Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 19 at Java Beach!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 19 at Java Beach, corner of Great Highway and Judah.

We will take a couple of untested paths in this week’s route. We will be visiting some of the side trails in Sutro Heights then onto the Fort Miley Path (I don’t know the terrain, so please use Point Lobos then Clement Street if you would prefer a more even terrain and level pavement.) We will continue our visit to El Sid from the Legion of Honor Side Path. Next, we will visit the Lobos Creek Valley Trail and then head back to the start through the various Slow Street paths.

Total Distance 9mi (~14.5km)

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4451967481

Hope to see you all out there with us, should be a beautiful day out on the western edge of universe!

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

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

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/urbano-sundial

Map My Run

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4436172604

Open Route Service

https://bit.ly/3xea38J

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

Jay Kloepfer
President
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.

Map My Run

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4407427264

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.

https://crosstowntrail.org/events/were-turning-two/

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

Jay Kloepfer
President
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.

https://crosstowntrail.org/events/were-turning-two/

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.

Thanks
Jay Kloefper
President
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)

https://bit.ly/3yg9mNp