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.
7/11/20: Trail work day (limited to 10 people due to COVID)
2020 PA MUT Grand Prix
Did you know? QRC has a trail / ultra running team that competes in the PA MUT Running Grand Prix.
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After much consideration and deliberation, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the Quicksilver Endurance Runs. We considered several strategies for holding a safe event on Oct 3rd, including reducing the field, staggering starts, limiting crews, and more. We know how many of you are missing racing. We took our responsibility to produce an event for our community very seriously. But in the end, we realized that, no matter what we did, we could not guarantee the race would happen in a safe environment for the runners and the volunteers. Despite all the extra work, some at the cost of the overall experience, there is no way to be sure that we could secure and keep our permits come October 3rd. And even then, the event would not likely live up to what you have come to expect from us. On July 22nd California surpassed New York for the highest number of aggregate COVID-19 cases in the country and we reached a record number of new daily cases, with close to 13,000 Californians testing positive. San Jose is among 12 cities in the country that is experiencing a worrisome COVID-19 uptick. Given these trends it is very unlikely that we will get our 3 permits any time soon if at all. Let’s hope that the situation will be better next year!
We are offering all the registered runners a 100% credit for the race in 2021 (mark your calendar for May 8th 2021) or 2022: you don’t have to do anything right now and you will automatically receive your 100% credit when you sign up in 2021 or 2022. You will receive an email on Nov 1st 2020 when we open the race to the 2021 registered runners and you’ll see your 100% credit in Ultrasignup when you register. You will have until Nov 8th to register and get in for sure. If we are below capacity (some of you may elect to run in 2022), we will open general registration on Nov 9th and have a waitlist. If you prefer to run in 2022, wait until you receive an email on Nov 1st 2021 to register and you’ll see your 100% credit.
Stay safe and we hope to see you in 2021,
Pierre Couteau and Loren Lewis
Quicksilver 100K/50K Co-RDs
Youth Team Update - 07/8/20
Quicksilver Running Club Youth Team practices have started up and are organized based on COVID-19 restrictions, protocols and guidance provided by the state and Santa Clara County. To provide a safe practice environment, the Youth Team is limiting participants to Middle School and High School age. They practice 3 days a week for about 1:30 - for current schedule you can check at: https://qrcyouthrunningteam.shutterfly.com/calendar
Prior to practice the COVID-19 protocols are discussed and temperatures are checked. If athletes have any symptoms related to COVID-19, they will not be allowed to practice. Athletes should bring a mask with them for use prior to and after runs and to use when running near other trail users.
For more information (incl. times) you can contact one of the coaches - email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Trail Work Days
We resumed trail work days on 7/11/20 with a small group to respect physical distancing. Stay tuned for the next date.
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.
Please contact Coach Laura if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 for the 2021 race!
WSER Duncan Canyon Aid Station Video
Check out this cool video put together by Jacob Allenstein, one of our Duncan Canyon volunteers...