2003 TCRS Schedule

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TCRS Date Day Time Location Length
1 19-Jan Sun 9:00A Tennessee Valley - RESULTS 3.78 Mi
2 23-Feb Sun 9:00A St. Vincent's School - RESULTS 4.9 Mi
3 9-Mar Sun 9:00A Oakwood Valley - RESULTS 4 Mi
4 6-Apr Sun 9:00A Indian Valley - RESULTS 5.5 Mi
5 4-May Sun 9:00A Northridge - RESULTS ? Mi
6 11-Jul Fri 7:00P Marin Headlands - RESULTS 5.5 Mi
7 10-Aug Sat 9:00A Miwok Heights - RESULTS 6 Mi
8 14-Sep Sun 9:00A Crown Road - RESULTS 3.1 Mi
9 26-Oct Sun 9:00A Sam Taylor - RESULTS 10 K
10 16-Nov Sun 9:00A Redwood High School - RESULTS 5 K

TCRS #1 - Tennessee Valley

3.78 Mi - Out and back hilly course starting at Tennessee Valley horse stables. Heads west on a downhill grade toward Tennessee Cove at the beach. First and last 3/4 mile is paved and the remainder is dirt fire road. If rainy, mud adds new dimension to race. Usually has large turnout with as many as 190 runners competing in the kickoff race of the year.

Directions - From Highway 101 near Mill Valley take Hwy. 1/Shoreline offramp toward Mill Valley and Stinson Beach. Approximately 1/3 mile from freeway, turn west on Tennessee Valley Road. Follow about 2 miles to end and park.

TCRS #2 - St. Vincent's

4.9 Mi - Out and back, flat course with loop in the middle. Starts in parking area just east of freeway on paved road for first and last 3/4 mile. Remainder of course is on dirt road levies next to the bay and ponds.

Directions - From Highway 101 north of San Rafael in Marinwood, take St. Vincents Drive offramp. Go east 1/4 mile to parking area.

TCRS #3 - Oakwood Valley

5.15Mi - Race sign-up at Tamalpais Improvement Club, 203 Marin Avenue (faces Tennessee Valley Road), Mill Valley. Jog to start at Oakwood Valley trailhead. The course goes up Oakwood Valley to the top, takes a left at the top of the hill. Run down to gate near freeway, touch the gate at the end of the trail and return via Milano fire road.

Directions - Take Stinson Beach exit from 101 and turn left on Tennessee Valley Road. Turn right on Marin Avenue and pull into parking lot on left.

TCRS #4 - Indian Valley

The course is flat, rolling and hilly. About 5.5 miles.

The rolling and hilly parts go both up and down. The flat sections go neither up nor down. The net elevation gain is exactly zero! Therefore it can't be a very difficult course. The distance has been estimated at 5.5 miles by those who want to induce under-trained runners to participate. Because Russ has yet to drive his station wagon over the course, it hasn't been measure or certified. Jack Burns will no doubt give us a GPS measurement down to the last silly millimeter. If you love the Dipsea, you'll like the Indian Valley course. If you hate the Dipsea, you belong to the wrong running club.

Directions: The race will start and end near the baseball field on the campus of Indian Valley College. The college is located at the end of Ignacio Boulevard (about two miles west of Highway 101) in Novato.

TCRS #5 - Northridge

Driving directions: From East Blithedale Avenue in Mill Valley, turn north on Camino Alto, take a left on Overhill Drive (at the large Northridge sign), park near the intersection of Overhill and Escalon.

Course description: This is a 6.8 mile run on very hilly fire roads. Runners should carry water. From the starting point on the Overhill Drive fire road, the course is flat for about 600 yards to the intersection known as the Octopus. The course then takes the steepest option at that intersection, the Blithedale Ridge fire road. The course follows the fire road until it intersects Summit Drive in Corte Madera, where the course goes up Summit to reconnect with the Blithedale Ridge fire road. After staying on the fire road through the intersection with Huckleberry Trail and Warner Canyon fire road, the course takes the next left turn at Judy's Corner to go down the fire road to Via Van Dyke Avenue in Mill Valley (this is the same fire road that we run up in Roger's Super Bowl Run). Via Van Dyke ends at Elinor Avenue, where the course makes a hairpin turn to the left on Elinor. Within a few hundred yards, Elinor turns into a fire road (the one we come down in the Super Bowl Run). We follow that fire road to its intersection with the Warner Canyon fire road, where we make another hairpin turn to the left. After climbing up to the Blithedale Ridge fire road, the course turns right and returns to the starting line.

If this sounds impossible to follow, don't take the lead.

TCRS #6 - Marin Headlands

Details to follow.

TCRS #7 - Miwok Heights

The start and finish on Miwok Fire Road south of Shoreline Highway. Out-and-back, approximately 6 miles, all fire road, mostly very gradual up and down. No parking on Shoreline Highway; you must park on Panoramic Highway, north of Diaz Ridge trailhead. Registration will be at Diaz trailhead; we will jog about 3/4-mile to start and finish area. Take Highway 101 to Stinson Beach exit, then Highway One to intersection of Shoreline/ Panoramic Highways. North on Panoramic, Diaz trailhead is on left shortly after intersection. Ample parking on Panoramic.

TCRS #8 - Crown Road

Start at Crown Road trailhead. Course will be what is known as the Crown Road Up-and-Over Course (approx 5 miles.) Flat fire road to pump house, up and over ridge to beginning of Railroad Grade on Mill Valley side, loop back up and over to pump house, and return to start. All fire road, evenly divided between flat, steep uphill, and steep downhill.

Directions to Start: Enter Kent Woodlands across from the College of Marin on Woodland Avenue, take second left on Evergreen, climb hill about one mile, turn left on Crown Road, be sure to park on south side of street

TCRS #9 - Samual P. Taylor Park

10K - This is a flat, fast, paved course that runs on a walking/bike path in Samuel P. Taylor State Park off Sir Francis Drake not far past the town of Lagunitas. The course is a measured out and back 10K.

Directions: Take Sir Francis Drake Blvd off Highway 101 near Greenbrae/Larkspur and head west. Continue through San Anselmo and Fairfax approximately 12-15 miles to the entrance to the park on the left. Follow road through park and across Lagunitas Creek to back side of park area. Allow 45 minutes to get there from central Marin.

TCRS #10 - Redwood High School in Larkspur

5K - Course starts and finishes in front of the gymnasium. The actual route is a mystery so it will be a suprise to all who don't join the practice run a week before. BUT... it is fast and flat, good news for those who feel like they've already gotten in their "hill quota" for the year.

Directions: Off Highway 101 south, take the Lucky Drive exit in Larkspur/Greenbrae and go west to Doherty Dr. Turn right on Doherty and follow curve around school, turning into front parking lot by the gym.

Heading north on 101, take the Lucky exit, right on Redwood Highway, right on Wornum, right on Tamal Vista, left on Lucky Drive. Follow to Doherty and continue as above. The address is 395 Doherty Dr.

If you're coming from Magnolia Street in Larkspur, turn onto Doherty Dr at the stop light and follow about a half-mile to the school

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