We've got a big one lined up for Saturday, folks! This is where champions are made and legends are born! Again, we're launching from the Beach Chalet parking lot at 1000 Great Highway at Ocean Beach.
We will get most of our mileage in GGP. For those doing more than 10 miles, you will pick up your additional mileage along the Great Highway.
Here is a map link for Saturday's course-
Saturday's Run Course
Here is a description of our course:
Head NORTH from the Beach Chalet and promptly take a right turn to get onto JFK. You will run along the dirt path for about a half a mile until you come to a stop sign. Turn LEFT at this stop sign at the pedestrian crosswalk onto the dirt path running along JFK. I will try to put some chalk down at this intersection indicating where to go.
You will continue running along this path for some time. As you close in on the first mile you will see the 'Bison Paddock' on your left. Shortly after you pass the paddock, you will see Lake Spreckles on the left. If you need water, cross the pedestrian crosswalk over to Lake Spreckles and you will see the water fountain on your left.
Continue running on the dirt path for close to a mile and you will eventually come to a 4 way stop at the intersection of JFK/Transverse. This is roughly 2 miles from the Beach Chalet. If you cross over to the LEFT side of JFK, you will find another water fountain.
Get onto the RIGHT SIDE of JFK as soon as you go through the aforementioned intersection. Continue running for approximately 1/4 until you see chalk arrows directing you to turn RIGHT up Stow Lake Drive. Follow the chalk arrows for a full loop around Stow Lake (approx. 1.3 miles).
Come back down Stow Lake Drive and reconnect with JFK. Turn RIGHT on JFK and continue running through GGP. Once you see the Flower Observatory on the LEFT, cross over to the LEFT side of JFK.
Run through the intersection of JFK/Stanyan and onto the panhandle running parallel to Oak Street. Follow this stretch until you reach Oak/Cole. Turn around here and head back through Golden Gate Park to Stow Lake.
Run the Stow Lake Loop again in the 'opposite' direction and again reconnect with JFK. Turn LEFT on JFK and follow all the way back to the Beach Chalet for 10 MILES! Beginner runners are done!
All other runners will continue EAST on the Great Highway to get their remaining mileage. Intermediate runners will run to the intersection of Great Highway/Irving. Look for street signs and a 'MM11' in chalk on the path. Turn around here and head back to the Beach Chalet for 11 MILES!
Advanced and Race level runners continue on the Great Highway to the intersection of Great Highway/Moraga. Look for street signs and a 'MM12' in chalk on the path. Advanced runners will turn around here and head back to the Beach Chalet for 12 MILES!
Race level runners will continue ALL the way to the end of the Great Highway (Great Highway/Sloat). Turn LEFT onto Sloat. Follow Sloat to the intersection of Sloat/46th. Look for a 'MM15' in chalk on the ground. Turn around here and head back to the Beach Chalet for 15 MILES!