Tuesday, November 23, 2010
TUESDAY'S RUN COURSE! (Disregard the 'San Rafael' reference. This course is in San Francisco)
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TUESDAY’S RUN-
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! *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. Intermediate level runners turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 5 MILES!
Advanced 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 and then return to the monkey bars for 6 MILES!
Race level runners will continue down the hill into 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. There is a large, circular cul-de-sac at the end of Aquatic Park. This is where you turn around. Return to the monkey bars for 7 MILES!