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The JPL Running Club's 42nd Annual Arroyo Seco Freako Microthon (Charles Voge Memorial Run) will be run on March 31st, 2016, the day before its traditional date to avoid runing on an RDO. This race has been run every year since 1975 on a course that runs alongside and across the wash south of JPL. We will use the more traditional course, taking care getting through the former East lot, and return across the Arroyo on the East Lot Bridge. The results have been posted, and pictures will be posted soon.
When: Thursday, March 31st, race start at noon.
Please arrive no later than 11:45 am to sign in (pre-registration is STRONGLY encouraged).
Where: Hahamonga Park, lower parking lot
Distance: 3.3 miles more or less
All (human) participants should register in advance and sign a waiver to comply with JPL's insurance rules. Download waiver here.
Scanned waivers, registrations, and questions: email either Sam Dolinar or Melora Larson
(click here or on the image below for a zoom able Google map of the course)
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 to do a short run on a soft surface. Water will be provided for all participants. We will use both the bridge over Flint Canyon inside Hahamongna Park and the East Gate bridge to cross the Arroyo. No street or stream crossings should be necessary.
Getting 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 and take an immediate left onto the bridle trail 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 and/or sign in.
Volunteers are also wanted. Please let either Sam or Melora know if you can help out with the registration, photographs, or finish line.