Weekly Runs

We explore nooks and crannies, high and low, of our fabulous city. Discover parts of SF you may not otherwise see, build friendships along with endurance, and reaffirm connection to communities. We may not be large, but we are visible! Join us for a run to see what we’re all about!  

First time running with HFRC?  If this is your first run with us, please fill out our Waiver, sorry our lawyers told us to do this. Also, please email to let us know to expect you.

Weekly Runs & Walks

December | San Francisco Botanical Gardens, Golden Gate Park
Saturday Long Runs starting at 8 am

December 9th – Holiday Party – meet at Jay’s House
9am Short Run
10am Party

Join us for the month of December where we’ll be meeting 8am in front of SF Botanical Gardens main entrance in Golden Gate Park. It’s at 1199 9th Ave, just off Lincoln Way if you need a precise address. Club favorite Tartine is nearby so we can enjoy refreshments post run. If that’s not your thing, there are many other tasty options nearby. Then, stay and hang out with friends and enjoy well earned coffee. Depending on how hilly the route, we generally finish running around 9:45 if you just want to say hi and join us for socializing. Please note: Parking is plentiful at 8am but DO NOT leave any valuables in your car.

There are two route distances, usually a 9-10 miler and a shorter 5-6 miler with maps changing weekly. The running and walking groups all begin at the same time. It’s a tour through urban streets and gardens. We’ll then meet back up after the run/walk for well-earned snacks. It’s a wonderful time to catch up with other members.

Runs commence at 8am but we usually wait a few minutes to give everyone a chance to arrive. If you are new to us, please email so we’ll know to expect you. More information on routes will be posted weekly in the newsfeed.

November |
Woods Yard Park | Piccino Coffee Bar
October |
Java Beach Cafe at the Zoo
September |
Duboce Cafe
Fort Mason | Equator Coffee
SF Botanical Gardens
Precita Park | Precita Park Cafe
May: Legion of Honor | Museum Cafe
April: Duboce Park | Duboce Cafe
Fort Mason | Equator Coffee
Woods Yard Park | Piccino Coffee Bar
Jan: SF Botanical Gardens | Tartine

WEDNESDAYS: There’s an informal run on Wednesday mornings. We meet in front of the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park, around 8:30, running 6 miles total – down to the beach and back. Please email or text Anna if you are interested in joining us. Or join us for coffee around 9:30 at Tartine Bakery for our post run.

Other weekday runs: You are encouraged to run 3-4 times per week. The weekly training should consist of hill or mile repeats, tempo runs, a long run and an optional fourth day of running. HFRC is happy to provide you with a personal training plan. You can run solo or coordinate with other members.

Weekday Walks – Please let Anna know if you are interested and I’ll keep you in the email loop. We’ve been walking on Fridays. Times and locations vary.

See what our members are up to on Strava.

For variety, we rotate start locations monthly in San Francisco.