San Francisco Running Guide

San Francisco Running Guide

by Bob Cooper
     
 

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With nearly a million acres of beautiful parklands, countless breathtaking mountain and canyon trails, spectacular cityscapes around every corner, and hundreds of miles of gorgeous coastline, the toughest part of running in San Francisco may be deciding on a route to explore first.

San Francisco Running Guide was written to

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With nearly a million acres of beautiful parklands, countless breathtaking mountain and canyon trails, spectacular cityscapes around every corner, and hundreds of miles of gorgeous coastline, the toughest part of running in San Francisco may be deciding on a route to explore first.

San Francisco Running Guide was written to help make the difficult decision of where to run in the Bay Area an easy one. The book introduces local and visiting runners alike to 35 of the best running routes, plus it gives complete course information about the top 10 races-from 5Ks to marathons-held annually in the Bay Area.

For each running route included, the book provides:

- an explanation of why it was selected;
- a detailed map showing roads and trails to follow on the route;
- an icon key that shows route distance, scenery, terrain, hill ratings, and available facilities;
- access information that tells how to get to the starting point;
- course information that describes every step of the run; and
- ""Foot Notes"" that provide additional information to make the run more enjoyable.

Author Bob Cooper-a former Running Times executive editor, a competitive runner, and a longtime Bay Area resident-scouted each route himself so runners don't have to waste their own time exploring unsuitable or less-than-enjoyable routes. Visitors running the routes will get to experience the unique beauty of San Francisco and the Bay Area firsthand, while resident runners will discover routes they never knew existed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880117036
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
02/24/1998
Series:
City Running Guide Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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""San Francisco is one of the best places in the world to run. And no one knows San Francisco and running like Bob Cooper. This book is a must have for every runner.""
Bob Babbitt
Publisher and Editor
Competitor and City Sports magazines

""I have run all around the world only to come home to the best running trails on earth. Thank you Bob for sharing them with others.""
Regina Jacobs
1500M Silver medalist, 1997 World Championships
Member of 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic Teams

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