On Your Mark ...
The Annual Jail Break Run to benefit Special Olympics Athletes
Dublin – The runners have not passed the
County Jail or Iron Triangle, negotiated the six switchbacks up the
water tower hill or cruised through scenario village but training has
begun. The Sheriff’s Office SWAT team is preparing to set the pace as
the runners begin the 5K/10K event with a lap around the Santa Rita
County Jail. The City of Dublin will host approximately 500 runners and
walkers at the Jail Break Run.
The event is coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for
Special Olympics Northern California. The Jail Break Run will be held at
8:00am on Sunday (see application for date) at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
Regional Training Center located at 6289 Madigan Road in Dublin.
Captain Brian Masterson of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will be
presenting awards to the winners of each category. The Sheriff’s Office
expects more runners at this year’s event as this community event has
grown from its humble beginnings in 2002.
Special Olympics of Northern California and the Alameda County Sheriff’s
Office have been making a major push to get more high school and college
athletic programs to participate. The Sheriff’s Office has opened its
Regional Training Center for this event, which has seen a strong family
presence at the Jail Break Run.
USA Track and Field have certified both the Jail Break Run courses.
Advanced race registration fees are $25.00 and day of event registration
is $30.00. Registration includes a unique t-shirt. For fee information
specific to this year's event , please see the application.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office believes that by utilizing different
methods of community outreach to schools, colleges, health clubs, and
media we can partnership with our communities to support Special
Olympics Programs. Together, we can enhance the quality of life for our
athletes by raising funds and public awareness of Special Olympics
For more information, call
(209) 795-7832 or