You'll be logging 4-8 miles on Saturday depending upon your training level. Here's a link to the course map-
Saturday Long Run
We'll launch this run from Crissy Field and head out on the Marina Promenade towards the Warming Hut.
Upon reaching the Warming Hut, 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 up 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
You 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.
You will 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.
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 bridge past the first tier/pillar of the bridge. Roughly 1/4 mile after passing said tier/pillar, you will see a MM4 in chalk on the sidewalk. Beginnner runners will turn around here and head back to the start for 4 MILES!
Everyone else will continue running. 1/2 a mile later (just shy of the 2nd tier/pillar of the bridge), you will see a MM5 in chalk on the sidewalk. Intermediate runners will turn around here and head back to the start for 5 MILES!
Advanced and Race level runners will continue to the end of the bridge to the Visitor Center.
Stop here to grab some water, use the restroom, and/or take a gel, clif
shot, etc. Everyone will turn around here and head back across the
Advanced level runners will have run 6 MILES upon returning to the start on Crissy Field!
Race level runners will continue past our starting point running EAST towards East Beach. Run past East beach into the parking lot for 'Little Marina Green'. Veer right through the volleyball court area onto Marina Boulevard.
Run to the intersection of Marina/Broderick. Turn around here and head back the way you came for 8 MILES!