31st Annual Bridge to Bridge Run
Special Olympics Northern California
12k Race – 9:00 am Start
7k Race and Walk – 9:20 am Start
Ferry Building, San Francisco
Both the 12K runners and the 7K runners and walkers take off together from the Ferry Building on The Embarcadero. The course goes north along the Embarcadero, through Fisherman’s Wharf via Jefferson and Aquatic Park and down Van Ness for a short leg of the run by the Municipal Pier.
Here, the course goes up the 30 degree grade called the McDowell Grade into Fort Mason. This is a one-block long grade which comes out at the Great Meadow atop Fort Mason. It is a downward course out of Fort Mason and onto Marina Boulevard across from the Marina Safeway.
Inside the Presidio, the 7K runners and walkers are on Mason and turn left at Halleck for the last leg to the finish line, crossing Lincoln Blvd and turning onto Keyes for the finish line near the top of the grassy parade grounds. There is a long but gradual Grade on Halleck to Lincoln.
At the corner of Mason and Halleck, where the 7k and 12k split, enjoy the sounds of Rubberside Down, courtesy of 107.7 The Bone.
Runners and walkers go alongside the Marina Green and the St. Francis Yacht Club into The Presidio National Park. Two blocks into the park, the 12K runners turn onto the Golden Gate Promenade for the run along the Promenade, by the new Crissy Fields Wetlands and Marine Drive to Fort Point under the southern anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge. On the return, there is a gradual grade from Marine Drive onto Mason Street. Mason is a straight run to Halleck where a right turn will take the runners up a long but gradual grade to Lincoln and across Lincoln for the finish on Graham Street, at the top of the grassy parade grounds.
While you're cruising toward Fort Point, where you'll turn and head back to the Presidio, be sure and open those ears and listen for Leopold and His Fiction, another band to entertain you, thanks to 107.7 The Bone.
While you run or walk, enjoy the view. This is a sightseeing tour of San Francisco with beautiful vistas everywhere you turn.
Official Website: http://www.bridgetobridge.com
Added by brian.rothenberg on April 25, 2007