posted Dec 18, 2014, 11:20 AM by Emily Clay
updated Dec 18, 2014, 11:22 AM
We'll be meeting on the steps of the O'Connor Recreation Center
at Homewood campus at 8 AM. Park on one of the streets surrounding campus, such as University Parkway or Charles Street, and be aware of time limits.
Half marathoners will run 6 miles and full marathoners will run 12. However, the course is an out-and-back, so you can modify the distance as you wish.
- Take the road/driveway north from the Rec Center to University Parkway. Make a left on University.
- Cross University and take a right onto Linkwood. Run down the hill.
- Follow the dirt trail on the left of the road across the wooden bridge to get on Stony Run Trail.
- Follow Stony Run across Cold Spring Lane and Wyndhurst Avenue. You will pass the Gilman School on your left, and there is a water fountain by the baseball diamond.
- Take the bridge over Northern Parkway and run until you're at the tennis courts. Half marathoners turn around here.
- Just after the tennis courts, turn left and then right to get back on the trail briefly.
- Turn left at Melrose and then right at Roland.
- Turn left at Lake Ave and then right at Hollins.
- Run down the hill and cross Jones Falls to enter Robert E Lee park.
- Follow the path, turning left at any forks. You should go down some wood-chip steps and cross the train tracks.
- Follow the dirt path through the park. The path forks many times, but they all head in the same direction, so don't worry about getting lost.
- There is about two miles of beautiful trail running in the park before you hit Falls Road. This is the turn around.
- Return how you came!
The high on Saturday is 40 degrees. Dress warmly, but wear layers that you can shed as you heat up. There are 2 water fountains along the route, but they could be turned off for the winter. Marathoners should carry water.
Sign up for carpooling
if you need or can provide a ride, or consider running to the start for some bonus miles. We will have breakfast at Alex's house south of Homewood afterwards.