11 February 2011

Oakland Marathon neighboorhood tour - # 10 - Mormon Temple

It's not exactly a neighborhood, although a small business area is located on the other side of Hwy. 13 where Joaquin Miller Road and Mountain Avenue meet, but Oakland's Mormon Temple is worthy of mention as a landmark that marathoners will see at the 10 mile point in their endeavor.

The temple is easily visible from much of Oakland, and its Emerald City-like appearance is all the more so at night, when it's brightly lighted.

When the Mormon Temple is in sight, runners will be able to breathe a sigh of relief.  At this point in the race,  the serious uphill stretches are over.

What follows is a steep descent down Lincoln Avenue to the Dimond District ultimately leading to the Fruitvale area.

Oakland Marathon neighborhood tour - navigational links:
Backward to: Montclair
Forward to: Dimond District

Oakland Marathon website

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