who joined the event.

Western States Designated Runner

Congrats to Jill Cole for winning this year's club lottery for the Western States designated runner. Also good luck to our Ultra team captain Loren Lewis after winning an entry in the main lottery! Happy training!

WSER Duncan Canyon Aid Station Video

Check out this cool video put together by Jacob Allenstein, one of our Duncan Canyon volunteers...

Qualifying Race

The Quicksilver 100K race is a Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run qualifier as well as a UTMB qualifier (4 pts)


Did you know?

The Quicksilver Running Club donates part of the proceeds from our races to organizations that tie with our mission. This year's proceeds go to 4 organizations that we care about.

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