Rain or Shine

We braved the cold and it wasn’t that bad. Luckily the rain held off. Any guesses as to the street corner? (Jay and Patrick not pictured)

We hope to see all our friends, you and your guest at the holiday party next week. Please contact Jay for the party address. We’ll have a short run at 9 and part at 10. Running is optional.

HFRC 2022 Holiday Party Saturday, December 10, at 9:00 am!

Greetings HFRC members, friends, alumni, and fellow runners!

Please come to the HFRC 2022 Holiday Party on Saturday, December 10.

Location: Jay’s house out in the Sunset in San Francisco. Please contact Jay if you need details like an address.

Time: Keeping with tradition, we’ll do a short run at 9:00, followed by a party at 10:00. There will be a contingent of us walking rather than running, too. If you don’t want to walk or run, just arrive around 10:00. I know, we usually start our runs at 8:00, but this is Christmas, so we’re giving everyone an extra hour that morning!

We’ll provide coffee, juice, champagne, sparkling water, and BACON!

So what to bring: yummy things to share with your fellow runners, like bagels, pastries, fruit salad, other delectable items, don’t limit yourself to breakfast foods.

We always love to see our extended running family, so feel free to bring your family and friends, and we invite all past members to come see us again, we will always have a place in our heart and at our gatherings for you!

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, December 3 at Precita Park!

For the month of December, we will meet at Precita Cafe where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after the run. This week, we have a 10 mi course and a 4.82 mi course.

Full Course, 10mi with 271 ft elevation gain

Start by heading west on Precita Ave. then turn right on Folsom St. Turn right on 16th St., then turn left on 3rd St. turn right at Oracle Park and loop around to continue north on Embarcadero. Continue to the Ferry Building; this marks the turn around spot. Run back along the Embarcadero and through Oracle Park, then turn left on 3rd St. Turn right on 16th St. Then turn left on Missippi St. Turn right on 17th St. then turn left on Harrison St. Continue south then turn left on Precita Ave to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2492870284/

Short Course, 4.82mi with 155 ft elevation gain
Start by heading west on Precita Ave. then turn right on Folsom St. Turn right on 16th St., then turn right on Mississippi St. Turn right on 17th St. then turn left on Harrison St. Continue south then turn left on Precita Ave to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5047820422/

SF Municipal Pier to Close Indefinitely

Sad news for us enthusiasts of the joy of running along the waterfront. The pier at Aquatic Park, which is iconic in its shape, responsible for protecting the cove at the Park for all the swimmers, and is a crucial wave break for all the historic ships is crumbling and will close indefinitely. Half of it was already closed, now a recent earthquake has rendered the structure untenable.

I have taken hundreds of pictures from the end of the pier, with HFRC club members, fellow racers after DSE races in the 80s and 90s and early 2000s, family members and visitors. It feels like a loss of a key feature to our city’s waterfront.

There was a campaign to raise funds for the pier underway, but with $100 million price tag, private fundraising will be a challenge. It’s a Federal Government facility, so the city has little say in the funding or execution of a rebuild. Do I suspect the pier may become an eyesore for an extended period of time.

Francisco’s Municipal Pier near Aquatic Park closed indefinitely

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/san-francisco-municipal-pier-closed-17607420.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=share-by-email&utm_medium=email

The pier has been in dire need of repair for some time.

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Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, November 26 at Duboce Cafe!

We will meet at Duboce Park Cafe, where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after. We have a special course this week as we embark along the path of the old Barbary Coast.
https://californiacrossings.com/barbary-coast-trail/

We have a 9.74 mi course and 5.69 mi course.

Full Course, 9.74 mi course with 646 ft elevation gain
We start by heading south on Sanchez St. and turn left on 14th St. Turn left on Folsom St then turn left on 4th St. Turn right on Stockton St. then turn right on Maiden Ln. Turn left on Grant Ave. Turn left on Sacramento St, then turn right on Waverly Place. Turn left on Washington St. then turn right on Ross Alley. Turn right on Jackson St. then turn right on Grant Ave. Turn left on Washington St. then turn right on Kearny St. Turn left on Commercial St. then turn left on Montgomery St. Turn right on Jackson St. then turn left on Balance St. Turn right on Gold St. then turn left on Sansome St. Turn left on Pacific Ave. then turn right on Columbus Ave. Turn right on Union St. then turn left on Grant Ave. Turn right on Francisco St. then take the pedestrian stairs to Kearny St. and turn left. From Kearny St. turn left on the Embarcadero and continue on Jefferson St. Run through Aquatic Park and turn left on Van Ness Ave. Turn right on Market St. then turn right on Duboce Ave to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5300801842

Short Course, 5.69 mi course with 282 ft elevation gain
We start by heading south on Sanchez St. and turn left on 14th St. Turn left on Folsom St then turn left on 4th St.Turn right on Stockton St. then turn left on Sutter St. Turn left on Van Ness Ave. Turn right on Market St. then turn right on Duboce Ave to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5300802940

865 Feet Elevation Gain

While Patrick evilly promised/threatened over 700 feet, Strava recorded 865 feet. It was a picture perfect crisp day for a morning run. I hope you looked behind you to enjoy the view of city and took note we started way down in the flats. All in all, great route. Thanks Patrick.

