This race has been run every year since 1975 on a course that runs alongside and across the wash south of JPL. The JPL Running Club's 35th Annual Arroyo Seco Freako Microthon (Charles Voge Memorial Run) was run on the traditional April Fools Day date, 2009. Full race report and results are posted. Pictures are also posted.
When: Wednesday, April 1, noon
Where: Hahamonga Park, lower parking lot
Distance: 3.4 miles more or less
Race Course: (course map)
The race will follow the "traditional" course - a single loop around Hahamongna Park (formerly known as Oak Grove Park or Devils Gate Park). It is run on pavement and trails and is well marked, so this is a good opportunity for recovering Pasadena Marathoners to do a short run on a soft surface. Water will be provided for all participants.
Like last year, we will use the new bridge over Flint Canyon inside Hahamongna Park.
Getting to the Start:
To get to the start, exit the JPL Main Gate and turn left at the Foothill Blvd traffic signal. Follow the road as it turns parallel to Oak Grove Drive. Opposite the high school, turn left (down the hill) into lower Hahamongna Park, then at the bottom turn right to the lower parking lot near the baseball diamonds.
Alternatively, on foot you can exit the South Gate (by the Credit Union) and take an immediate left onto the bridle trial just outside the gate. Turn right at the "T" intersection then follow the paved road past the Forest Service station. Continue on the road and bear left at the "Y" (don't go uphill). Look for the start in the lower parking lot near the baseball diamonds on your right.
It takes about 10 minutes to get to the start area if you jog or walk briskly. Please arrive by 11:45 am to register.