If you ever need to show people around the Oakland and our hills, then we suggest sharing this Oakland marathon video tour.
To find local turf, fast forward through the first few minutes until you reach the trail above Lake Temescal. And then stick around as the route heads through the Fernwood area and down Mountain Blvd. It is all very familiar, and something you would never bother to video!
What’s a bit entertaining is the map doesn’t match the video traveler in the least. The map indicates that you’re located at the Park Blvd exit from Highway 13, while the video shows the La Salle and Mountain intersection right in the Village. Funny, huh?
Still we’re grateful for Oakland North’s video, not to mention the real reason this video was shot. As reported earlier here, we’re all welcoming the brand-new Running Festival Weekend and the Marathon centerpiece this Sunday morning.
Some 1,000 marathoners are expected to race right through Montclair, arriving between 8-10 am. They have been traipsing uphill for a while, and might be a little winded by then. Of course, these runners would appreciate a little cheering as they trot along – and we’ll be there to witness a tradition in the making!