Tulip Mania


Tulips mean spring is in the air and in our steps. Starting from Duboce Park, today’s run through Golden Gate Park took us to a familiar spot. Queen Wilhelmina Windmill is a favorite along JFK Drive and we always stop to enjoy the blooms. Sorry if you missed the photo op. Please share your picture.

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, April 2 at Duboce Park!

For the month of April, we will be meeting at Duboce Park. This week we have a 9.81mi course and 5.35mi course.

Full Course, 9.81 mi with 451 ft elevation gain
We start by heading north on Steiner St. and turn left on Oak St and continue through the Panhandle into Golden Gate Park. At Conservatory Drive, take the Phil Arnold Trail that loops around the Conservatory. Run back along Conseravtory Drive to reconnect on JFK Drive and continue until Bernice Rodgers Way. Turn left at Bernice Rodgers Way then continue east on MLK Drive. Keep on MLK Drive and take the pedestrian path (alternate option is to stay on MLK) and continue on Kezar Dr and make your way back through the Panhandle. Continue east on Oak St. and turn right on Scott. Follow the wiggle path back to the start.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4780889587

Short Course, 5.35 mi with 206 ft elevation gain
We start by heading north on Steiner St. and turn left on Oak St and continue through the Panhandle into Golden Gate Park. Run along JFK Drive until you reach the Musical Concourse Turn left at Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. then make a left on MLK Drive. Keep on MLK Drive and continue on Kezar Dr and make your way back through the Panhandle. Continue east on Oak St. and turn right on Scott. Follow the wiggle path back to the start.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4780890928

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, March 26 at Fort Mason!

We will meet in front of Equator Coffee (across the street from Safeway) at the entrance to Fort Mason, where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after

the run. This week, we have a flat, fast course. We have a 9.89 mi course and a 5.5mi course.

Full Course, 9.89 mi with 766 ft elevation gain

Go west on Marina Blvd. and continue onto Mason St. Turn left and take the pedestrian/bike path up to Lincoln Blvd. Continue on Lincoln Blvd and make slight left onto Washington Blvd. Turn right onto Battery Caulfield Rd. Turn right to reach Howard Ct and keep left on Pershing Dr. Make a left on Lincoln Blvd. and continue onto El Camino Del Mar. Turn right to stay on El Camino Del Mar and turn left toward Sea Cliff Ave to reach China Beach. Turn around backon Sea Cliff Ave and turn right on El Camino Del Mar. Turn left onto McLaren Ave and then turn right onto 28th Ave. Turn left onto Lake St then turn left on Arguello Blvd. Make a right on Clay St. Make a left onto Webster St, then a right onto Pacific Ave. Turn left on Laguna St. and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4296420967

Short Course, 5 mi with 485 ft elevation gain
Go west on Marina Blvd. At Yacht Rd, keep left to continue on Girard Rd. Turn right on Lincoln Blvd. then turn left on Funston Ave. At the end of Funston Ave. continue straight, past the Inn at the Presidio and take the Ecology Trail and keep right at the fork to to continue on Arguello Blvd. Continue on Arguello and turn left at Pacific Ave. Turn left on Laguna St. and continue to the finish.
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Fresh off the boat!


We never know what adventure awaits on the run. Yes, we ran out and back to the Ferry Building. But, on the return loop, we stopped to buy crab from the boat.

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, March 19 at Fort Mason!

We will meet in front of Equator Coffee (across the street from Safeway) at the entrance to Fort Mason, where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after

the run. This week, we have a flat, fast course. We have a 10mi course and a 5.5mi course.

Full Course, 10mi
Take the pedestrian trail toward Aquatic Park and run through the pathway in Aquatic Park to Jefferson Street. Continue east on Jefferson Street and merge on to Embarcadero. Take Embarcadero and continue all the way to Oracle ballpark. Run around the ballpark and head south of 3rd Street bridge, then take the Bay Trail and continue on Terry Francois Blvd. Make a right at 16th Street, then another right at 3rd Street. This will be the turn around point. Continue back on 3rd Street and take Embarcadero through Aquatic Park back to the start.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4587151963

Short Course, 5.5mi
Take the pedestrian trail toward Aquatic Park and run through the pathway in Aquatic Park to Jefferson Street. Continue east on Jefferson Street and merge on to Embarcadero. Take Embarcadero and continue to the Ferry Building. This will be the turn around point. Continue back on Embarcadero through Aquatic Park back to the start.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4708902655

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, March 12 at Fort Mason!

We will meet in front of Equator Coffee (across the street from Safeway) at the entrance to Fort Mason, where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after

the run. This week, we have a 9.97mi course and a 4.97mi course.

Full Course 9.97mi with 658 ft elevation gain
Head south on Laguna St. then turn left on Francisco St. At Larkin St., keep left and take the stairs and continue toward Hyde St. Make a right on Hyde St. then turn left onto Greenwich St. Take the stairs through the Greenwich Pathway and turn right onto Leavenworth St. Turn left on Macondray Lane then turn right onto Taylor St. Turn left to enter Ina Coolbrith Park and continue on Vallejo St. Turn left onto Mason St. then turn right on Filbert St. Make a left onto Stockton St. then turn right onto Pfeiffer St. Take the stairs to view Jack Early Park. Head north on Grant Ave. then take right on Francisco St. and take the stairs to continue on Francisco St. Turn right onto Montgomery St and continue onto Lombard St. Turn right onto Sansome St. Turn right toward Market St, then turn left onto 2nd St. Turn right onto Mission St, then turn right on Beale St. Turn right on Embarcadero St and make a loop around Oracle Park. Continue on Embarcadero and take Jefferson St. to head toward Aquatic Park then through Fort Mason to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4472101489

