Thursday, September 01, 2011

Saturday (03/03) Route Description

You will be logging between 4-8 miles depending upon your training level. Here is a link to the course map for your reference-

Saturday Long Run Course Map

We will launch from the Warming Hut and head out along the dirt path that runs along the water. The path will veer left and you will follow the path for a little over a mile until you run into a parking lot. At this point, you will take a slight right turn and cut through the 'little' Marina Green and make your way towards Marina Boulevard.

Turn LEFT onto Marina Boulevard and run along the paved path towards the Marina Green Monkey Bars. Upon reaching the Marina Green Monkey Bars you will have logged 2 miles. Beginners will turn around here and head back to the Warming Hut for 4 MILES!

Everyone else will continue running past the monkey bars and towards the Marina Safeway (on your RIGHT). Head up Fort Mason Hill. Crest Fort Mason Hill and run a bit further until you see the Youth Hostel to the right. There is a paved path that leads up to said hostel. This is 2.5 miles. Intermediate runners will turn around here and head back to the Warming Hut for 5 MILES!

Advanced and Race level runners will head down Fort Mason Hill and into Aquatic Park. Continue running along the sidewalk adjacent to Aquatic Park until the sidewalk runs directly into a circular cul-de-sac. This is 3 miles. Advanced level runners will turn around here and head back to the Warming Hut for 6 MILES!

Race level runners will continue running into Fisherman's Wharf. Please keep a watchful eye for tourists, cyclists, and other traffic in Fisherman's Wharf.

Continue running to the intersection of Jefferson/Powell. Continue running along Jefferson which will eventually turn into the Embarcadero. At the intersection of Embarcadero & Bay there is a Hillstone's restaurant on the right. This is 4 MILES. Race runners turn around here. Head back to the Warming Hut for 8 MILES!

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