Grey and red kind of day!

We were rewarded with various beautiful views from several hills today. Funny how our route planner Patrick conveniently manages to miss his high elevation runs. Thanks Patrick – it was a scenic route cutting across diverse parts of the city.

We also run Wednesday mornings, meeting in front of the Botanical Gardens at 8:30. We run MLK to Ocean Beach and back JFK, approximately 6 miles, finishing with coffee at Tartine. It’s a small but faithful group. Please let Anna know if you’d like to join us as we keep a flexible schedule.

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, August 20 at Woods Yard Park in the Dogpatch!

We will meet at Woods Yark Park in the Dogpatch where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack at Piccino’s Cafe after the run. This week, we have a 9.58 mi course and a 4.89 mi course.

Full Course, 9.56mi with 718 ft elevation

We head north from Minnesota and make a left on Mariposa. Make a left at Kansas St, then a right onto 18th Street to take the pedestrian bridge across 101. Make a left at Potrero to continue down to 20th Street and make a right. Continue on 20th Street to Dolores Park and zigzag up to 18th Street. Continue westbound on 18th St and make a right at Castro, then make a left on 16th Street to reach Corona Heights Park. Run through Corona Heights Park and continue on Roosevelt Way onto Masonic. Make a sharp right on Upper Terrace and run around Buena Vista Ave, heading northward on Baker St. Make a right on Page St. and continue until Buchanan St, make a right. Make a left on Waller St and cross Market St, then make a right on Valencia St. Turn left at 15th Street and then turn right on Harrison St. Make a left on 16th St. then turn left on Carolina St. and bear right onto Channel St. Make a right on 7th Street, then make a left on Mission Bay Blvd to cross the train tracks. Take Channel St. up to 4th Street and make a right. Continue on 4th Street to head back to the start.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4393780729

Short Course, 4.89mi with 286 ft elevation
We head north from Minnesota and make a left on Mariposa. Make a left at Kansas St, then a right onto 18th Street to take the pedestrian bridge across 101.Continue on 18th Street to Harrison St and make a right. Make another right at 16th Street and make a left at De Haro St. and take the pedestrian path to get to 7th St. Make a right on 7th Street, then make a left on Mission Bay Blvd to cross the train tracks. Take Channel St. up to 3rd Street and make a right. Continue on 3rd Street and make a right on 22nd St to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4660117120

Bon Voyage

Sending Jane off with cake and well wishes. We couldn’t hope for a more beautiful day in San Francisco to enjoy the run. Until we meet again. Dublin Marathon anyone?

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, August 13 at Woods Yard Park in the Dogpatch!

We will meet at Woods Yark Park in the Dogpatch where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack at Piccino’s Cafe after the run. This week, we have a 9.67 mi course and a 5.01 mi course

Full Course, 9.67 mi

Head east on 22nd Street, then bear right to make a loop to 20th St. Turn right at Illinois St. and 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 22nd Street to the finish.

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

Short Course, 5.01 mi with 133 ft elevation gain

Head east on 22nd Street, then bear right to make a loop to 20th St. Turn right at Illinois St. and 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 22nd Street to the finish.

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

No Place like Home

Welcome back travelers!
Well, that was quite a hilly, challenging route today for the first half but look how we were rewarded. The city view and the yellow house. Can you find Golden Gate Bridge in first photo? It’s tiny. Happy travels to the next group.

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, August 6 at Woods Yard Park in the Dogpatch!

We will meet at Woods Yark Park in the Dogpatch where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack at Piccino’s Cafe after the run. This week, we have a 9.95 mi course and a 5.13 mi course.

Full Course, 9.95mi with 648 ft elevation gain
Head west on 22nd St, then turn left on Pennsylvania Ave. Turn right on Cesar Chavez, then turn left on Kansas St. Turn right on Marin St. then turn left on Bayshore Blvd. Turn right on Cortland Ave, then turn left on Putnam St. Turn right at Tompkins Ave and take the Tompkin Stairs. Turn left on Andover St. then turn right on Highland Ave. Turn left on Holly Park Circle. Turn left on Bocana St. and turn right on Powhattan Ave. At Andover St, take the stairs up on the left to reach Bernal Heights Blvd. Turn left on Bernal Heights Blvd. and exit at Folsom St. Turn left on Folsom St. Turn right at 16th St. then turn left on Carolina St. Turn right on Channel St. Cross the train tracks onto Mission Bay Dr. and turn left on Berry St. Make a loop around Oracle Park and head south on 3rd St. Turn left on Mission Rock St. then turn right on Terry Francois Blvd. and continue on Mariposa St. Turn left on Minnesota St. and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4334698180/

Short Course, 5.13mi with 586 ft elevation gain

Head west on 22nd St, then turn left on Pennsylvania Ave. Turn right on Cesar Chavez, then turn left on Kansas St. Turn right on Marin St. then turn left on Bayshore Blvd. Turn right on Cortland Ave. then turn right on Nevada St. and continue on Bernal Heights Blvd. Turn left on Folsom St. then turn right on 22nd St. Turn left on Potrero Ave. then turn right on 22nd St. Take the pedestrian overpass across the freeway to continue on 22nd St. At Arkansas St. take the pedestrian path through Potrero Hill park and continue on 22nd St. Turn left on Missouri St. then turn right on Sierra St. Turn right on Texas St. to continue on 22nd St. to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4660119877

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, July 30 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 10.04 mi course and a 4.96 mi course.

Full Course, 10.04mi with 684 ft elevation gain
Head west on MLK Drive, then turn right on Stow Lake Dr. and go around Stow Lake. Exit JFK Dr. and head east. Turn left on Conservatory Dr. and take Phil Arnold Trail back down to JFK Dr. Turn right on JFD Dr. then turn left on Nancy Pelosi Dr. Turn left on Bowling Green Dr. Then turn right on MLK Dr. Turn left on 7th Ave. and continue on Laguna Honda Blvd. then turn right on Dewey Blvd. Keep right onto Taraval St. and turn left on 20th Ave. Turn right on Wawona St.then turn right on 30th Ave. Turn right on Ortega St. then turn left on 20th Ave. Turn right on Irving St. then turn left on 9th Ave and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4589605819/

Short Course, 4.96mi with 378 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 9th Ave and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4603614319/

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, July 23 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 onStow 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/4589585500

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/4603633987/

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, July 16 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