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Oven Door Runners Closed

I have come to the conclusion that it is in our best interest to suspend organized Oven Door Runs until further notice.

When conditions warrant, I will re-start the weekly postings and gatherings.

You are all encouraged to get out and run – just start and finish at your own house.

Hopefully this will resolve sooner than later. In the meantime, stay healthy!

March 21, 2020 – The Springhouse Run

The city of San Francisco has enacted shelter-in-place. There are 3 reasons that people are allowed to go outside. To get food, to get medicine and to exercise. Running, hiking, walking and biking are all okay, as long as social distancing is observed. Therefore I am planning on continuing to offer routes during this crisis.

There will not be a gathering for coffee post-run, however, until further notice.

Head out the canal towards Pittsford. In the village, go past the railroad trestle and turn right into the Town Highway Department drive. Pick up the trail on the left that will connect over to the Auburn Trail. Cross over French and follow the trail until you are across the street from the Springhouse Commons. Cross over 31 and pick up the old Erie Canal Trail that runs behind Wegmans. Follow this back across French Rd and connect back with the Barge Canal, and follow the canal all the way back to the Basin. Distance is 11.6 miles.

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For around 8 miles, stay on the canal to the 2nd time Rt 31 crosses the canal, turn around and retrace your steps.

For 14.8 miles, follow the standard route. When the Old Erie Canal reconnects with the Barge Canal, turn right and run over to the JCC. Turn around and run all the way back to the basin along the towpath.

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March 14, 2020 – Perinton Bike Hike Way and Ayrault Rd

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Take the pedestrian bridge across the canal after you pass Turk Hill, which puts you on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.

For 10.3 miles, turn right on Ayrault Rd, then return to the basin on the canal.

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For 12 miles stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Hogan. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 13.7 miles, stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Mason. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 15.5 miles, take the Perinton Bike Hike Way across Rt 31 and continue to Lollypop. Turn left on Egypt-Victor Rd. Turn right on Rt 31, then left on Aldrich. Take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 7 miles – I recommend out and back on the canal to Perinton Town Park.

March 7, 2020 – Around the Bay

Starting Location: Parking lot at the end of Culver Rd in Irondequoit

Starting time: 7:00 am

Starting from the Parking lot at the end of Culver Rd.  Turn left out of the parking lot and turn left on the Sea Breeze Expressway. At Titus get on the right side of the Express way and take the sidewalk onto Kane. Turn left onto East Ridge Rd, and then take a right on Bay Shore Blvd.  Next take a right on Bay View Rd and head up the hill.   At the top of the hill turn left to stay on Bay View Rd, then turn left on Glen Haven Rd.  You will make a left to continue on Bay Front S.  Turn right to go up a steep hill – Orchard Park Blvd.  This will bring you to Empire.  Turn left on Empire – go down the hill and up the other side.  Turn left onto Bay Rd.  Follow Bay Rd until you cross over Rt. 104 and then take the first left – Volk Rd.  (This will get you away from the fast moving traffic on Bay Rd.)  Turn right on Dewitt.  At the tee-intersection turn right (Backus Rd) and that will bring you back to Bay Rd.  Turn left on Bay Rd.  Take a left at the tee with Lake Rd.  You have about a mile to go at this point.  Run across the bridge and back to your car.  The distance is 14.2 miles.

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http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6548011       (15.0 miles – up Culver – left on Titus, right on Kane))

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7208699      (13 miles –Culver to Empire)

For those wanting to run from the basin  – I recommend the Fishers Run – 9.5 miles (Starting at the usual time of 6:30 am)

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February 29, 2020 – Van Voorhis and West Bloomfield

February 29, 2020 – Van Voorhis and West Bloomfield

A fifth Saturday in February! How rare!

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Park Rd. Turn left on East, then right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on Pittsford-Mendon Rd, then turn right on Canfield. Turn left on West Bloomfield. Take a left onto Smith, followed by a right on Mile Square. Turn right on Probst, then left on Railroad Mills. Turn right on Woolston followed by a left on Corduroy and a right on Park Rd. A left on 96 will bring you back to the parking lot. Distance is 12.3 miles

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For 10.3 – when on Pittsford-Mendon, go past Canfield, then turn right on Cole. Turn left on Mile Square and rejoin the main route

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For 8 miles – when on East – go past Van Voorhis. East changes to Mile Square. Turn left on Probst, rejoining the longer routes

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For a longer run – 14.8 miles – stay on West Bloomfield past Smith.Turn left on 251, then left on Mile Square, rejoining the shorter routes.

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February 22, 2020 – Gillis Rd

Post Run Coffee – Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

All routes – turn left out of the parking lot and head up 96 to the Mall. Turn left onto High St Extension and then left onto High St.

For 12.1 miles – from High St, turn left on Gillis, then left on Cobble Creek Rd. Take the first two right turns to contine on Cobble Creek Rd. Turn left on Egypt Victor Rd, then left on Valentown. Turn right to head up Baker, then left on Steele. Cross over Turk Hill and continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 8.9 miles – from High St, turn left on Valentown, then left on Baker.  Left on Steele, cross over Turk Hill and continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 10 miles – follow the 8.9 mile route – when on Neuchatel, stay on Neuchatel all the way over to Moseley. Turn right on Moseley, then left on Garnsey, rejoining the 8.9 mile route.

