First official club run since March 2020!

The HFRC running bandits at Heron Point Park on Saturday, June 27.

Hope everyone is well and safe. Come join us for our group runs on Saturdays at 8:00 am!

We adhere to the guidance for social distancing, outdoor exercise and mask wearing from the City of SF. We will run from Sunset Circle parking lot for the month of July, located at Lake Merced where Sunset Boulevard ends. Plenty of space, and we can find less traveled running paths.

We’re back! Join us for our long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 27 at Esprit Park

Greeting fellow runners!

I hope you are all well and safe and healthy.

We are planning to host our first HFRC run Saturday, June 27, in accordance with the rules laid out by the Mayor and the City health department.

Please come join us! We are all looking forward to seeing one another and talking to someone in person who isn’t in our households!

We are going to start from less traveled locations for the first while, to find more open routes and limit interactions with other large groups of runners, walkers, bicyclists (and the righteous).

For June 27, we plan to meet at Esprit Park, corner of 19th and Indiana. The nearby coffee shop appears to have closed, but lots of parking and elbow room. Theres’s a new biscuit pop-up that has opened a few blocks away if we really need to get some post-run food.

We will start at 8:00. For those who haven’t run for a while, have no fear, we are prepared to bring everyone along. In fact, for those wanting to run longer, like 10 miles or more, some of us can start at 7:00 to loop back and meet the group at 8:00.

We will be observing the social distancing protocols, so please bring a face covering and be prepared to run with it when encountering others. No one needs correction, especially from self-righteous strangers, just take care of ourselves and we should all be fine!

I will see if I can coordinate with David and Penny to bring all our backlog of swag over the next couple of weeks, so be prepared to come refresh your stockpile of HFRC running gear. We are getting new gear this year, but we still have a catalog of some items.

See you all on June 27th at 8:00 am.

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

In solidarity

We hope you are well and safe. We are heartbroken by the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others. We share our sorrow for their families and their communities. We stand in solidarity with the call to justice and believe that we as a nation can be better than this.

HFRC is a community-based running club that welcomes all and believes we are offering health, friendship and human connection, in a way that takes advantage of our individual interests in bettering our own lives through running, racing and companionship.

Our weekly Saturday runs remain the highlight of my week. We explore nooks and crannies of our fabulous city, exposing the members to parts of SF they might not otherwise see, building friendship along with our endurance, and reaffirming our connection to our communities. We may not be large, but we are visible!

The City of San Francisco has indicated that we may be able to resume our group runs starting June 15, so we are targeting June 20 as our first official group run since early March. We will observe social distancing protocol, and select starting points that will aid us in meeting these protocols, including ample parking and access to less-traveled running routes.

Stay tuned for updates over the next week. We are watching to see whether the current situation will change the City’s timeline for opening.

We encourage you to come join us when we start up again. Invite friends and family, too! We miss you all and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Jay Kloepfer and Penny Schenkkan
Half Full Running Club

Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day kicks off the summer, and the fantastic weather this past weekend certainly complied. It was even hot in San Francisco!

The current shelter-in-place rules were extended May 22, this time without an end date. Both the state and the Bay Area are moving toward opening with Phase 2 and Phase 3 guidelines forming. Thus far, lots of talk about hair salons and car washes, but nothing about running clubs! We will continue to honor the guidelines for outdoor activities, and will not hold official club runs until permitted.

In the meantime, keep running and stay in touch! I’ve been using this opportunity to explore the City. I’ve found all kinds of new terrain and routes to show the Club. SF still has plenty of cool places to experience.

Keep sending your photos of your runs, which I’ll post with your permission. We’ll schedule another group Zoom before long, although I’m certain many of you get enough of that already 😉. But we’re neither work nor family, we’re your running buddies!

Hope you all are well. I could use a haircut…