Anne - or anyone else that's interested.
I added the SF Marathon map to this group (I assume you can use this as a course when reporting your mileage). It's a bit off, in terms of distance, but close enough for amateur work. I trust the elevations in the map more than most of the Garmin data I've been able to find. Let me know if you see errors.
San Francisco - 7/29/12
Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12
Chicago - 10/7/12
One obvious problem is the portion on the bridge. It looks like the Google map shows that as sea level. Obviously it's a gradual climb to the middle of the bridge then a gradual descent to the Marin end, then a somewhat steeper climb to the Marin visitor center. BTW there was a timing mat there when I ran and some people who used the visitor center bathrooms missed it. I don't know if they were DQ'ed for that. Just FYI.
Then mirror image back across the bridge.
Also, in addition to what Anne said, from 10-11.5 is a long sweeping downhill then a fairly good uphill to the Park. Aside from that it looks pretty good.
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That looks good, Trey, although, yeah, the underlying database is obviously missing some elevation data at the ends of the bridge there. I think I've encoutered that before when mapping bridge routes.
I ran from almost mile 24-end over lunch last week. I think there will be some fresh asphalt for us -- right now it's that rough underlayer concrete, with only one direction open to traffic. It's an odd part of town -- lots of new office buildings with nothing else around, mixed in with empty lots. Great time to be trying to lease out a newly-constructed office building, right? Has the feeling of a ghost town; a shiny glass and concrete ghost town. Almost makes me wonder if they will be paving that section -- the part that was closed off had those tall thin bollard-type cones with orange police-tape style plastic tape tied between them, except it was all tattered and broken, like it had been there for a while. It leant to the office park ghost town vibe, that's for sure.
Thanks for the tip about the timing mat near the visitor's center restroom!
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