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For 14 miles – Take Gillis past Cobble Creek. Cross over Egypt-Victor, then turn left on Blazey. Turn left on Richardson, left on Egypt-Victor Rd, then right on Valentown, rejoining the main route.

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For 16 miles – follow 14 mile route. On Blazey – continue on Blazey past Richardson. Blazey changes names to Daley. Turn left on Wilkinson, then left on Egypt-Victor, and rejoin the 14 mile route.

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February 15, 2020 –The Fishers Run

Post-run coffee – Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

Given the weather forecast for sub-zero temperatures with wind, I thought a route with some degree of shelter made sense for this week.

The traditional Fishers Run, from the parking lot is 9.5 miles – Turn left onto 96, right on Park Rd.  Turn left on Corduroy, and then left on Woolston.  Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on Main St. Fishers.  Turn left on Log Cabin, then right on Lower Fishers, and then left on Benson.  Turn right on Fishers Rd, then return thru Powder Mills Park (left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd)  Turn left on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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Note: You can skip the Lower Fishers option by staying on Log Cabin. This shortens any route by 1 mile.

You can skip Powder Mills Park on the way back by staying on Fishers Rd to 96. This shortens any route by 0.5 miles

For 7.5 miles – take 96 directly to Fishers Rd. Left on Main St. Fishers, then left on Log Cabin. Stay on Log Cabin, then left on Benson, right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96.

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For 12.5 miles – start with the standard route. At Main St. Fishers, turn right, then take a left on Old Dutch. Turn left on 251, left on Wangum, then right on Main St Fishers, and rejoin the standard route.     

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February 8, 2020 – Calkins Rd

Post Run Coffee Location – Panera Bread past the mall on 96

Head out to the canal – take the canal towards Pittsford.  Take the old train bed trail on the right after crossing the bridge over to Mitchell – turn left and cross over the canal to Rt. 96. Turn left on 96, then right on Crestview.  At the second intersection with Hilltop – turn left, then left on S. Main St.  Continue straight on Pittsford Mendon Center Rd.  At a four way intersection continue going straight on Calkins Rd.  Turn left on Clover, then left on Willard.  Turn right on Mendon Rd., then left on Barker.  Turn right on W. Bloomfield, then left on Thornell.  Turn right on East, then left on Park Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.  Distance is 12.2 miles.

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For 7.9 miles –  When you get to 96 and Mitchell, turn left on 96, then take a right on East. Turn right on Mill Rd, then a left on Thornell. Turn right on East, then left on Park Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 10.1 miles – at the intersection with Calkins, turn left to continue on Mendon Center Rd.  Turn left on Barker .  Turn right on W. Bloomfield, then left on Thornell.  Turn right on East, then left on Park Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.   

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For 14.4 miles – on Calkins – continue heading west until you get to Pittsford Henrietta Townline Rd – turn left.  Then turn left on Lehigh Station Rd.  Turn left on Clover, then right on Willard. Turn right on Mendon Rd., then left on Barker.  Turn right on W. Bloomfield, then left on Thornell.  Turn right on East, then left on Park Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot

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February 1, 2020 – Up Thayer

Post-run coffee –Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

Turn left on 96, then left on Garnsey, turn left on Turk Hill, then right on 31.  Turn right on Thayer, right on Steele, cross over Turk into Beaumont, right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, left on Garnsey and back to the basin.  Distance is 10 miles.

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For 11.3 – on Turk Hill continue heading north across Rt. 31. Turn right on Ayrault, then turn right on Hogan, then left on 31.  Turn right onto Thayer and rejoin the 10 mile route.

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For 13 – stay on Turk Hill until you get to Pebble Hill Rd.  Turn right on Pebble Hill Rd, then right on Bridgewood Dr..then a right on Falling Brook Rd. This will bring you to Ayrault – turn left on Ayrault, then rejoin the 11.3 mile route with a right on Hogan.

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January 25, 2020 – The Original Hearnish 10K

This week the Oven Door Runners play host to the Freezeroo series with the running of the Hearnish 5 mile in Victor.  In honor of this occasion, I thought we should run the route of the original race, the Hearnish 10K.  The short route is 8.7 miles, which includes getting to and returning from the original route.

Turn left out of the Park-n-Ride.  Turn right onto Park Rd.  Take Park Road all the way to East St.  Turn left onto East St.  East will change names to Mile Square.  Turn left onto Probst.  Turn left onto Miles Cutting, then a right onto Railroad Mills.  At the intersection with Probst –  turn left to continue on Railroad Mills.  Go up the big hill.  Turn left onto Fishers Rd, then take a left onto Woolston.  Right onto Corduroy, right onto Park Rd and a left onto 96 brings you back to the Park-n-Ride.

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For the longer option – when you get to the top of the hill on Railroad Mills – turn right on Fishers Rd and finish with a traditional Fishers Run.  Turn left on Main St Fishers, left on Log Cabin, right on Lower Fishers, left on Benson, right on Fishers and return to Park-n-Ride through Powder Mills Park.  This Distance is 12.6 miles.

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(Bypassing Lower Fishers by staying on Log Cabin reduces distance by a mile.  Bypassing the return through Powder Mills Park by staying on Fishers to 96 reduces the distance by 0.6 miles)