September – December 2020

Oct
4
Sun

Both races start at 9am; course closes at 11:00am for both races.

Course Description

Run one or two 4.5 mile clockwise loops around the lake staying entirely on jogging/pedestrian path.

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Oct
11
Sun
Candlestick Point 5K @ Candlestick Point
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Course Description

Candlestick Point 5K
Start/Finish: Picnic Area/Restrooms just inside the front gate
Course: Run two loops (1.55 each). Flat, paved path with great views of the East Bay hills and San Francisco Bay.

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Candlestick Point (2)
Oct
25
Sun

Start/Finish

North/South dirt path adjacent to Yacht Rd parking lot, 1 block north of Marina Blvd. (Little Marina Green)

5K Course Description

Run west along Golden Gate Promenade towards Fort Point. Turn around at
orange cones and run on the other side of the Warming Hut along West Bluff and Mason Street. Turn
left at the diagonal towards the beach and make the first right, then a left onto Old Mason Street and
then another left towards the beach. Finally, turn right and run back along Golden Gate Promenade to
finish.

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Crissy Field 5K

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Nov
1
Sun

Course Description

Run northbound from sidewalk onto Great Highway pedestrian path. Turnaround prior to Lincoln Way and return to finish.

*Kids Run (1/2 mile) begins after completion of the 5K – Start/Finish near same location as adult race.

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GreatHighway5K-2015

Nov
8
Sun

Course Description

The 5K course consists of 2 loops and spans the north east end of Crocker Amazon and south end of McLaren Park. Runners start on the grass in center field and run to the right field foul pole, then turn left along the outfield tree line and continue towards the trail going uphill toward the community garden. Staying to the right of the garden and through the dog walk area, runners turn left at the first paved trail and make a right, uphill, on the paved trail to the dirt trail past “Lover’s Rock”. Following the dirt trail, runners make the first left towards Sunnydale then make a loop up and around the paved and dirt trails and back towards the dog trail. Just before the dog trail, make a right towards the garden and go back downhill to the softball field and finish.

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Nov
29
Sun

 

Start:

Upper dirt track on South side of Polo Field, Golden Gate Park.

Finish:

Lower paved track on South side.

Course Description:

Complete counter-clockwise loop of upper Polo Field dirt track; exit right/west out of Polo Field onto paved path. Run west on path then turn right onto Chain of Lakes Drive via parking lot and run north to Kennedy Drive. Turn right and run east on dirt path up Kennedy Drive. At east end of Upper Speedway Meadow, exit (right) at “Big Tree” and run down/west across the grass meadow back towards the Polo Field. Enter upper dirt track of Polo Field via break in the hedgerow, turn right and run counter-clockwise upper dirt loop to finish.

*Kids Run (1/2 mile) begins after completion of the 5K – Start/Finish near same location as adult race.

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Dec
20
Sun

Course Description

Baker Beach 5K
START/FINISH: Lower Baker Beach Parking Lot
Terrain: Asphalt, concrete/sand, gravel trail/wooden bridge/gravel trail

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Upon exiting lower Baker Beach parking lot, immediately turn left on Battery Chamberlin Rd and run up to and through upper parking lot. Exit through gate at far end and run east into short Battery section before completing .6 mile uphill climb. Run left (inside guard rail) along Lincoln Way. Just beyond Langdon Court (Street), take the left fork gravel trail and run the entire “new trail” section with wooden bridge. Do not exit onto asphalt pedestrian/bike lane leading to GG Bridge. Instead, turn around at end of trail and return the same way to finish.

Additional Parking is available in the upper parking lot off Battery Chamberlin Rd.
Baby Strollers are not permitted for this race.

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Baker-Beach-5K-2016
Dec
27
Sun

Course Description

Run east up Kennedy Drive to McLaren Lodge. Turnaround at Barricade at Kezar Drive, start back and turn right on East Conservatory Drive. Run up and around East Conservatory Drive then back onto Kennedy Drive and return westbound to finish.

*Kids Run (1/2 mile) begins after completion of the 5K – Start/Finish near same location as adult race.

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