Here is a link to Saturday's course map-
Saturday's Course Map
Here's a verbal description as well:
will head NORTH along the Marina towards the Warming Hut. Upon reaching
the Warming Hut (roughly 2 miles), you will run past the Warming Hut
and take an IMMEDIATE left to head towards LONG AVENUE. Long Avenue is effectively a short hill that heads up towards Lincoln.
Everyone will head uphill on Long Avenue along the shoulder until you reach a stop sign. This is LINCOLN.
Take a right on to the paved cyclist/pedestrian path and follow this
path to your right. Stick to this path as it heads towards the Golden
Gate Bridge. Make sure that you are on this path and NOT on Lincoln. You
do not want to be running on Lincoln for this course.
will follow the path for roughly 1/2-3/4 of a mile. There will be a few
points at which the path may fork, but stick to the MAIN path. You will
soon see the Golden Gate Bridge approaching.
reach a point where you can continue running and run underneath the
bridge or take a hairpin LEFT and wind your way up to the pedestrian
side of the bridge. You want to do the LATTER and turn left and head onto the pedestrian side of the bridge. PLEASE
BE CAREFUL! THERE ARE TYPICALLY A REASONABLE NUMBER OF TOURISTS WHO
AREN'T PAYING ATTENTION. BE SMART AND BE POLITE IF YOU NEED TO GET
Continue running on the pedestrian side
of the bridge for roughly half a mile. As you approach the first
tower/tier of the bridge keep your eyes peeled for a ‘MM 7’ in chalk in
the middle of the sidewalk. This is 3.5 MILES. Beginner runners turn around here and head back to the monkey bars for 7 MILES!
Everyone else will continue running along the pedestrian side of the Golden Gate Bridge until you reach the SECOND PILLAR/TIER OF THE BRIDGE. This is 4 MILES! Intermediate runners will turn around here and head back to the Monkey bars for 8 MILES!
Advanced and Race level runners will continue to the end of the bridge to the Visitor Center. This is 4.5 MILES.
Stop here to grab some water, use the restroom, and/or take a gel, clif
shot, etc. Everyone will turn around here and return to the monkey
bars for 9 MILES. Advanced level runners are done upon reaching the monkey bars!
level runners will continue running SOUTH along the Marina towards Fort Mason Hill by the Marina Safeway. You will crest the hill and head down towards Aquatic Park. Run along the waterfront until you reach the end of Aquatic Park. There is a large cul-de-sac here. Turn around and head back to the monkey bars for 11 MILES!