Past Meetup

Griffith Park Fun Run + Post Durian Party

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10:00am Meetup
10:20am Start Run, not waiting for late peeps
The following we'll play by ear:
? Finish Run
? Eat at nearby picnic tables
? End Meetup

RUN ROUTE: Easy fun run. All levels welcome. It's on dirt trail, mostly flat and shaded in parts. Views of golf course & ball fields.
* Cruisers jog/walk 1 counter-clockwise loop around golf course - 2.5 mi
* Speedsters run 1 larger counter-clockwise loop - 4 mi

WEATHER FORECAST: Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 77 F. Winds WSW at 5-10 mph.

DURIAN: It's thawed conventional frozen mornthong variety in 1lb bags with the husk & seeds removed! No additives, preservatives, heating, irradiation, etc. I'll have 24 bags for sale at $6.00 cash each, no check or card, and as much as I love it, I don't wanna take any home. Making change won't be a problem. Closest ATM at The Autry National Center of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA, at their main entrance, inside the restroom area, near the statue. The bag is cleaner, cheaper & more egalitarian than supplying durian in the husk. You can share however you want. Or bring your own. I'll also be bringing free organic honey crisp apples to share.

BRING: durian-cash, water, proper running hat, clothes & footwear, shades, sweat towel and a warm layer you don't mind getting sweaty, napkins, fruit to share.

LOCATION WARNING: If you’re not used to driving in Griffith Park, it gets confusing very quickly! It's a GREAT park and LA's largest, but it has MANY missing entrance/exit/street signs, and map sites make it worse by misidentify it's streets & borders. Since I wanna see y'all smiling fruity faces please proceed with EXTREME caution at your own risk when getting & using directions. When getting directions from a map site or GPS, avoid "restricted" or "private" roads. Since the location's address has the wrong house number, for your destination, use only these latitude & longitude coordinates, which can be written two ways:

34.132659, -118.280607

34° 7' 57.5718", -118° 16' 50.1852"

They're coordinates for the big signs that read, "Park Ranger Headquarters" & "Griffith Park Visitor Center", which can be seen on Google Map's Satellite View (,+-118.280607&hl=en&ll=34.132659,-118.280611&spn=0.003799,0.004823&sll=34.132659,-118.280607&sspn=0.021491,0.038581&t=h&gl=us&z=18) & Street View (,+-118.280607&hl=en&ll=34.132615,-118.280783&spn=0.005373,0.009645&sll=34.132569,-118.280735&layer=c&cbp=13,36.65,,1,-2.84&cbll=34.132547,-118.280713&gl=us&t=h&z=17&panoid=XouasmDxaBQrdwMMz6hwEQ).

I'll be right at the signs, in a neon yellow shirt. Free & ample parking west or southeast of closest intersection. If you get lost call me at 213-531-9616.