The search for a 37-year-old Berkeley man who set off into midday heat for a run in the hills near Moller Ranch staging area in Pleasanton stretched into its third day Monday with no trace of the missing man being found.
So far, the search for Philip Kreycik has turned up no evidence of the runner, reported missing by his wife after he failed to return home Saturday following what he told her would be a one-hour run.
Kreycik, an avid runner with no known health issues, parked his car at the staging area around 11 a.m. Saturday and set off. He was believed to be wearing running clothes. It was not known if he was carrying any type of hydration with him for the run.
His car, wallet and phone were later recovered by authorities, his phone with his intended route still on it.
A search involving multiple agencies was conducted Saturday and on into Tuesday with searchers using drones, fixed-wing overflights of the area and off-road vehicles in an effort to locate the missing man. Dozens of running enthusiasts volunteered to aid in the search.
Search and Rescue teams from throughout the Bay Area joined the search, and a tracking dog initially picked up Kreycik’s scent near the trailhead where he planned to start his run but eventually lost the track.
Anyone with information about Kreycik’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.