Short Course 4.97mi with 417 ft elevation gain
Head south on Laguna St. then turn left on Francisco St. At Larkin St., keep left and take the stairs and continue toward Hyde St. Make a right on Hyde St. then turn left onto Greenwich St. Take the stairs through the Greenwich Pathway and turn right onto Leavenworth St. Turn left on Macondray Lane then turn right onto Taylor St. Turn left to enter Ina Coolbrith Park and continue on Vallejo St. Turn left onto Mason St. then turn right on Filbert St. Make a left onto Stockton St. then turn right onto Pfeiffer St. Take the stairs to view Jack Early Park. Head north on Grant Ave. then take right on Francisco St. and take the stairs to continue on Francisco St. Turn right at Embarcadero St and head toward Pier 39. Make a loop around Pier 39 and continue to Aquatic Park then through Fort Mason to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4884537040/

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, March 5 at Fort Mason!

For the month of March, we will meet in front of Equator Coffee (across the street from Safeway) at the entrance to Fort Mason, where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after

the run. This week, we have a 9.9mi course and a 5.14mi course.

Full Course 9.9mi with 658 ft elevation gain

Head west on Marina Blvd. Continue west on Mason St. Turn left onto Crissy Field Ave. Continue onto McDowell Ave. Slight right onto Park Blvd. Turn left onto Washington Blvd. Continue onto Arguello Blvd. Enter Golden Gate Park and make a left at Conservatory Drive and take the Phil Arnold Trail. Make a left on JFK Drive and continue on the pedestrian path through the Panhandle. Continue east on Fell St. then make a left on Divisadero St. Turn right on Clay, then make a left on Webster St. Turn right onto Broadway St. Turn left onto Van Ness Ave, then turn left on Laguna St to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4499237122/

Short Course, 5.14 mi with 437 ft elevation gain

We will start westward on Marina Blvd and continue onto Mason St. We take the side pedestrian trail to Girard Road, then make a right on Lincoln Blvd, then a left on Graham St. We continue on Arguello Blvd all the way to Pacific St. Make a left at Pacific St. then continue and make a left at Andy Goldsworthy’s Wood Vine trail. Continue onto Presidio Blvd, then make a right at Lombard St. Make a left at Lyon St., then a right at Francisco St., which will turn into Alhambra St. Turn right at Cerantes Blvd. then make a left at Fillmore St. Make a right at Beach St and continue to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4718245912

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, February 26 at Philz Coffee by the Dogpatch!

We will be meeting at Philz Coffee in the Dogpatch (1258 Minneapolis and 24th St), where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after

the run. We will take a break from hills this week and we have a 9.68 mi course and a 5 mi course.

Full Course 9.68mi

Head north to 23rd Street, then turn right. Turn left at Illinois St. Keep right at Terry Francois Blvd. Continue along the Bay Trail, then take a right on 3rd St, and another right to go around Oracle Park. Continue along the Embarcadero. Make a loop around Pier 39, then head back along Embarcadero St. Make a left on 3rd Street, then a right on 23rd Street to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4866461944

Short Course 5.mi

Head north to 23rd Street, then turn right. Turn left at Illinois St. Keep right at Terry Francois Blvd. Continue along the Bay Trail, then take a right on 3rd St, and another right to go around Oracle Park. Continue along the Embarcadero. Just past Brannan Street, turn around and head back along Embarcadero St. Make a left on 3rd Street, then a right on 23rd Street to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4866462916

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, February 19 at Philz Coffee by the Dogpatch!

We will be meeting at Philz Coffee in the Dogpatch (1258 Minneapolis and 24th St), where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after

the run. This week we have a 9.79 mi course and a 5 mi course.

Full Course, 9.79mi with 915 ft elevation gain

Head south and make a right on Cesar Chavez St. Make a left on Kansas St, then make a right on Marin St. Make a left on Bayshore Blvd. Make a left on Cortland Ave. Make a left on Bocana St. and turn right on Holly Park Circle. Make a right on Highland Ave. then a left on the Bernal Cut Path. Make a right at Richland Ave, then a left at Miguel St. and a right onto Addison St. At Walter Haas Park, continue left on Addison St., then make a left Diamond Heights Blvd. Turn right on Berkeley Way (Onique Ln) and take the stairs to the right on Onique Ln. Continue up and make a right on Topaz Way. Turn right on Gold Mine Dr. and make a left on Diamond Heights Blvd. Turn right on Clipper St. and make a left on Grand View Ave. Turn right on 21st St. Slight left on Eureka St. and continue on 21st St. After Noe St, turn left on Rayburn St. then continue on Liberty St. Turn left on Guerro St. then a right on 17th St. Make a right on Pennsylvania St. then a left on Mariposa St. Take a right at Indiana St and make a left on 23rd St. to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4846665643

Short Course, 5mi with 265 ft elevation gain
Head south and make a right on Cesar Chavez St. Make a right on Vermont St. then a left on Kansas St. Ave. At 22nd St. turn left onto Vermont and take either the pedestrian path in McKinley Square, or keep to the road/stairs on Vermont. Keep on Vermont and turn right on Mariposa St. Make a left on Carolina St. Turn right on Channel St. Then make a right on 7th St., then a left onto Mission Bay Dr. At the traffic circle, take a left on 6th St. then make a right on Channel St. Continue on Channel St. then make a right on 3rd St. Make a right on 23rd St. then a left on Minnesota to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4846660873