2018-Feb-17 Saturday Route

Start time: 2018-Feb-17 7:00 am
Start place: Provisions Lot F Parking lot  2400 N Loop Dr

Route: 4 mile http://www.usatf.org/ routes/view.asp?rID=595818 

Route 6 and 10 mile http://www.usatf.org/ routes/view.asp?rID=595819

(To get 6 miles either turn around at the Union and run back,  or if you can mentally handle not having your GPS land on a whole number, run the 10 mile route but continue on the trail back to Airport road and do not turn east on S 16th,  this will give you about 6 1/3 miles.)

2018-Jan-27 Saturday Route

Start time: 2018-Jan-27 Saturday 8:00am
Start place: Brookside Park, 1325 6th St, Ames, IA 50010

10 mile route:

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Head West toward University turn right
Keep heading west on University down to Pammel and then to Hyland
Left (South) on Hyland to Lincoln
Right (West) on Lincoln to State
Left (South) on State to Mortensen
Left (East) on Mortensen to Ash
Left (North) on Ash to Country Club
Right (East) on Country Club and street turns into Cessna St
Continue heading east to Beach
Left (North) on Beach to Lincoln
Left (west) on Lincoln to Welch Road
Follow Welch around and connect with Union DR
Water stop: Memorial Union
(Note: turning on Morrill Rd and not going around Lake LaVerne cuts route short)
After Memorial Union stay on Union DR and go right (East)
Follow Union back to Lincoln and East (Left) to University
Right (South) on University to South 16th Street
Left (East) at South 16th Street till trail. Take trail north to South 4th Street.
Left (West) at South 4th Street till trail. Take trail north till back to start at Brookside Park.

7 mile route:

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Head West toward University turn right
Keep heading west on University down to Pammel and then to Hyland
Left (South) on Hyland to Lincoln
Right (West) on Lincoln to State
Left (South) on State to Mortensen
Left (East) on Mortensen to Ash
Left (North) on Ash to Country Club
Right (East) on Country Club and street turns into Cessna St
Continue heading east to Beach
Left (North) on Beach to Lincoln
Left (west) on Lincoln to Welch Road
Follow Welch around and connect with Union DR
Water stop: Memorial Union
(Note: turning on Morrill Rd and not going around Lake LaVerne cuts route short)
After Memorial Union stay on Union DR and go right (East)
Follow Union back to Lincoln and turn Left (east) on University
Just past University pick up trail and take a slight right, trail will turn to head north.
Take trail north till back to start at Brookside Park.

4 mile route:

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Head West toward University and turn right
Keep heading west on University down to Pammel and then to Hyland
Left (South) on Hyland to Lincoln
Left (East) on Lincoln toward University
Just past University pick up trail and take a slight right, trail will turn to head north.
Take trail north till back to start at Brookside Park.

2018-Jan-20 Saturday Route

Start Time: 2018-Jan-20 Saturday 8:00am
Start place: The Cafe – Meet on the South side of 2616 Northridge Parkway.

Here are my routes for Saturday. Start at 8AM. Water is at the MU, and I am planning on having treats at the start/end.

Approx. 5 Miles

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Approx. 9 Miles

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2018-Jan-13 Saturday Route

Start time: 2018-Jan-13 Saturday 8:00am
Start place: The Cafe – Meet on the South side of 2616 Northridge Parkway.

7miles
Start at North Fitness Center – water
to 24th to Northwestern, south to Main Street,
Pearle up to 5th to City gym – water
North up Clark to 24th
24th west to Hoover
Hoover North to Bloomington
Bloomington west to Stange, back to Fitness Center

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For those doing 9
do the 7, then back north up Stange to Bloomington
west to Valley View south to Aspen
Aspen east to Stange back to Fitness Center

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2018-Jan-06 Saturday Route

Start time: 2018-Jan-06 Saturday 8:00 am
Start place: West HyVee, 3800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

Sunrise is at 7:43am so an 8am start makes sense.

We have a 5, 6, and 8 mile route. We have one water/food stop.

The routes are through the neighborhoods. First go through the neighborhood west of North Dakota. Then, north of Ontario and across North Dakota. Then, go through the neighborhood south of Ontario and East of North Dakota. After going through the neighborhoods, the route is straightforward and follow the major roads.

8 mile route

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6 mile route

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5 mile route

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2017-Nov-18 Saturday Route

Start time: 2017-Nov-18 Saturday  7:00am
Start place: Ames Racquet and Fitness Center South

Route: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=594406

“Right out of the parking lot around the loop, back to the sidewalk to first roundabout, north through the three roundabouts. Right on Airport Rd. to the S Loop Dr. Cross to the north side of the road at the east end of the loop, then right down Airport Rd to HL Munn Lumber.   Turn back west along the sidewalk and take the N Loop Rd.  At the west end of the loop go West on Airport road through roundabout to south side of Oakwood Rd.  Run to the end of the sidewalk near new apartments, then turn back east to the roundabout.  Go south through the three roundabouts back to the Ames Fitness Center parking lot.  This route has several places where loops can be cut out to get 3, 4 or 5 miles for those who choose not to run that far.  I’ll have little water bottles in the back of my pickup for the end of the run”