Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, January 28 at Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park!

We will meet in front of Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack at Tartine’s after the run. This week, we have a 10.13 mi course and a 5.05 mi course.

Full Course, 10.13 mi with 487 ft elevation gain
Head east on MLK Drive then continue on Kezar Dr. Head east through the panhandle, then turn left on Lyon St. Turn right on Turk Blvd, then turn left on Divisadero St. Turn left on Clay St. then turn left on Arguello Blvd. Turn right on Lake St. Turn left on 25th Ave. Turn right on Fulton Trail as you enter Golden Gate Park and continue until you reach Chain of Lakes Dr. Turn left at Chain of Lakes Dr. Then turn left on JFK Dr. Turn right at the trail (before de Young Museum) behind the Japanese Tea Garden, then turn left on MLK Dr. to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5098095661

Short Course, 5.05 mi with 273 ft elevation gain

Head east on MLK Drive then continue on Kezar Dr. Head east through the panhandle, then turn left on Lyon St. Turn left on Turk Blvd, then turn left on Arguello Blvd.Continue on Conservatory Dr. and bear right to continue west on JFK Dr. Turn left on Stow Lake Dr. then turn left to run counterclockwise around the lake. Exit Stow Lake Dr. at the trail behind Japanese Tea Garden and head south to MLK Dr. Turn left at MLK Dr. to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5098100071

We’re back to running!

Wow, despite the cold start, it was a picture perfect day to run. Welcome back everyone from the hiatus we took during all the rain storms. It’s great to see you.
Patrick and Anna turned back on 8th Avenue, running an auspicious 8.8 miles to celebrate Chinese New Year! Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, January 21 at Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park!

We will meet in front of Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack at Tartine’s after the run. We had a route so nice, we’re listing it twice. We have a 9.73 mi course and a 4.84 mi course.

Full Course, 9.73mi with 554 ft elevation gain
Head west on MLK Drive, then turn right on Stow Lake Dr. and continue halfway around and exiting at the JFK Dr exit. Turn left on JFK Dr, then take the pedestrian path through Speedway Meadow and Polo Field. Turn left at Chain of Lakes Dr. then turn right at MLK Dr. Turn right on Lincoln Way, then turn right on Great Hwy. Continue up Point Lobos Ave, then turn left at El Camino Del Mar. Turn right on Seal Rock Dr. and continue on Clement St. Turn left on 25th Ave. then turn right on Lake St. Turn right on Arguello Blvd. Turn right on Conservatory Dr. then turn left on JFK Dr. Turn right at Nancy Pelosi Dr, then turn left at MLK Drive and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5356353715/

Short Course, 4.84mi with 218 ft elevation gain
Head west on MLK Drive, then turn right on Middle Drive. Turn right on Crossover Drive and continue on 25th Ave. Turn right on Anza St. then turn right on Arguello Blvd. Turn right on Conservatory Dr. then turn right on JFK Dr. Turn left at Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, then turn left at MLK Drive and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5356353787/

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, January 14 at Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park!

We will meet in front of Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack at Tartine’s after the run. This week, we have a 9.73 mi course and a 4.84 mi course.

Full Course, 9.73mi with 554 ft elevation gain
Head west on MLK Drive, then turn right on Stow Lake Dr. and continue halfway around and exiting at the JFK Dr exit. Turn left on JFK Dr, then take the pedestrian path through Speedway Meadow and Polo Field. Turn left at Chain of Lakes Dr. then turn right at MLK Dr. Turn right on Lincoln Way, then turn right on Great Hwy. Continue up Point Lobos Ave, then turn left at El Camino Del Mar. Turn right on Seal Rock Dr. and continue on Clement St. Turn left on 25th Ave. then turn right on Lake St. Turn right on Arguello Blvd. Turn right on Conservatory Dr. then turn left on JFK Dr. Turn right at Nancy Pelosi Dr, then turn left at MLK Drive and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5356353715/

Short Course, 4.84mi with 218 ft elevation gain
Head west on MLK Drive, then turn right on Middle Drive. Turn right on Crossover Drive and continue on 25th Ave. Turn right on Anza St. then turn right on Arguello Blvd. Turn right on Conservatory Dr. then turn right on JFK Dr. Turn left at Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, then turn left at MLK Drive and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5356353787/

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, January 7 at Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park!

Happy New Year. We will meet in front of Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack at Tartine’s after the run. This week, we have a 9.91 mi course and a 5.09 mi course.

