Here’s a map link for tomorrow’s course:
Saturday's Golden Gate Park Run!
Below is a description of the route:
Beginners will head NORTH from the Beach Chalet and promptly take a right turn to get onto JFK. You will run along the dirt path for about a quarter of a mile until you come to a stop sign. Turn LEFT at this stop sign at the pedestrian crosswalk onto the dirt path running along JFK.
You will continue running along this path for some time. As you close in on the first mile you will see the 'Bison Paddock' on your left. Shortly after you pass the paddock, you will see Lake Spreckles on the left. If you need water, cross the pedestrian crosswalk over to Lake Spreckles and you will see the water fountain on your left.
Continue running on the dirt path for close to a mile and you will eventually come to a 4 way stop at the intersection of JFK/Transverse. This is roughly 2 miles. If you cross over to the LEFT side of JFK, you will find another water fountain. *NOTE-IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PATH FOR THIS RUN! IT IS OK TO CROSS OVER TO THE LEFT FOR H20, BUT GET BACK OVER TO THE RIGHT SIDE TO CONTINUE YOUR RUN!
Continue running on the RIGHT side of the dirt path past JFK/Transverse for roughly a mile. You will see a stop sign and traffic joining JFK from 'Conservatory Way'. (this is just prior to the Flower Observatory) There is a pedestrian crosswalk here. THIS IS 3 MILES! LOOK FOR A 'FF 6' IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PATH (The path is paved at this juncture). Turn around here and head back to the Beach Chalet for 6 MILES!!
Same course as beginners, BUT CROSS OVER TO THE LEFT SIDE OF JFK AT THE 'FF 6' MARK. Run past the Flower Observatory and follow JFK all the way to STANYAN. This is a controlled intersection with traffic lights. Once you get to JFK/Stanyan, this is 3.5 miles. Turn around here and head back to the Beach Chalet for 7 MILES!
Advanced runners will run through the intersection of JFK/Stanyan and onto the panhandle (the strip of land that runs between Oak/Fell). Run on the RIGHT side of the Panhandle! You will run along the panhandle for roughly half a mile along OAK. One block PAST Oak & Masonic (again, this is a controlled intersection with stoplights), keep your eyes peeled for OAK and CENTRAL. There will be a 'FF 8' in chalk in the middle of the road. Turn around and head back to the Beach Chalet for 8 MILES!
R-10 MILES W/6 MILES @ TARGET PACE.
Race level runners follow the same course as Advanced runners, BUT when you get back to the Beach Chalet continue SOUTH along the paved path towards the Zoo. You will run South for a mile until you reach GREAT HIGHWAY and LAWTON. This is a controlled intersection with traffic lights and a big 'Lawton' sign. Thusly, there will be no chalk markings to look for. Turn around here and head back to the Beach Chalet for 10 MILES! The best time to get your 6 miles of target pace is when you turn around at Oak and Central. You will maintain target pace for the balance of the run for a total of six miles at target pace.