Today and tomorrow, I'll mention the 2 Halloween runs in my area. Though they are definitely not as popular as the Turkey Trot, Halloween runs can be fun and can also be fast.
Here's the 1st of 2 Halloween runs in my area:
If anyone is looking for a fast and flat 5k, you might want to consider the following event:
Howlin' Moon 5K and 1K Fun Run
Little Marina Green, San Francisco, CA
Event date: October 30, 2010
This event is to help raise funds on a variety programs, including physical education, outdoor education, art, and music for the students at Claire Lilienthal Alternative Public School.
|Claire Lilienthal Alternative Public School|
The 5k Race
The 5k race starts in the Little Marina Green around 9 am. It travels towards the Golden Gate Bridge, turns near the Warming Hut and travels back along Crissy Field. The Little Marina Green is actually located in the "Volley Ball" area southwest of the St. Francis Yacht Club.
Free Kids Race
There's also a free kids' race for kids in K thru 2nd Grade. According to their website, it is unclear if it's a 1k or a 1 mile, as both distances have been mentioned.
For more info. on Claire Lilienthal Alternative Public School, please click here.
For more info. on the Howlin' Moon 5K and 1K Fun Run, click here.
I have ran in this area where this race is held, and it is indeed very fast and flat if it doesn't get too windy. It also has some nice views of the Golden Gate Bridge if there isn't heavy fog.
|The Golden Gate Bridge seen from the Crissy Field area on a sunny day.|
Tomorrow, I'll post about another event for this weekend but for October 31, 2010. The other event is also for this same weekend and features a 5k, as well as a 1 miler. But, their 5k course isn't as fast and as flat as this one. However, their 1 miler might get you the PR you have been lookin' for.