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Run the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

COURSE INFORMATION

THE GOLDEN GATE RELAY COURSE INCLUDES MANY TOURIST DESTINATIONS.
Teams of 12 travel 191 miles through 36 cities including Calistoga, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge near midnight, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz.

NO COURSE CHANGES.
Due to the Crystal Springs dam replacement project, the Leg 23 Van Bridge (used 2011-2013) is necessary. Skyline Blvd. closed in 2010 and is scheduled to open in 2015.

CAUTION - THINK SAFETY
Run on the Right with traffic except Legs 1, 18. Obey traffic laws: stop at red lights and cross roads in crosswalks or intersections. There are no road closures, traffic control or aid stations.

COURSE TRIVIA
The course is divided into 36 segments called "Legs" with 73 turns (36 left, 37 right). Legs vary in length (3-8 miles) and difficulty ("Easy" to "Very Hard"). Runners travel 186 miles on shoulders of roads, 4 miles on five bicycle paths (Legs 6, 17, 21, 26) and 1 mile through a quarry (Leg 35). Eight legs have ocean views (17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 31, 36) and five legs border reservoirs (13, 22, 23, 24, 28).

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION PROVIDED GPS SATELLITE MAPPING.
From 24 satellites, 32,000 positions were recorded to generate maps.

FOR WEATHER UPDATES, CHECK NBC 11.
Spring in the Bay Area is dry and warm with light fog. Runners travel through Napa Valley during the day, Sonoma in late afternoon, Marin during evening, across the Golden Gate Bridge and through San Francisco after midnight (Legs 18-20 may be cold), through San Mateo and Santa Clara counties reaching Santa Cruz County by morning.

 
   
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