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
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:
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 105Pacific Grove, CA93950
These are the directions to the restaurant.
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.