Full Course, 9.91mi with 606 ft elevation gain
Head east on MLK Drive, then turn right on 7th Ave. Continue on Laguna Honda Blvd. then continue on Woodside Ave. Turn right on Ulloa St. then turn left on West Portal Ave. Turn right on Sloat Blvd. then turn right on Great Highway. Turn right on MLK Drive and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5342091991/

Short Course, 5.09mi with 387 ft elevation gain

Head east on MLK Drive, then turn right on 7th Ave. Continue on Laguna Honda Blvd. then turn right on Dewey Blvd. Keep right onto Taraval St. and turn right on 20th Ave. Turn right on Irving St. then turn left on 19th Ave. Turn right on MLK Drive and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5342092057/

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, December 31 at Precita Park!

We will meet at Precita Cafe where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after the run. We will end the year with a flat course. We have a 10 mi course and a 4.82 mi course.

Full Course, 10mi with 271 ft elevation gain

Start by heading west on Precita Ave. then turn right on Folsom St. Turn right on 16th St., then turn left on 3rd St. turn right at Oracle Park and loop around to continue north on Embarcadero. Continue to the Ferry Building; this marks the turn around spot. Run back along the Embarcadero and through Oracle Park, then turn left on 3rd St. Turn right on 16th St. Then turn left on Missippi St. Turn right on 17th St. then turn left on Harrison St. Continue south then turn left on Precita Ave to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5335757977

Short Course, 4.82mi with 155 ft elevation gain
Start by heading west on Precita Ave. then turn right on Folsom St. Turn right on 16th St., then turn right on Mississippi St. Turn right on 17th St. then turn left on Harrison St. Continue south then turn left on Precita Ave to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5335758124

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, December 24 at Precita Park!

We will meet at Precita Cafe where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after the run. This week, we have a 9.67 mi course and a 5.04 mi course.

Full Course, 9.67mi with 720 ft elevation gain

Start by heading west on Precita Ave. then turn left on Mission St. At Appleton Ave, take the pedestrian Bernal Cut Path, then take the pedestrian overpass on the right to cross San Jose Avenue. Turn left on Arlington St. then turn right on Bosworth St. and continue through O’Shaughnessy Blvd. Turn right on Portola Dr. and continue on Market St. Turn right on Guerrero St. then turn left on 15th St. Turn right on Harrison St. then turn left on 16th St. Turn right on Vermont St. then turn right on 17th St. Turn left on Harrison St. and continue south to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5335744411

Short Course, 5.04mi with 314 ft elevation gain

Start by heading west on Precita Ave. then turn right on Folsom St. Turn left on Cesar Chavez. Turn right on Sanchez St. then turn left on Clipper St. Turn right at Castro St. then turn right on Market. Turn right on 16th St. Turn right on Harrison St. and continue south to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5335751203/

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, December 17 at Precita Park!

We will meet at Precita Cafe for the month of June, where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after the run. This week, we have a 10.02 mi course and a 4.91 mi course.

Full Course, 10.02mi with 374 ft elevation gain

Start by heading west on Precita Ave, then turn left on Mission St. Turn left on on Cortland Ave, then turn left on Bayshore Blvd (cross the street and keep on the northbound side). Turn right on Marin St. then turn left on Kansas St. Turn right on Cesar Chavez St. Turn left on Illinois St., then turn right on Terry Francois Blvd. Turn left on Mission Rock St, then turn right on 3rd St. Make a loop around Oracle Park and continue to Brannan Street Wharf Park. This marks the turn around spot. Go back on Embarcadero around the ballpark and continue south on 3rd St. Turn right on 16th St. Make a left on Harrison St, then turn left on Precita Ave to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4528288441

Short Course, 4.91mi with 317 ft elevation gain
Start by heading west on Precita Ave, then turn right on Harrison St. Make a right on 23rd St, then slight right on Potrero Ave, and keep on 23rd St. Make a left on Rhode Island St, then a right on 20th St. Turn left on Mississippi St, then a left on 16th St. Turn left on Folsom St, then turn left on Precita Ave to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5022907096/

Happy Holidays with the Half Full Running Club 2022

Happy Christmas! Happy Hannukah! Happy Kwanzaa! ‘Tis the season for celebration and festive gatherings, so we held the HFRC Christmas party on Saturday, December 10.

Thanks to all who brought yummy, delicious food, we enjoyed quite the spread.

The HFRC is a running club, and we enjoy the camaraderie of running with one another, of planning and running races, sharing running stories and experiences, and more important than all, coffee and friendship after our runs!

We will always welcome past members, and we’ll be delighted to see you when you can make it. I know many members past amd present follow us on our weekly feed, and we’re glad you keep us in your orbit. Please share any update you might like us to know.

Apologies for not taking the team photo sooner in the day, we didn’t mean to exclude anyone who left before we remembered to take the picture (thanks, Jim, and Anna for remembering). We were absorbed in watching the second d half of the England-France World Cup game!

I wish you all the best for the holidays and in the coming year. Yay, running!

Jay Kloepfer
President