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, November 19 at Duboce Cafe!

This is a redo of last week as the links did not post correctly.

We will meet at Duboce Park Cafe, where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after. The season of giving is upon us, and we have hills-a-plenty to give. Perfect way to burn off the calories you’ll be consuming next week. This week, we have a 9.86 mi course and 5.36 mi course

Full Course, 9.86 mi course with 789 ft elevation gain
We start by heading south on Sanchez St. and turn right on Market St. Turn right on 17th St then turn left on Eureka St. Turn right on 20th St. then turn left and take the Corwin Street stairs and the upper pedestrian path and make a right on Romain St. Turn left on Market St. and continue on Portal Dr. Keep right onto Woodside Ave. then turn left on Dewey Blvd. Turn right on Taraval St. at the traffic circle and continue. Turn right on 30th Ave. Turn right on MLK Dr. Turn right at 20th Ave. then turn left on Lincoln Way. Turn left on 9th Ave. then turn right on MLK Dr. turn left on Kezar Dr. Take the pedestrian path and continue onto Haight St. Turn right on Pierce St. then turn left on Waller St. Turn right on Steiner St. to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5290129396

Short Course, 5.36 mi course with 828 ft elevation gain

We start by heading south on Sanchez St. and turn right on Market St. Turn right on 17th St then turn left on Clayton St. Keep right onto Twin Peaks Blvd Market and continue straight on Clarendon Ave. Turn right on Oak Park Dr then turn left on Christopher Dr. Turn right on Warren Dr. then turn right on 6th Ave. Turn right on Judah St. and continue on Parnassus Ave. Turn left on Cole St. then turn right on Haight St. Turn right on Pierce St. then turn left on Waller St. Turn right on Steiner St. to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5290130668

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, November 12 at Duboce Cafe!

We will meet at Duboce Park Cafe, where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after. This week, we have a 9.86 mi course and 5.36 mi course.

Full Course, 9.86 mi course with 789 ft elevation gain
We start by heading south on Sanchez St. and turn right on Market St. Turn right on 17th St then turn left on Eureka St. Turn right on 20th St. then turn left and take the Corwin Street stairs and the upper pedestrian path and make a right on Romain St. Turn left on Market St. and continue on Portal Dr. Keep right onto Woodside Ave. then turn left on Dewey Blvd. Turn right on Taraval St. at the traffic circle and continue. Turn right on 30th Ave. Turn right on MLK Dr. Turn right at 20th Ave. then turn left on Lincoln Way. Turn left on 9th Ave. then turn right on MLK Dr. turn left on Kezar Dr. Take the pedestrian path and continue onto Haight St. Turn right on Pierce St. then turn left on Waller St. Turn right on Steiner St. to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5290129396

Short Course, 5.36 mi course with 828 ft elevation gain

We start by heading south on Sanchez St. and turn right on Market St. Turn right on 17th St then turn left on Clayton St. Keep right onto Twin Peaks Blvd Market and continue straight on Clarendon Ave. Turn right on Oak Park Dr then turn left on Christopher Dr. Turn right on Warren Dr. then turn right on 6th Ave. Turn right on Judah St. and continue on Parnassus Ave. Turn left on Cole St. then turn right on Haight St. Turn right on Pierce St. then turn left on Waller St. Turn right on Steiner St. to the finish.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5290130668

Join us for our weekly long run Saturday, November 5 at Duboce Cafe!

We will meet at Duboce Park Cafe, where we’ll be able to get a celebratory beverage and snack after. This week, we have a 10.09mi course and 5.05mi course.

Full Course, 10.09mi course with 616 ft elevation gain
We start by heading north on Steiner St. and turn right on Pacific Ave. Make a left on Powell St and then a right on Broadway St. Make a right on the Embarcadero and loop around Oracle Park. Make a left and continue south on 3rd St. Make a right on 16th St, then make a left on Mississippi St. Make a right on 17th St, then a left on Potrero Ave. Make a right on 20th St. Make a right on Guerrero St. then a left on 18th St. Turn right on Sanchez St. and continue to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4942594843/

Short Course, 5.05mi course with 360 ft elevation gain

We start by heading north on Steiner St. and turn right on Green St. Turn right on Van Ness Ave. Turn right on Market St. and turn right on Duboce Ave to the finish.
https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4964833732/