With that said, one could take a break at the top and take in the following view (among many others)
As for running the path, here are the details
Total Route: 5.25 Miles
Total Elevation High Low of 302: 495ft / 1000 ft
Easiest Path: Honestly, I don't know of an easy way to run this route as going up and down does not offer an edge in climbing the Cathedral route.
Hardest Path: It's just hard!