SPECIAL EVENT: 10-20 Mile Monterey Run

Hello Runners,

Back by popular demand...we will be running along the beautiful coast of Monterey...It is pretty much a straight out and back.

Description and Course:

This run can be as short or as long as you wish up to 20 mile run including the gorgeous 17 mile drive. Many scenic miles along the coast. Majority of the course is similar to the Big Sur Half Marathon. For those of us wanting to run a 20 mile loop we will include 17 mile drive.

http://www.seemonterey.com/17-mile-drive. Everyone should be familiar with the route as much as possible as it will be impossible to keep the entire group together. However, everyone should run with at least one buddy. And we will discuss the route and how to keep everyone together before we start.

We will start at Lover's Point and goes just past the famed Lone Cypress. Turnaround just past Cabrillo Rd & Cypress Drive. Total 20.2 miles. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4061496 Please run in groups.  Be very careful running on the 17-mile Drive past Bird Rock because there really isn't a shoulder to run on. Also when you go past the 17-mile guardshack, go by in small groups. And don't run through the golf course.

Carpool Meetup: 5:45 A.M:

5:45 A.M Carpool Meeting Pruneyard in Campbell, in front of the Hobees/Coffee Society at 1875 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell CA

http://pruneyard.com/Tenants/TenantViewer.aspx?TenantID=2C6FD035-E2F1-40F4-A112-615EE938D6EE

We will do intros, hand out a few maps, arrange carpools, and be on the road by 6:00 A.M. Note that the Coffee Society does not open until 7:00.

Please think about if you want to drive or not and what time your carpool will be back by. (We should be back by 3:00--but every carpool will be in charge of their own destiny.:=)

Passangers please bring cash to give your driver to help with gas + parking.

To insure that everyone has a carpool will arrange specific carpools once everyone is at the meetup point.

Monterey Meetup Point:

www.ci.pg.ca.us/recreation/p-loverspt.htm

Directions to Lover's Point: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=1875+South+Bascom+Avenue,+Campbell,+CA++95008-2310&daddr=Lovers+Point,+Pacific+Grove,+CA&geocode=Fan6OAIdVnK7-Ckv3v19wjSOgDHfPlvjPsscjg%3B...

Please note that they ticket often!

7:30- ish-- Meet at Lover's Point in Monterey and be ready to run.

Bathrooms & Water:

There are bathrooms at Lover's Point where will will convene both before and after the run. There are bathrooms along 17 mile drive at about the 7 mile point.

There is no water along the trail, so bring plenty!

Water will be at the restrooms at the 7 mile mark:

bird rock road & 17 mile drive Del Monte Forest, CA 93953.

Brunch: First Awakenings in Pacific Grove

125 Ocean View Blvd
Ste 105
Pacific GroveCA93950

(831)[masked] www.firstawakenings.net

These are the directions to the restaurant.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=638+Ocean+View+Blvd&city=Pacific+Grove&state=CA&zipcode=93950#a2433badb2f38e2f1dcd6558

Dealing with the food bill. The following has been our procedure and has worked well:

Everyone please figure out all of your portion of the bill including drinks, appetizers, meal and the Monterey Sales Tax (8.25%) + %18 tip. For fairness to everyone, please do not leave until the bill is squared away.

Head back according to carpool decisions.

Bring Jacket, Water--lots of water, snacks, sunscreen, change of clothes, money, camera.

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  • Fernando

    Gretchen thank you for driving.

    September 22, 2013

  • Gretchen

    Perfect day! Looking forward to the next one!!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • jeff r.

    Everything about yesterday's run was worth the trip. Great weather, fantastic runners, beautiful route and nice lunch spot. Thanks again Feride. Let's do it again!

    2 · September 22, 2013

    • Feride

      September 2014 :=))

      September 22, 2013

  • Brandon C.

    Thanks for including me in all the fun. It was nice meeting such a dedicated group of runner. Until next time!

    2 · September 22, 2013

    • Feride

      Hope to see you on a run again soon!

      1 · September 22, 2013

  • Debbie

    Absolutely perfect run, weather was great, company was fun+fantastic!!! Thanks to Feride for planning this annual event and Mike for our super nice refuel station!!!:)

    5 · September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for setting up this run Feride!! And huge thanks to Michael for the water/food!! Sorry we couldn't stay for brunch.

    4 · September 21, 2013

  • jeff r.

    Hi. I will meet the group in monterey. Have to be in santa cruz

    September 20, 2013

    • jeff r.

      In the afternoon.

      September 20, 2013

  • Chris

    Hi!! I'm looking forward to tomorrow. I would like to be a passenger in the carpool if possible.

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd rather not drive, but can if needed :-)

    September 20, 2013

  • Debbie

    Originally I had to cancel due to Bali trip...Unfortunately my Bali trip is cancelled!!!:(:(...buuuut perhaps I can somehow find some joy in running the beautiful Moneterey Annual run:)

    2 · September 12, 2013

    • Stan

      Why run in hot & humid Bali when you run in cool & foggy Monterey? :)

      September 20, 2013

    • Debbie

      Because it's Bali:(...Boooooooo!!!!

