Thursday, April 08, 2010

Saturday (08/28) Running Route Description

On Saturday, you will be logging between 3-7 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:

SATURDAY'S RUN COURSE! (Disregard the 'Oakland' reference. This course is in San Francisco)


In short, we will head NORTH from the Marina Green Monkey Bars on along Marina Boulevard until we reach the intersection of Mason/Halleck. This is 1 MILE!

Continue running on the paved path along Mason past SportsBasement. Shortly after we pass SportsBasement, there is a lengthy straight stretch and a funny looking metal power box (or weather measuring device as Micah calls it) on your RIGHT. This is 1.5 MILES! Beginner runners will turn around and head back to the monkey bars for 3 MILES! Everyone else will continue running along the paved path.

Eventually this path curves over to the right and merges with a dirt/fire road that heads 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! Intermediate level runners will turn around and head back to the monkey bars for 4 MILES! *Note-there are water fountains/restrooms adjacent to the Warming Hut.

Everyone else 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. Advanced level runners turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 5 MILES!

Race level runners will also turn around here. Once you get back to the monkey bars continue running SOUTH along the paved path past the Marina Safeway and UP the hill we crested on Tuesday on our way to Aquatic Park. Advanced level runners will crest this hill and run to the point where the path starts to head down towards Aquatic Park.

Run along the sidewalk adjacent to the waterfront. You will turn around At the end of Aquatic Park/Edge of Fisherman’s Wharf. Return to the monkey bars for 7 MILES!

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