Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 12 at Java Beach!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 12 at Java Beach, corner of Judah and the Great Highway.

his week, we start by going south toward the Zoo, then head east to Stern Grove. From there, we will visit the Urban Sundial, historically, a race track. Total distance this week is 10 miles or a bit over 16km

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I hope to see you all out with us on another urban adventure

Jay Kloepfer
Half Full Running Club

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 4 at Java Beach, on the Great Highway!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 4 at Java Beach, on the Great Highway.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone. We are meeting from Java Beach for the month. For next week, with the interest in participating in the Crosstown Trail Birthday during National Trails Day weekend, we will have a two-part out-and-back to provide runners options to cut the run short to be rested for another round of running the following day.

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Part One is about 6mi and starting from Java Beach, enter Golden Gate Park to JFK Drive, around Stow Lake and back through MLK to the finish.

Part Two is another 3.5mi and continues south from Great Highway to Sloat and back.

Total Combined Distance is 9.5mi

For the Crosstown Trail on Sunday, the route is in fact the Crosstown Trail, starting at the Southeast terminus of the Trail at Candlestick Point. The organizers strongly suggest getting a ride (friend, Uber/Lyft, taxi) to the start as it is not a sound place to leave a car for the day. The trail is 17 miles long, but feel free to run any portion of it during the day. The link to the event is here, they ask if you can register at Eventbrite, although I do not believe registration is mandatory. It is a public trail, after all.

I will be away this weekend, see you all next week!

Jay Kloepfer
Half Full Running Club

The Crosstown Trail turns 2 years old, and you’re invited to help share in the celebration on Sunday, June 6!

The Crosstown Trail is a new urban resource, a 17-mile trail that runs from the southeast corner of San Francisco to the northwest corner, from Candlestick Point to the Land’s End Visitor Lookout Center. Or you could say it runs Northwest to Southeast!

The Trail was put together and is maintained by a group of volunteers. To celebrate its second birthday, they are throwing a weekend-long 2nd birthday party, Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. See the link below.

Here’s where you come in – founding member of the HFRC Tom Collier was asked to lead runners on the 17 mile path Sunday, June 6 starting at 9:00 from Candlestick Point. The run will coincide with a hiker’s group and a cyclist group covering the 17 mile trail that Sunday. The HFRC will join forces with Tom and Crosstown Trail folks, and join in on the run and help guide people, if we can.

I know not many of us might be in shape to run 17 miles right now. so I’m suggesting tackling legs. Last summer, when the HFRC tackled the Trail, we broke it up into 3 segments, roughly coinciding with the 5 segments laid out by Crosstown Trail website. I plan to be at the start at Candlestick Point, and I’ll try to make it through the first two segments, to either Forest Hill Muni station or as far as 9th and Irving. You can join at the start, or 5 miles in at Glen Park, or Forest HIll. I’ll send out a more detailed plan as the date draws near.

The link below takes you to the Crosstown Trail 2nd Anniversary celebration and a lot of good detail.

I encourage everyone to take part, in whatever capacity you are comfortable with. You can also hike it or cycle it. And pass this invitation along to friends, family and other runners and their running groups. It’s a nice SF community event to take part in. This will post on our website and our FB page, please feel free to share.

Jay Kloefper
Half Full Running Club

Route for 5/22/21

Apologies again for the late post. So late, in fact, I got the date wrong on the original post: it’s Saturday, May 22!

We will take a break from the hills for Saturday’s route. It will be an out and back and will be completely flat. We will head north up through the Embarcadero and turn back after a loop around Pier 39. Total distance is one hot chocolate run (15km or 9.3 freedom units, or 75 furlongs)

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, May 15 at 22nd and Minnesota in Dogpatch!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, May 15 at 22nd and Minnesota in Dogpatch. We meet in a small urban park next to Piccino restaurant.

This week, we’ll be crisscrossing around the southeast portion of the City. We’re going to revisit McLaren Park, then down Mission to the Bernal Cut Path, up to Bernal Heights Park, zigzagging across US101, then returning on Cesar Chavez and back to the start.

Total distance will be 9.77mi (15.7km)

For those looking for a shorter mileage, we’ll have the ability to turn around at the appropriate point to get the distance we desire. For those joining us to walk, we will start at the same location and aim to finish with the runners for our post-run coffee and snack.

The latest health order from the City of San Francisco harmonizes City rules for the most part with those put out by the CDC. Face masks for outdoor activities such as walking and running, both for those who have been vaccinated and those who have not been vaccinated are no longer required, even when passing others in transit on a path or the sidewalk. Face masks are still required when gathering outdoors for those who are not yet vaccinated where 6 foot social distancing cannot be followed. We still recommend face masks when interacting with our friends who work at the coffee shops and stores, such as those on 22nd, and for being inside indoor businesses like restaurants. Such rules appear to be subject to change soon, but we’d recommend erring on the side of caution and respect for your fellow humans; we’ve made it this far, a few more weeks of thoughtful mask-wearing is not much to ask.

Jay Kloepfer
Half Full Running Club