June 1, 2008

Photography by Dr. Rodney Pygoya Chang
Copyright 2008 Rodney Chang   All Rights Reserved.



Runners spotted resting before the next day's morning start




I start at Qualcom Stadium (home of the San Diego Chargers) and
catch the elevated trolly going towards town.  Up at 3:30am and here at 4:15 a.m.



On the trolly, free for runners (nobody checked for worn running numbers)



Shuttle buses at the trolly's Washington Street terminal



At the staging area before dawn; race starts at 6:30 a.m.; it's about 5:30 a.m.



The Marine band marches early, before the time corrals are roped off




It's morning light; now the lines form for the portable potties, half hour prior to the start



National anthem at the start



We're walking towards the Starting Line; started way back in Corral No. 20



And we're off!





2 mile mark



Entering Balboa Park







3 miles is in the park



Loss runner?  Nope, looking for relief.





leaving the park








Keep on running!