Thursday, September 09, 2010
Sunday (7/15) Route Description
We are meeting on the NORTH SIDE of Lake Merced. Specifically, we are meeting at the HUGE parking lot on the NORTH SIDE of Lake Merced. Again, here's a map link that should help you get oriented- North Side of Lake Merced.
Here's a link to the course map-
Sunday’s Lake Merced Run!
This run is pretty straightforward. EVERYONE will head around the circumference of Lake Merced in a clockwise direction. There is a path that runs all the way around Lake Merced, so this should be manageable for everybody.
The first couple miles are largely downhill. Once you reach the south end of the path you will have logged 2 miles. There will be a 'MM2' in the middle of the path in chalk. Beginners will turn around here and head back to the parking lot for a total of 4 MILES!
Everyone else will continue running around Lake Merced. After completing a full loop of Lake Merced, you will have logged 4.5 MILES.
Once you've finished a full loop around Lake Merced, head NORTH on Sunset Boulevard There is a path that runs parallel to Sunset Boulevard on the LEFT. This is where you want to run.
The cross streets are 'roughly' alphabetical so pay close attention to the cross streets as you are running. Intermediate level runners will continue running up Sunset Boulevard until you reach the intersection of Sunset & Sloat. Turn around here and head back to Lake Merced parking lot for 5 MILES!
Advanced and Race level runners will continue running up Sunset Boulevard until you reach the intersection of Sunset & Ulloa. Advanced level runners will turn around at this intersection and head back to the Lake Merced parking lot for 6 MILES!
Race level runners will run past this intersection. Roughly half a mile later you will arrive at the intersection of Sunset & Quintara. Turn around here and head back to the Lake Merced parking lot for 7 MILES!