Nike Women’s Half Marathon Oct. 18, 2015

The 12th Annual Nike Women’s Half Marathon will be happening October 18, 2015.Once again, the event will be benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America.  San Francisco has hosted the “Nike Women’s Marathon” since 2004. In those 11 years the event has raised over $152 million dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

We are mindful of the impact of road closures to the neighborhoods surrounding Golden Gate Park and will target to have them cleared by 11:00am on race day Sunday October 18, 2015.  We are also aware of the impact on the community in the Marina and target to have that portion of the running route cleared no later than 11:00am. In addition we will work with the Yacht Clubs and boat owners to ensure access to their facilities on race day.

Enhancements for this year’s event:

  • Course adjustment in the Richmond District to increase cross traffic flow and eliminate impact on essential city services.
  • Road closure changes in the Union Square Race Start area to reduce impact on hotels and increase participant access to race services.
  • Parking restrictions on the course in the Richmond District on Fulton, Balboa, Geary and California.

We are committed to reducing and mitigating the impact this event will have in the community.  Our goal is to be in constant contact and communication to provide you with all the details and answers to questions or concerns that you may have.

Please see below for additional information regarding the event

Event Summary

  • October 18, 2015
  • Event start time 6:30 am
  • Event end time 1:30 pm
  • Maximum number of athletes – 25,000

Road Closures & Times

  • Attached is the proposed map
  • The course route includes multiple valves at predetermined locations, that will allow vehicular traffic and public transportation resources to continue flowing at a metered cadence across the race route
  • The roads in the Richmond District would be closed to local access only, from approximately 6:00 am to 10:45am am at the latest but neighbors would still be able to access their vehicles by working with the San Francisco police department to be escorted out of any closed sections.
  • There will be parking restrictions on the course in the Richmond District on Fulton, Balboa, Geary and California.


  • Recommendations will be made regarding spectators viewing areas in Golden Gate Park.
  • A spectator shuttle service may be available to transport people to and from predetermined course locations.

Parking and Transportation

  • There will be an event specific shuttle service to transport athletes and spectators from the finish area back to Union Square.
  • We strongly encourage athletes to take public transportation or race provided shuttles to the start location.
  • We will be strongly communicating that parking will notbe available at the finish and recommending public transportation for those who do not utilize the event shuttle service.

We welcome your feedback on this proposal.  Please let us know if there is anything else that can be done to mitigate the impact on the community.

Thank you,

Eliote Durham

E. Cee Productions

Alamo Square meeting Monday, Sept. 28

ASNA General Meeting – Monday, September 28
1660 McAllister St. between Divisadero and Broderick
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Meeting starts 7 p.m.

On the agenda

-Supervisor London Breed

-Prop F:  Initiative to Restrict Short-Term Rentals on the ballot this November. Read an overview here.

  • Yes on F: Dale Carlson
  • No on F: Alfredo Fletes
  • Per our bylaws, if we have a member quorum, members will vote whether or not to endorse this proposition.

-Flea Market debrief

-2016 Alamo Square Board of Directors – Nomination Committee.  Hear about the nomination process for 2016.

-Bylaws amendments (discussion)

Park Volunteer Day – Oct. 3, 2015

Last Volunteer Day for 2015!


Email us at to let us know you’re coming so we can plan the activities for the day.  Coffee provided, meet us at 9 a.m. at the tennis court at Alamo Square.

650 Divisadero Meeting – Pre-Application


650 Divisadero Meeting – Pre-Application
We received a notice of a Pre-Application meeting for the development proposed for 650 Divisadero at Grove (the Alouis Radiator site).  Read a summary of the plans on Hoodline.  The meeting is TOMORROW – Wednesday, September 16, 6-7 p.m. at the Alouis Radiator site (650 Divisadero).  The meeting is intended as a way for the project sponsor to discuss the project and review the proposed plans with neighbors before submitting an application.

The proposal, per the notice, is to demolish the existing garage and construct a 6-story residential building with commercial ground floor, parking in basement, and bicycle parking.  60 units are proposed.

Once a building permit is submitted you may track its status at

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6-7 p.m.
650 Divisadero at Grove