North American Sprint Series Finals round 3, McLaren Park, Saturday 11/14/2009

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Original Announcement:

An intriguing mix of non-native woodlands, some grassland, and landscaped city park, surrounded by the city. Enjoy the panorama of San Francisco from the arena. (Different than the arena on Sunday.) White, short, and standard sprint courses will be offered for round 3 of the finals and for recreational participants.


02:00 P.M. Registration open, McLaren Park
02:15 P.M. Recreational starts, all courses - first come, first served - 1 minute intervals
02:45 P.M. White course competitive starts - set order, groups of 4 - 2 minute intervals
03:15 P.M. Short course competitive starts - set order, groups of 4 - 2 minute intervals
04:00 P.M. Long course competitive starts - set order, groups of 4 - 2 minute intervals
06:00 P.M. Banquet dinner in
San Francisco at Delancey Street Restaurant.

Cost: included if you're registered for the sprint finals, or $10 for adults, $3 for students and juniors if doing it recreationally. The Saturday package deal for both San Francisco State and McLaren Park is $15 for adults, $3 for students and juniors. Juniors in the BAOC COOL league get free admission with the season pass and should participate in the competitive class.

Registration is at the top of the John F. Shelley Drive loop in the park, just south of the big tower tank on the highest hilltop.


From the peninsula on U.S. Highway 101, take the Paul Ave. exit and make a left onto Paul Ave. Cross over the freeway and make a left on San Bruno Ave. Take the second right turn onto Mansell St. Those coming from the north / San Francisco on U.S. Highway 101, join us here after taking the Paul Ave. exit, it will dump you straight onto Mansell, do not turn. Drive about a mile to turn right on John F. Shelley Drive (do not take the first right turn onto John F. Shelley Drive, take the second turn!) After almost a half mile you will arrive near the registration area and you can park along the side of the road.

General directions are available from this website:

Public Transit:

Transit information is available from this website: It lists several SF Muni bus lines which can get you to the park. The closest BART station, Balboa Park, is about a mile and a half walk... or just get on the SF Muni 29 bus from Balboa Park BART. Get off at John F. Shelley Drive, and take John F. Shelley towards the tower tank thing. You'll see registration on your way.

Event Contact: Rex, 5 1 0 - 6 8 1 - 6 1 8 1,


New! Scale 1:5000, 3m contours, produced Sept. 2009

McLaren Park by Jennalex (nice historical map.)