posted Jul 24, 2014, 10:47 AM by Alex Fuller
This week we're running along Stony Run Trail in north Baltimore. We'll meet at 8 am in front of Mason Hall on the JHU Homewood campus. You should be able to find street parking in the residential areas west and south of campus. Most of it is free on weekends, but check the signs to make sure, especially if you're running 13 miles and need to park longer than two hours. The weather should be about 74 at the start. There is a water fountain at Gilman, and a water fountain and a bathroom in Robert E Lee Park.
Route and Directions
Both groups will follow the same route, but the half-marathoners will turn around earlier. The complicated part is navigating campus, but don't worry, I'll lead the way :)
- Run around Mason Hall and turn left to cross over to Bowman Drive.
- Follow Bowman Drive through campus until you see the Red Sails Sculpture.
- Leave the road and run up the brick path, turning left at the fork.
- Run between the Bloomberg physics building and the lacrosse field, and continue through the parking lot to join San Martin Drive.
- Follow San Martin to University Parkway, cross University, and run down Linkwood Road.
- 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. This is the 3-mile turnaround.
- First part is same as the half-marathon route.
- 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.