A Savage Journey through the Heart of the American Dream
Welcome to the 35th Annual run since 1985, jointly presented by Haight Ashbury Ultra Society and Fat Ass Runners.
You'll start in the gorgeous sunrise from Twin Peaks, the highest vista point in the city, with the entire city under your feet. The single loop course, 50 Kilos or 50 Miles, leads you to all the tourist spots on foot. You'll navigate with errors and practice the art of getting lost. In the end, you'll get back to the finish where there is your car awaits.
This is a fat ass event, “No Fees, No Awards, No Aid, No Wimps.” However, we are kind and generous enough to provide aid stations like those races you pay dearly. If you are brave enough to make the 4hr 45 min cutoff at mile 25, you are allowed to run the 50 miler. Otherwise, you'll turn to the 50K route.
A qualifier for Ohlone Wilderness 50K Trail Run.
The finale of the Thanksgiving Slam, after TNFEC, Quad Dipsea, and CIM.
Turns sheet and maps - http://www.trailrunners.net/homes/fnl/index.htm, or
49 Mile Scenic Drive - http://www.sftodo.com/maps/49-mile-scenic-drive-san-francisco.pdf.
The fact is You don't need them! "In the past (when we ran it), we got pastries from the Ferry Building, cappuccinos from North Beach, dim sum from Chinatown, etc. After all, it's supposed to be an urban adventure :-)" -- DC ZombieRunner
The reason is We volunteers want to laugh out loud at your stories of navigation errors in practicing the art of getting lost.
Not guaranteed. Provided from cars parked at approximately
Mile 0 Twin Peaks (your car).
Mile 6 Army St. (Cesar Chavez / 3rd St.)
Mile 14 Japantown, Geary & Webster.
Mile 17 Coit Tower (optional).
Mile 20 Marina Green Party.
Mile 25 Seacliff, 30th Ave. & El Camino del Mar Fralick.
Mile 32 Lake Merced.
Mile 38 Sunset Blvd.
Mile 44 Stanyan St.
Mile 50 Twin Peaks (my car).
Wholeheartedly supporting Noé Castañón Shoes For Runners cause for the 8th straight year since 2012 by donating running gears to Mexican villages.
The Marin Mammal Center.
*** That's my story and I'm sticking to it ***
Local time: 4:19 PM