Quicksilver Running Club

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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.

Trail News

4/18/20: Be careful on the New Almaden Trail in Almaden Quicksilver County Park: there have been 2 mountain lion sightings just south of the Webb Canyon intersection in a week's time. The ranger posted signs on the trail today. Avoid running there if you are alone.

Club Events

  • 10/03: Quicksilver 100K/50K

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

Quicksilver endurance runs: 10/03/2020

Date: 03/17/20

We are happy to announce that the Quicksilver 100K/50K race has been rescheduled to Saturday October 3, 2020. We’d like to thank all our partners, including the Santa Clara County Park and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for a quick turnaround in securing new permits, PAUSATF for allowing us to squeeze in between the other Grand Prix races, Ultrasignup for their great customer service, and our race committee for scrambling to make the race still possible this year. Again our number one priority is the safety of our runners and volunteers and we realize that there is still a risk associated with the coronavirus. We will closely monitor the pandemic and keep you posted.

If that new date works for you, you don’t have to do anything and you are automatically entered in the race on October 3, 2020. If you can’t make it, we decided to change our no-refund policy and will provide a 100% credit of your registration fee towards the May 8, 2021 race as long as you cancel by April 30, 2020. If you do not cancel by April 30, our usual cancellation policy will apply (50% credit until 3 months before the race, no refund or credit afterwards). In the event the coronavirus is still an issue, we will do our utmost to provide full or partial credit depending on our sunk cost at that time. 

How to cancel your 2020 registration: go to Ultrasignup.com, click on your name (top right), Registration history, Edit (next to Quicksilver), and Cancel registration at the bottom. You will be notified 1 week before we open registrations to the general public in November and when you sign up for the 2021 race, you will see your 100% credit.

Stay safe and we hope to see you in October!

Pierre Couteau and Loren Lewis

Quicksilver 100K/50K Co-RDs

COVID-19 Update - Quicksilver Endurance Runs

Youth Team Update - 07/6/20

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 are meeting at Castillero Middle School on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00am.  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 - coachmarck@gmail.com, braunla99@yahoo.com, jdeisenm@gmail.com

Date: 03/15/20

Dear runners,

First of all, the Quicksilver Running Club knows that these are unprecedented and challenging times. It has touched us all one way or another, and we hope you all stay safe and hang in there.

Like all of you, we have been watching the developments around the worldwide pandemic COVID-19. We have been paying particular attention to state and local guidelines and restrictions. We have consulted with the permitting agencies, and we have been observing the notifications and preventive measures being communicated by other events.

We were hoping the situation would improve in the next 8 weeks but in light of the CDC guidance today, we have to cancel the race on May 9th. We are now attempting to reschedule the 100K and 50K races to a later date this year. We will communicate that new date as soon as possible.

The course preview runs scheduled for 3/28 and 4/18 are also cancelled.

These times remind us the importance of our health, so by all means keep training -- albeit perhaps a little more carefully, responsibly, and even lonely. Stay healthy. Stay safe. We will keep in touch.

Loren Lewis and Pierre Couteau

Quicksilver 100K/50K Co-RDs

Trail Work Days

In compliance with the “shelter in place” order taking effect March 17, 2020 for all residents of the Santa Clara County, we are postponing all trail work days until further notice.

Stay safe!

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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