All open source and no play makes Jack a dull committer...

For a few years now, we've been putting together fun things to do for recreation in the AC cities.

This year, the Marriott has done a fair amount of the work for us up front, so check out


As always, there are a fair number of runners at AC. If you are interested in running, add your name, contact email, distance, and preferred times below:

  1. Grant Ingersoll, gsingers@a.o, 3-6 miles, morning (7am?)

  2. Jean-Frederic Clere,, 6-8kms, morning (7am?)

  3. Rainer Jung,, 5-8 km, before breakfast (~ 7am?)

  4. Yegor Kozlov,, 5-10 km, morning (7am)

We meet at the lobby at 7am and run to Lake Merritt, around it and back to the hotel (~7kms / 50 minutes run)

Rock Climbing

Obviously, there is a lot to be had outdoors in CA, but there is also a gym that isn't too far away: Berkeley Iron Works (,-122.053127&sspn=0.406008,0.741577&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=rock+climbing+gym&hnear=Oakland,+CA&ll=37.808869,-122.272596&spn=0.024582,0.046349&z=15&iwloc=B)

Tilden Park in Berkeley offers some good outdoor bouldering. See


Again, probably better cycling in the surrounding area than anywhere near the hotel, but maybe some locals can add their info.

Ice Skating

Oakland Ice, they have an air hockey table. Hours vary.

Evening Recreation

Singing Piano Bar - Rod Dibble is an Oakland staple. You can sing standards with him at The Alley, which is a swift taxi ride away from downtown.

Grand Lake Theater - Old school theater, beautiful building.

RecreationOakland (last edited 2009-11-03 01:23:03 by JeanFredericClere)