Friday, June 21, 2013

Wednesday Marina/Presidio Run (2/19/14)

Wednesday's Marina/Presidio run launches from Presidio Sport & Medicine at 1162B Gorgas Avenue. Here's a map link to the launch location-

Wednesday Run Rendezvous Point

We're logging 3-6 miles. This is a pretty run through the Presidio, Crissy Field, and a little bit of the Marina (if you're doing 5-6). Here's a link to the course map-

Wednesday Run Course Map

We'll launch from Presidio Sport & Medicine and promptly take a left on Girard Avenue. After running a short distance (1/4 mile) on Girard, we'll run into Lincoln Ave. Turn right on Lincoln.

You'll continue on Lincoln into the Presidio past the San Francisco National Cemetery (it will be on your left) for about 3/4 of a mile until you reach the intersection of Lincoln/McDowell. This is a controlled, 4 way stop. Turn right on Mcdowell and head downhill towards Old Mason Street.

Once you reach the bottom of the hill where McDowell intersects with Old Mason Street, turn left onto the paved path on the opposite side of Old Mason Street.

When you are in front of House of Air (926 Old Mason St)., you will have logged 1.5 miles. Beginners will turn around and head back to Presidio Sport/Medicine for 3 MILES.

Everyone else will continue running along the paved path until it intersects with a dirt path. Take a sharp right here and continue running on the dirt path (also known as the San Francisco Bay Trail or Marina Promenade).

Continue running along this trail/path for just under half a mile. As soon as you are nearly parallel to Sports Basement (it will be on your right), look for a little path that veers to the right towards Mason Street. This is 2 MILES.  Intermediate runners will turn around here and head back to Presidio Sport & Medicine for 4 MILES.

Advanced and Race level runners will continue running along the path towards East Beach. Just as you reach the beginning of East Beach parking lot you will have logged 2.5 MILES. Advanced runners will turn around here and head back to Presidio Sport & Medicine for 5 MILES.

Race level runners will continue past East Beach and run through the volleyball court area to get onto Marina Boulevard. Continue on Marina Boulevard until you hit the intersection of Marina & Divisadero. This is a controlled intersection. Once you reach this intersection, you will have logged 3 MILES. Turn around here and head back to Presidio Sport & Medicine for 6 MILES.

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