Special Community Events

Swimmer, Family Biking and Kids Running outdoors70th Anniversary Virtual Triathlon (May 2021)

Celebrate the District's 70th Anniversary and National Water Safety Month with our first Virtual Triathlon! Swim, Bike, and Run throughout the month of May. Open to all ages; this is a great activity for the whole family! Each participant will receive a goody bag with commemorative swag. We are offering two levels of participation - Giving it a ‘Tri’ and Born to ‘Tri’.

The Challenge

Swim, Bike, Run!  The goal is to complete each leg of the triathlon between May 1 & 31, 2021. We’ve set up two distance goals for each leg of the triathlon based on your desired level of participation. Choose any route or path to complete each leg of the triathlon throughout the month of May. Please stay safe by following all traffic laws, trail rules and social distancing measures.

Fee per participant: $31/$25 (Dist. Res.)
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Swim:
Giving it a Tri: 700 yards or 70 minutes

Born to Tri: 1,750 yards or 700 minutes
Fun Fact: 1,750 yards is 70 lengths in a 25-yard pool. 

Swimming, water walking, water aerobics or any combination in the water counts towards your swim yards or minutes. PH Aquatic Park is open for lap swim and water fitness; check out the pool schedule for programs and hours.

Bike:
Giving it a Try: 17 miles
Fun Fact: When you’ve biked 17 miles, you’ll have biked just slightly more than the acreage of Pleasant Hill Park.

Born to Tri: 70 miles
Fun Fact: The District was founded 70 years ago, on January 19, 1951.

Biking, scootering, skateboarding and anything with wheels counts towards your bike distance.

Run:
Giving it a Tri: 3.5 miles
Fun Fact: 3.5 miles is about 7,000 steps.

Born to Tri: 35 miles
Fun Fact: 35 miles is about 70,000 steps.

Strolling, walking or running all count towards your run miles! Check out our parks and trails for some running inspiration.

We will be using Challenge Runner to track your progress through the triathlon.  A link will be sent approximately 1 week before the event begins, to set up your Challenge Runner account. With Challenge Runner you will be able to keep track of your progress, see the progress of everyone else in the triathlon, and earn badges for completing different milestones.

We are operating under the honor system. Challenge Runner is compatible with many fitness devices, including Fit Bit, to track your progress. You can also manually enter your activity into Challenge Runner.

Goody Bag pick-up will be Saturday, May 1, 10:00 am-12:00 pm at the Walnut Sports Basement store (1881 Ygnacio Valley Road) and will include a discount/coupon code. Bags not picked up on May 1 will be available for pick-up at PH Aquatic Park Monday, May 3-Thursday, May 6, 3:30-7pm. 

A special Thank you to Sports Basement Walnut Creek and GoGo squeeZ for their support and donations to our goody bags!

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Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District 70th Year Anniversary Celebration
Celebrating 70 Years of Play!

GET READY TO CELEBRATE!

On January 19th, the Rec & Park District turns 70 years old and we have lots of plans in the works to celebrate this exciting anniversary milestone! Watch for fun virtual and in-person (when allowed) commemorative activities all year long, kicking off with a virtual Anniversary Cake Bake-Off and The Big Day! Birthday celebration in January.

Click here to visit our dedicated 70th Anniversary page

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PHREC GIGS & GRUB 2020 LIVE FACEBOOK WATCH PARTY SERIES

Friends, family, neighbors, and fellow music lovers connected online at Rec & Park’s Gigs & Grub music & food pairing watch party series, every Thursday at 6:00 pm on our Facebook page at @pleasanthillrec. The Gigs & Grub series ran from April 16 to June 28, 2020

Viewers enjoyed an upbeat LIVE solo gig featuring a talented local musician each week while dining on delicious take out grub from the musician’s favorite local Pleasant Hill restaurant (or your own favorite grub hub).

ENCORE! 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW RECORDED LIVE PERFORMANCES

PHREC GIGS & GRUB 2020 LIVE FACEBOOK WATCH PARTY SERIES

Friends, family, neighbors, and fellow music lovers connected online at Rec & Park’s Gigs & Grub music & food pairing watch party series, every Thursday at 6:00 pm on our Facebook page at @pleasanthillrec. The Gigs & Grub series ran from April 16 to June 28, 2020

Viewers enjoyed an upbeat LIVE solo gig featuring a talented local musician each week while dining on delicious take out grub from the musician’s favorite local Pleasant Hill restaurant (or your own favorite grub hub).

ENCORE! 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW RECORDED LIVE PERFORMANCES

COVID--19 IMPACT

Due to Contra Costa Health Services public health mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our in-person events have been impacted. Click here to view event status. As the novel coronavirus situation evolves, please check back for more information. If you registered for any of the cancelled events, your registration fees will automatically be refunded in full and you will be notified by staff members. Need assistance? Email us here.

In the interim, we hope you will join us online! Follow us on one of our social media channels @pleasanthillrec for our LIVE VIRTUAL EVENTS to keep you connected and have fun with our amazing Pleasant Hill community.
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