As many of you may or may not know we have been involved in an ongoing dispute with the City of Burbank for a number of months now. Much of this has been dealing with whether or not we will continue to be able to run outdoors and on our regular paths.
The good news is that we can continue to run outdoors, in our parking lot, and on City sidewalks. We still must obey basic safety and traffic laws, as well as the running safety rules posted at the roll-up door. Also, our existing 100m and 200m courses are still good to go!
The change to consider is that we will no longer be able to run the 400m course we have used for nearly 9 years now. Effective as of this previous Friday, we can no longer run in the alleys behind our building. If any member or coach from CFHV is caught running in those alleys, we have been told by the City that we will be prosecuted and have our business license revoked. At varying times there may be City agents doing drive-bys, inspections, & visits to ensure this consideration is met.
Not to worry! As an alternative, I have already measured out TWO new 400m routes. This will allow variety, as well as help avoid issues of having too many people on a narrow course during larger class sizes.
Option 1: Run from the roll-up door, take a left at the sidewalk, a left at Lake, and run until you reach the Chamber of Commerce. There is a light pole directly in front of/across from the fountain at BWP. This is the turn around point, then return to the roll-up door.
Option 2: Run from the roll-up door, take a right at the sidewalk, a right at Victory (at the stop sign), and run until the electric post that is just before the Jungle Acai Bowl Restaurant. This is the turn around point, then return to the roll-up door.
Both are exactly the same and measured out with the wheel. I have put bright red duct tape on the sidewalk to indicate the turn arounds for each route.
I’m very sorry for this conclusion to a long and frustrating battle. The great news is that we can still run outdoors, use the parking lot within reason, and enjoy the City. It’s really only a minor annoyance.
Thanks for your understanding, and please let me know if you have any further questions.