2017-July-29 Saturday Route

Start time: 2017-July-29 Saturday 7:00am
Start place: Brookside Park – 1325 6th Street

17 miler:
http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=591440

4 miler:
http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=591422

 

Brookside Park at 7:00 AM.  The routes are the Polar Bear 4 and the Polar Bear 17.  Both routes start and stay together for the first two miles.

 

From the parking lot go east and south on the trail under the 6th St. Bridge.

Through Stuart Smith Park to South 4th Street.

West on South 4th to Beach Ave.

South on Beach, just past McCarthy Road then east on trail to Reiman Gardens.

Entrance to REIMAN – 2-mile WATER STOP, by DAISY THE POLAR BEAR.

Follow the circle drive east to South 16th St and University Blvd.

4 milers go north on University Blvd and back through Stuart Smith Park.

17 milers go south on University Blvd to Airport Road.

East on Airport Road to South Duff Ave Fire Station #3.

FIRE STATION #3 – 5.5-mile WATER STOP, north side of Fire Station #3 bldg.

Billy Sunday Road north and east to Hunziker Youth Sports Complex Road.

Hunziker Complex Rd north and east to the Skunk River Trail.

Skunk River Trail under Hwy 30 Skunk River Bridge to South 16th Street.

South 16th east to South Dayton.

South Dayton north to SE 5th Street.

SE 5th west to Freel Drive.

Freel Drive north to Lincoln Way.

Lincoln Way west to west side of Skunk River.

Skunk Trail north to 13th – 9.5-mile WATER STOP @ fountain by 1st diamond.

West on 13th Street 100’ to Skunk River Trail north. Skunk River Trail north to Meadow Lane.

Meadow Lane north to E. 20th Street.

East 20th St. west to North Duff Ave.

North on Duff to Innis Grove – 11.5-mile WATER STOP @ fountain by restroom North and west on North Duff to Grand Avenue.

North on Grand Ave to Dawes Drive.

North on Dawes Drive to Ada Hayden Heritage Park.

Ada Hayden – 13-mile WATER STOP @ fountain by south restroom.

West along south shore of Ada Hayden to Edgewater exit.

South on Edgewater to Hoover and Top-O-Hollow.

West on Top-O-Hollow to Bloomington. West on Bloomington to Stange Rd.

South on Stange Rd to University Blvd.

If 15-mile WATER STOP needed stop at Ames Racket & Fitness by the Cafe East on University Blvd to 6th Street.

East on 6th Street to Brookside.

Brookside – 17-mile WATER STOP @ fountain 

2017-July-22 Saturday Route

Start Time: 2017-July-22 Saturday 7:00am
Start place: Brookside Park – 1325 6th Street

And now, fresh from the Crestwood 4th Addition to Ames, our RouteMaster Courtney Vengrin. Behold:

“I can’t make it out but I’ve made a 6 mile route and a 9 mile route. If you want to do 6, do 6. If you want to do 15, add the 9 on, and if you’re in the middle then do 9!”  Courtney

Start for both routes is at Brookside Park at 7 AM.

The 6 mile route is: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=591291

Start: Brookside (plenty of water and bathrooms)

General Overview: Course goes up 6th and winds through Stuart Smith, then out around Jack Trice, through campus past the MU for more water and potty breaks, down Stange to 13th and in the back way to Brookside….or you could cut it short and go jump in the pool across the street if so inclined.

9 mile: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=591292    Ignore the random water bottle not on the route. I couldn’t make it go away.

Start: Brookside, either before or after you’ve ran 6 miles

General overview: Down 6th toward Bandshell to Carroll. Carroll to 14th. **Drinks on the corner of Maxwell and 14th in a large Teal Rubbermaid tote on the Routemaster’s front doorstep. Hose will also be hooked up in front yard, feel free to hose off. Routemaster may or may not be home. Family things going on this weekend. If home, door will be open for bathroom breaks.**
From Maxwell, head to 20th, 20th to Duff, Duff to Grand to Ada Hayden. Across the lake and around to the exit on Fletcher. Fletcher to Bloomington to Stange and then 13th, in the back of Brookside.

