Fore! For Week One of the Cambie Running Room Marathon Clinic, we head out to Langara Golf Course for a par 3 13k or, for those who don’t get out of bed for less than 10 miles, a par 4 16k.
Ontario is a major bike route and there should be at least a couple of water fountains along the way and the route passes Hillcrest Community Centre twice if anyone is in need of the facilities.
The 13k and 16k follow the same route until 7th and Ontario on the return as noted.
Cross Cambie and head East on 7th — RIGHT on Ontario — just past 51st Avenue on your left and Langara College on your right, the west sidewalk becomes a gravel path at the northeast corner of the Langara Golf Course trail — continue straight on path (parallel to Ontario) — go CLOCKWISE completely around the trail until you pop back out onto Ontario (you will cross Alberta just before the golf course club house and then another road just after the parking lot; continue straight on the path until you reach Ontario — Left on Ontario
For the 13k option: From Ontario turn LEFT on 7th and head back to Cambie
For the 16k option: Continue past the end of Ontario until you hit False Creek — turn LEFT onto the seawall path — GO AROUND THE METAL BRIDGE: YOU ARE ONLY CHEATING YOURSELF — continue to Charleson Park — LEFT on the path just past the dog park and Jelly Bean sculptures and before False Creek Elementary School — follow it uphill and across the overpass over 6th Avenue to Laurel — LEFT on 7th back to Cambie