Pack your gear before coming out to Palo Alto, because we're going to have a very informal (and very fun) fun run on Thursday morning!
We'll start promptly at 6:30 am on Thursday, March 30, in front of Lathrop Library (where our conference sessions are being held), run through the heart of the lovely Stanford campus, and up onto the paved footpath of the legendary Stanford Dish radio telescope.
Sticking to the lower portion of the Dish loop,* we'll have beautiful (almost aerial) views of campus, the San Francisco Bay, and Silicon Valley. We'll return through the historic San Juan neighborhood (home to many Stanford faculty since the University's founding), past Frank Lloyd Wright's 1937 Hanna "Honeycomb" House, and back to Lathrop, for a total of 4.0 fun miles.
We've been granted permission for conference attendees to use campus locker / shower facilities closeby. Lathrop is also only a 10-15 minute jog from most of your hotels, so there should also be plenty of time to get there, cleaned up, and back in time for Thursday's 8:30 keynote.
Questions? Write to Glen Worthey at gworthey AT stanford.edu. (RSVPs would also be appreciated, even if tentative, so we know about how many people to expect; not required, of course: all are welcome.)
Looking forward to running with you!
* The upper portion of the Dish loop offers even more beautiful views of both Nature and Civilization, adding about 1.5 miles to the run (including a couple of deliciously gnarly hills). Depending on everyone's preferred pace and distance, we could opt for the longer run (which would make the timing a bit tight) -- or we could split into two groups ("fun" and "funner"). Regardless, we'll be flexible and make sure no one is lost or left behind.