MEMBERS ONLY Races Alert – February 23 & September 6
SFRP has required our two Spreckels Lake races on Feb 23 and Sept 6 to be “members only”. Non-members who appear at the registration table will not be allowed to run but will be encouraged to sign up as members ($23 for a 5K is still a bargain!) It is critical for the DSE to adhere to SFRP’s restrictions in order to maintain a good working relationship with them as we ask for over 25 permits/year from this agency.
In an attempt to encourage more volunteerism, the Board also decided that the Sept 6 Spreckels Lake race will be a “volunteer-only” race, for members who have accrued at least one volunteer point. Please check our website for volunteer opportunities.
New Volunteer Rewards!!
DSE relies solely on our wonderful volunteers to put on more than 40 races per year. To show our appreciation, we are offering the following rewards:
1 point: DSE headband, invitation to volunteer-only fall race
3 points in calendar year: eligible for annual awards and trophies
3 points by April 1 OR in previous year: eligible for complimentary entry into Bay to Breakers DSE centipede
3 points by June 1 OR in previous year: complimentary summer series pass
3 points by September 1: invitation to volunteer appreciation picnic
6 points by March 1 OR in previous year: guaranteed Double Dipsea entry (must pay full registration fee)
10 points by March 1 OR in previous year: 50% off Double Dipsea registration fee
You can check your current volunteer points and sign up to volunteer on our Volunteer Page.
At the Volunteer Appreciation picnic and the Annual Awards Gala, we raffle off some pretty awesome prizes. The more you volunteer, the more chances you have to win!
10 points: 1 raffle ticket
10-19 points: 2 raffle tickets
20-29 points: 3 raffle tickets
30-39 points: 4 raffle tickets
40-49 points: 5 raffle tickets
50 points or more: 6 raffle tickets
2020 DSE Annual Awards Gala
Last weekend brought us another excellent Annual Awards Gala with great food and fun. It’s always nice to mingle with fellow club members somewhere other than at a race. The festivities were held at a new and very nice venue, the Spanish Cultural Center in San Francisco. Big thanks to long time member, Mary Gray for finding the venue, creating the decorations and coordinating the event.
If you missed it or want to review the many deserving award winners, check out the slideshow presentation which was put together by Mary Gray.
Registration Table Changes in the New Year
Happy new year DSE’ers! Since we’ve gone to calendar year and online (mostly)membership, registration will be slightly different and a little bit faster. Members will just need to check their name against the roster, pay their $3 ($0 for gold membership) and be on their way. No need for members to sign the paper waiver each week. Non-members pay $5 and must sign the paper waiver.
Check your membership status here: 2020 DSE Members
If you’re not a member you can join here: https://www.joinit.org/o/dserunners
Track Workouts are Back!
Want to increase your speed in the new year? Come join your DSE friends for track workouts at Kezar on Thursday nights, 6:30-7:30pm. Track workouts are $3 for DSE members, $5 for non-members, cash only. All ages and all levels are welcome. Mark your calendars:
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 5, 12, 19, 26