For the month of December, we will be starting our runs at Duboce Park. We’ll meet at Duboce Park Cafe, where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after.
This week, we have a 9.91mi course and a 5.35 mile course with plenty of hills to work off those holiday calories.
Full Course, 9.91mi with 875 ft elevation gain
We start by heading north on Steiner St. then make a left on Page St. and continue to Golden Gate Park. Take the pedestrian path to Kezar Dr and continue on MLK Dr. then make a left on 7th Ave. From 7th Ave., continue on Laguna Honda Blvd. then take Woodside Ave. and keep straight onto O’Shaughnessy Blvd. Continue on Bosworth St. then make a right on Congo St. then keep left onto Martha Ave. Make a right on Stillings Ave. then a left on Nordhoff St. At the end of Nordhoff St., continue south into Baden and Joost Street Mini Park. At Joost Ave. look for the pedestrian path that leads to the Sunnyside Conservatory. Make a left at Monterey Blvd. and keep left to continue on to Diamond St. Make a right at Bosworth St. then keep left at Arlington St. Make a left at Miguel St/Richland Ave., then a right on Laidley St. Upon passing Harper St., look for the Harry Street Stairs on the left side and then make a right on Beacon St. Take a right on Diamond St., then another right on Duncon St. and keep left to go on Newburg St. Continue east on 27th St. then make a left on Church St. Make a left on 14th St. then a right on Sanchez St to the finish.
Short Course, 5.35mi course with 723 ft elevation gain
We start by heading north on Steiner St. then make a left on Page St. and continue to Golden Gate Park. Take the pedestrian path to Kezar Dr and continue on MLK Dr. then make a left on 7th Ave. From 7th Ave., make a left on Warren Dr. and continue straight past Locksley Ave. Look for the stairs to the left side and continue to Crestmont Dr. Make a right at Crestmont Dr., then a left on Christopher Dr. Make a left at Clarendon Ave. and continue on Twin Peaks Blvd. Continue on Clayton St. then make a right on 17th St. and look for the Monument Way Stairs on the left side. Make a right at Upper Terrace then a right on Buena Vista Ave E. Make a right at Duboce Ave and continue to the finish.