Start / Finish

Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Fort Barry

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2013 Results

December 6 - 7, 2014

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Parking & Shuttles

Parking is NOT available at any parking lot adjacent to the Start/Finish Area. GORE-TEX® 50 Mile participants on Saturday and 5K participants on Sunday will be allowed to park within Fort Barry at designated locations only. Shuttles will be provided for all participants and spectators to and from the event.
 
For GORE-TEX
® 50 Mile and 5K runners, it is important to note that while some parking is available, it is very limited and may be unable to accommodate all participants. To guarantee a timely arrival at the start line, it is suggested that participants who are able to utilize one of the shuttle options take advantage of them.

RIDESHARE OPPORTUNITIES

Why not carpool to this year’s Endurance Challenge event? Reduce the strain on available parking needs, and more importantly, the impact on the environment.

RideBuzz is but one resource for connecting with fellow Endurance Challenge attendees to arrange a 
rideshare. Join The North Face Endurance Challenge RideBuzz Group to start sharing rides to our events. Let's do our part in saving the environment. 

It is very easy to get going:
1) Go to the ECS RideBuzz 
2) Sign up for a free RideBuzz account and follow the instructions

ON COURSE Shuttles

Shuttle service is available from the Start/Finish Area to Tennessee Valley Aid Station, and from Tennessee Valley Aid Station to Stinson Beach Aid Station for all crew, pacers and spectators. GORE-TEX® 50 Mile
Crew and Pacers may park within Fort Barry. 

A nominal fee will be charged for shuttles for spectators, crew, and pacers from the Start/Finish to these two aid stations. Aid Station Shuttle Passes can be purchased in advance online for $5.00 or at the Shuttle Pick Up  and Drop Off Area race day for $10.00.


Purchase Shuttle Pass Online


All members of The North Face VIPeaks and children under 12 can ride these aid station shuttles for FREE.  


Join VIPeaks & Ride FREE


Please refer to the race distance specific course guides for more information on when runners will be passing through these aid station locations and make a plan to meet at these locations.  



SHUTTLE LOCATIONS

OPTION #1
Marina Middle School
3500 Fillmore Street
     
San Francisco, CA 94123
Approximate Shuttle Ride Time: 25 Minutes




























OPTION #2
Larkspur Ferry Terminal Parking Lot
101 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Larkspur, CA 94939
Approximate Shuttle Ride Time: 25 Minutes


    

























OPTION #3 (Hotel Guests Only)
Holiday Inn Express - Mill Valley
Approximate Shuttle Ride Time: 20 Minutes

OPTION #4
Onsite Parking - Fort Barry
Golden Gate National Recreational Area
GORE-TEX® 50 Mile & 5K Participants ONLY


Shuttle Schedule

Following the start of each race, a return shuttle will transport spectators, crews and pacers back to each shuttle location. Continuous shuttles will run throughout the day for participants, crew, pacers and spectators approximately every 30 minutes.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014


option #1 – Marina middle school lot - San Francisco, CA
First GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Shuttle
 3:30 Am  
Last GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Shuttle
 3:45 am
First 50K Shuttle
 5:00 Am
Last 50K Shuttle
 5:45 am
First Marathon Shuttle
 7:00 Am  
Last Marathon Shuttle
 7:45 am
First Marathon Relay Shuttle
 9:00 Am
Last Marathon Relay Shuttle
 9:45 am
Option #2 – Larkspur Ferry Terminal Lot - Larkspur County
First GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Shuttle
 3:30 Am  
Last GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Shuttle
 3/;45 am
First 50K Shuttle
 5:00 am
Last 50k Shuttle  5:45 Am
First Marathon Shuttle
 7:00 Am  
Last Marathon Shuttle
 7:45 am
First Marathon Relay Shuttle  9:00 am
Last Marathon Relay Shuttle
 9:45 Am
Option #3 –  HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Mill Valley - HOTEL GUESTS ONLY
First GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Shuttle
3:30 AM
Last GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Shuttle
 4:00 AM
First 50K Shuttle
 5:00 AM
Last 50k Shuttle
 5:45 AM
First Marathon Shuttle
 7:00 Am  
Last Marathon Shuttle
 7:45 AM
First Marathon Relay Shuttle
 9:00 AM
Last Marathon Relay Shuttle
 9:45 AM
Option #4 –  ONSITE Parking in fort barry - 50 Mile Only
First GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Shuttle
 3:30 Am  
Last GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Shuttle
 3:45 Am  
POST RACE SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
ALL DISTANCES LAST SHUTTLE  7:00 PM  

Following the start of each race, a return shuttle will transport spectators, crews and pacers back to Loudoun Tech Center parking lot. Continuous shuttles will run throughout the day for participants, crew, pacers and spectators approximately every 30 minutes.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014


option #1 – Marina middle school lot - San Francisco, CA
First Half Marathon Shuttle
 6:30 am
Last Half Marathon Shuttle
 6:45 Am
First 10K Shuttle
 7:30 am
Last 10K Shuttle
 7:45 am
First 5K Shuttle
 7:30 Am
Last 5K Shuttle
 8:15 am
Option #2 – Larkspur Ferry Terminal Lot - Larkspur County
First Half Marathon Shuttle
 6:30 Am  
Last Half Marathon Shuttle
 6:45 am
First 10K Shuttle
 7:30 Am
Last 10K Shuttle
 7:45 Am  
First 5K Shuttle
 7:30 am
Last 5K Shuttle
 8:15 Am
Option #3 – HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MILL VALLEY - HOTEL GUESTS ONLY
First Half Marathon Shuttle
 6:30 AM
Last Half Marathon Shuttle
 6:45 AM
First 10K Shuttle
 7:30 AM
Last 10K Shuttle
 7:45 AM
First 5K Shuttle
 7:30 AM
Last 5K Shuttle
 8:15 AM
Option #4 –  ONSITE PARKING IN FORT BARRY - 5K ONLY
First 5K Shuttle
 7:45 Am  
Last 5K Shuttle
 8:30 Am  
POST RACE SHUTTLE SCHEDULES 
ALL DISTANCES LAST SHUTTLE  1:00 PM
Following the start of each race, a return shuttle will transport spectators, crews and pacers back to Loudoun Tech Center parking lot. Continuous shuttles will run throughout the day for participants, crew, pacers and spectators approximately every 30 minutes.

hotels

HOST HOTEL
Holiday Inn Express
160 Shoreline Highway
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 332-5700
Distance to Event: 7 Miles

Cavallo Point
Fort Baker
601 Murray Circle
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 339-4700
cavallopoint.com
Distance to Event: 3.5 Miles

Mill Valley Inn
165 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 389-6608
Distance to Event: 11 Miles

Best Western - Corte Madera Inn
56 Madera Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 924-1502
Distance to Event: 11 Miles

Travelodge
707 Redwood Hwy
Muir Woods, CA 94941
(415) 383-0340
Distance to Event: 8 Miles

AIRPORT LOCATIONS

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Distance to/from Event: 22 Miles
Distance to/from Host Hotel: 25 Miles

Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Distance to/from Event: 29 Miles
Distance to/from Host Hotel: 32 Miles