Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, September 19 at the Botanical Gardens!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, September 19 at the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park!

This week, we’re having hills for breakfast. There are two route options: 9.85mi and 4.8mi; both have a healthy helping of hills.

Full Route
From the Botanical Gardens, we head south along 6th Avenue and run up Warren Drive. We’ll take Ashwood Lane to connect to Clarendon Avenue. From Clarendon, we run around Panorama Drive (should provide fantastic views if it’s sunny) all the way to Portola. From Portola, we head south on Teresita Blvd and take a detour at Sequoia Way to visit the Miraloma Dragon Tale Staircase. Next we will go around Mount Davidson via Dalewood Way. Dalewood Way turns into Lansdale Ave and we cut through Bengal Alley traverse several side streets to reach the Urbano Sundail, formerly a part of the Ingleside Race Track. We make our way back heading north to Portola and take Laguna Honda Blvd and back to the Botanical Gardens along 7th Ave.

Total Distance is 9.85mi with 1128 feet of elevation gain

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4622575045

Short Route
From the Botanical Gardens, we head south along 6th Avenue and run up Warren Drive. We’ll take Ashwood Lane to connect to Clarendon Avenue. From Clarendon, we run around Panorama Drive (should provide fantastic views if it’s sunny) all the way to Portola. From Portola, we head to Laguna Honda Blvd and back to the Botanical Gardens along 7th Ave.

Total Distance 4.8mi with 536ft of elevation gain

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4622571580

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club