On Saturday, we'll be logging between 7-11 miles depending upon your training level. Here's a link to the course map-
Saturday Long Run Course Map
In short, we will head NORTH from the Marina Green Monkey Bars along Marina Boulevard. Just over a ¼ mile into our run we will take a RIGHT through the grass volleyball court area towards the Marina Promenade.
Continue running along the promenade (this is a dirt trail) all the way to 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. There are water fountains and a restroom here if you need either.
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.
Turn around here and head back to the monkey bars. By the time you get back to the monkey bars, you will have 5 MILES under your belt. Grab some water, pop a GU or Gel if you need to, and head SOUTH towards the Marina Safeway to pick up your extra mileage.
Crest Fort Mason Hill and head down into Aquatic Park. Run along the waterfront until you reach the end of Aquatic Park/edge of Fisherman's Wharf. Beginners will turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 7 MILES!
Everyone else will continue running through Aquatic Park and into Fisherman's Wharf. You will be on Jefferson. Please keep a watchful eye for tourists, cyclists, and other traffic in Fisherman's Wharf. Continue running to the intersection of Jefferson/Powell. There is a large Art Gallery on the right. This is 1.5 miles from the Marina Green Monkey Bars. Intermediate runners will turn around here and head back to the Marina Green Monkey Bars for 8 MILES!
Everyone else will running along Jefferson which will eventually turn into the Embarcadero. At the intersection of Embarcadero & Bay there is a Hillstone restaurant on the right. This is 2 MILES from the Marina Green Monkey Bars. Advanced runners turn around here. Once you reach the monkey bars, you will have logged 9 MILES!
Race level runners will continue past Embarcadero & Bay all the way to the main entrance of the Ferry Building. Be careful when you reach the Ferry Building as the Farmer's Market will be taking place. This is 3 MILES. Race level runners will turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 11 MILES!