Monday, June 01, 2009

Saturday (5/24/14) Run Course Description

On Saturday, you will be logging between 4-7 miles depending upon your training level. The link below should give you a relatively clear sense of where we're going. I've also included a verbal description beneath it:



In short, we will head NORTH from the Marina Green Monkey Bars on along Marina Boulevard for roughly 1/2 mile until we reach the grassy, volleyball court area on the right. Take a right and cut through the volleyball court area and run through the parking lot behind it. Turn LEFT onto the Marina Promenade which is a fire road/dirt trail.

Continue running on this path for roughly a mile. Eventually, this path will veer to the right towards the Warming Hut. Continue running towards the Warming Hut. For the uninitiated, the Warming Hut is A BIG WHITE BUILDING WITH TABLES AND BENCHES IN FRONT OF IT. Hopefully, it will be hard to miss). The Warming Hut is 2 MILES. Beginner level runners will turn around and head back to the monkey bars for 4 MILES!

Intermediate, Advanced and Race level runners will continue past the Warming Hut onto a paved road that goes past a series of buildings(including some Restrooms). You will pass these buildings and continue running along this path next to the water towards the base of the bridge. The path curves around and dead ends at 'Hoppers Hands'. This is 2.5 MILES. Intermediate level runners turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 5 MILES!

Advanced and Race level runners will also turn around here and continue running SOUTH PAST the monkey bars along the paved path past the Marina Safeway and UP the hill we crest for our wildcard workouts

Advanced level runners will crest this hill and go a bit further until the road JUST starts to head downhill towards Aquatic Park. Turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 6 MILES!

Race level runners continue downhill into Aquatic Park and run along the sidewalk adjacent to Aquatic Park until you reach the end of Aquatic Park/edge of Fisherman’s Wharf. There is a big cul-de-sac/turnaround that should make it clear you’re at the end of Aquatic Park. Turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 7 MILES!

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