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

January 2023 : SF Botanical Gardens

Saturday Long Runs starting at 8 am –  Join us for the long run or walk. For January, we’ll be starting from SF Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park. We’ll meet at the main entrance of the garden, located at 1199 9th Ave, just off Lincoln Way.  After the run,  get your coffee from club favorite – Tartine Bakery then hang out with friends. We like to grab a pastry and head back to the garden’s entrance. Depending on how hilly the route, we usually finish running around 9:45 if you just want to say hi and join us for social time. Parking is plentiful at 8am but please 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 know to expect you. More information on routes will be posted weekly in the newsfeed.

Jan 2023: SF Botanical Gardens

Precita Park
Duboce Cafe
OCT: Java Beach Cafe
Fort Mason
Piccino Cafe, Woods Yard Park
Botanical Gardens
Precita Park
MAY: Legion of Honor
Duboce Cafe
MARCH: Fort Mason
FEB: Philz in Dogpatch
JAN: Java Beach by SF Zoo

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 at Tartine Bakery 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. Locations vary. 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.