      September 20, 2013

  • Fernando

    Awesome can't WAIT to do this !!! LOL got to excited :-))

    1 · September 19, 2013

    • Stan

      You're so excited, you're skipping words. :)

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Gretchen

    See you at the carpool. I will likely drive. Not sure when I need to head back.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • casey

    So is the 20 mile route an out and back? Anyone else going 20 at around a 6:30 pace?

    September 15, 2013

    • Feride

      yes. All info is the the course description above. :-)

      September 19, 2013

    • Marina

      Mirco and I are planning to run 20 at 5:15 pace (JK ;-))

      5 · September 19, 2013

  • Erika F.

    Still going to be very jetlagged so I would love to carpool with other runners. I'll be at Cafe Society at 545. See you then!

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Fernando

    Awesome can't to do this run!!! Excited:))

    September 19, 2013

  • Michael

    I will not carpool with you guys. Plan to setup the water station and to start run at 7:30.

    2 · September 16, 2013

    • Feride

      Thank you Michael!! You are the greatest.

      3 · September 19, 2013

    • Michele S.

      Except Michael refuse to carpool with me :-(

      September 19, 2013

  • Nicole ~

    I would like to join this run. However it's easier for me to go straight to Monterey. Where is the meeting spot in Monterey and what time? Anyone doing less than 10 miles?

    September 15, 2013

    • Feride

      All info is in the description above. I am sure some people will run less than 20 , but either way you should join us.

      September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll meet you there. Planning on[masked]

    1 · September 16, 2013

    • Feride

      Meet there by 7:30.

      September 19, 2013

  • Brandon C.

    I'm coming from Santa Cruz so I'll meet you there. I'm going to have to go less than 20, closer to 10. That 7 mile point bathroom sounds like a pretty good turn around...

    1 · September 16, 2013

    • Feride

      we are hoping to take a few photos and be ready to run around 7:30.

      September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone planning on doing 20? :)

    1 · September 10, 2013

    • Yvon

      I'd love to join and run 20, but there's no way I'd be pulling a 6:30 pace! Plus I hate driving alone--does anyone maybe want to ride with me from around Palo Alto?

      September 16, 2013

    • Feride

      Yvon-you could drive to the Campbell carpool location and joint us from there.

      September 19, 2013

  • Michele S.

    Actually I most likely can't make it :-(

    September 11, 2013

    • Feride

      You can take it easy.

      September 12, 2013

    • Michele S.

      I will come walk 12 ml, that will sync with you guys run. Can't wait to see the ocean :-)

      September 19, 2013

  • Feride

    We should meet to carpool at 5:45AM in Pruneyard. It is about 1.5 hr drive and we don't want to get stuck in too much heat running. We want to start running by 7:30 AM. Please specify if you can be a driver, if you prefer to be a passenger (remember to contribute to gas), and if you have time restrictions.

    September 16, 2013

    • rick

      The event description says we meet in Monterey at 7:45am, not 7:30am.

      September 18, 2013

    • Michele S.

      I will meet you guys at 5:45am for carpool, passenger that needs a ride :-)

      September 19, 2013

  • Feride

    Thanks Rick--everyone-listen up--try to get ready to run in Monterey at 7:30 (at least for photos!)

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will meet you guys in Monterey on Sat.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • casey

    Is there an actual course map that shows the route from start to finish for 20 miles?
    Anyone?

    September 16, 2013

  • Feride

    Michael says we'd better leave at 5:45 AM.
    Stay tuned.

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone with a pace of 11:40 to 12 on long distance run? Got to find some buddies as I want to go !

    1 · September 11, 2013

    • Feride

      I am guessing we can walk back together...

      1 · September 11, 2013

  • Marina

    Mirco and I :-)

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like fun and something I can participate in this year, especially in light of my running a 1/2 this year. :)

    August 12, 2013

  • Meghan

    How much is parking?

    July 29, 2013

    • Michele S.

      Street parking near Lover's Point is free

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Erika F.

    My favorite run of the year!

    2 · July 20, 2013

  • Debbie

    Always love doing this run..but will be in Bali! Enjoy!

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Jonathan F.

    Sounds awesome! Unfortunately, it's the week before HMB Half and I should be good with my taper. ;-)

    July 18, 2013

  • casey

    RSVP's are closed on this run already

    June 29, 2013

  • Monica

    Sounds great!

    June 4, 2013

  • Daneen L.

    Hoping no Girl Scout Event comes up!! I'm in!! :)

    June 3, 2013

  • Eric (.

    Bummer I have the kiddies

    June 2, 2013

    • Feride

      It's Sept 21, so you should be free! :-))

      June 3, 2013

  • Terry

    The email notice said "Sunday June 16, 2013". I take it Sep 21 is the correct date?

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • Feride

      Yes. It is Sept 21. The calendar messed up but I changed it.

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like something i would be all.over! But i live in the city and dont drive. If anyone is driving down from.the city do.let me know!

    June 2, 2013

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