On June 9, 2013, nearly 1,500 elite runners challenged the Dipsea trail in a thrilling race from Mill Valley, up stairs, over mountains, up and down gullies in a treacherous 7.4-mile trek to the sea.  First run in 1905, the Dipsea is the oldest trail race in America and draws competitors from around the globe.  It is run every year on the second Sunday in June.  The scenic 7.4-mile course from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach is considered one of the most beautiful courses in the world. The stairs and steep trails make it a grueling and treacherous race as runners climb 688 stairs leading up the side of Mount Tamalpais, and then pass through Muir Woods National Monument, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

The ascent over the southern shoulder of Mount Tam reaches its apex around the top of Cardiac Hill, about 4.5 miles into the race. Among the challenges facing participants are the Dipsea Trail’s uneven footing, single-track footpaths, and almost invariably steep terrain, featuring about 2,200-foot (671 m) elevation gain and loss over the course.  The uniqueness of the Dipsea Race course owes largely to the opportunity for competitors to choose from any of several alternate routes on diverging and converging trails, adding a competitive premium for strategy, experience, and familiarity with the course.

The Brandi Law Firm is proud to announce that attorney Dan Dell’Osso, fresh from a case starting trial in Reno, Nevada, finished 67th in the incredible time of 56:21.  Special congratulations to Dan for his extraordinary effort.  He went after this racecourse with the same determination he brings to his cases, as witnessed by Best Lawyers naming him Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2012.  Congratulations, Dan.