15 mile: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=591291   +  http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=591292      Happy trails!!!

2017-July-15 Saturday Route

Start time: 2017-July-15 Saturday
Start place: Brookside Park – 1325 6th Street

2017-July-02 Saturday Route

Start Time: 2017-July-02 Saturday 7:00am
Start place: West HyVee, 3800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014

4.3 mi: LW-SD-Mortensen-Heyward-LW-HYVee http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=590477

10.0 mi:LW-SD-Mortensen-University-Stuart Smith-Brookside-13th-Stange-Memorial Union via Campus Golden Loop-Morrill Road North-Osborne-College of Design, sidewalk angle to Sheldon-Oakland-Campus Ave-West St-Crane-north-Woodland-Hickory Dr-LW-HyVee http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=590479

Water at Brookside Park, Memorial Union, HyVee. On the longer route, you get to pass the glorious Gerdin building (business college home base), circle campus, go by the famous Snedecor Hall (statistics home base), and tour some of the neighborhoods west of campus.

2017-June-20 Tuesday Route

Start time: 2017-June-20 Tuesday 5:30pm
Start place: South side of City Gym, 515 Clark Ave Ames, IA

3 miler:

www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp? rID=590498

East to Clark/Walnut
South to South 3rd/4th
West along 3rd/4th to trail heading into Stuart Smith Park – may need to be some creative route adjustment if road construction interferes with sidewalks
After bridge, turn right to head north on trail
Follow trail to 6th street – water fountain by skate park
East on 6th street to Northwestern
Northwestern to main and scoot back to Vardaman center
East to Clark/Walnut
South to South 3rd
At Grand take trail south towards Vet school
Trail south to Airport Road – water stop at end of trail by Airport Road
Airport road west to University
University to South 4th street
Jump on trail at Stuart Smith Park
Follow trail to 6th street – water fountain by skate park
East on 6th street to Northwestern
Northwestern to main and scoot back to Vardaman center

2017-June-19 Saturday Route

Start time: 2017-June-19 Saturday 7:00am
Start place: The Cafe

Route:
South on Stange to Bruner Dr.
Left on Bruner, take the trail past aquatic center
Cross 13th follow trail thru Brookside
Water at skate park.
Follow trail south to Lincoln Way
Cross over to University
Head North on University to Stange
North on Stange to The Café

“For those running 4 miles, turn around at Skate park and head back to The Café We’ll have refreshments and goodies at the finish.”

2017-June-13 Tuesday Route

Start time: 2017-June-13 Tuesday 5:30pm
Start place: South side of City Gym, 515 Clark Ave Ames, IA

“Despite the name of the 4 mile route, it will be a very warm day. Take water along with you if you think you will need some. There will be water, Powerade and snacks at the finish.” Marie

3 mile route
http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=510893

4 mile route
http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=340131

2017-June-10 Saturday Route

Start time: 2017-June-10 Saturday 7:00am
Start Place: Moore Park Parking Lot

4 mile run:
Leave Moore Memorial Park heading to Stange through Veenker
Right (South) on Stange to 13th
Right (West) on 13th
Left (South) on Hyland
@ Pammel wave good-bye to rest of Vardos and take Pammel up the hill to University
Left (North) on Stange and head back to Moore Memorial Park for goodies

8 mile run:
Leave Moore Memorial Park heading to Stange through Veenker
Right (South) on Stange to 13th
Right (West) on 13th
Left (South) on Hyland
@ Pammel wave good-bye to 4 milers
Left (East) on West St (because this makes sense)
Right (South) on Sheldon
After Knapp pick up trail heading West to State
Left (South) on State
Left (East) on Mortensen
Water stop at corner of Ash & Mortensen
Left (North) on University
Keep heading North till 4th
Left (West) on 4th
Right (North) on Beach
Right (North) on Wallace
Left (West) on University
Right (North) on Stange and head back to Moore Memorial Park for goodies

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