DSE hosts more than 40 races per year!
August – October 2014
This race is 1 of 12 in the Summer Evening Race Series. View the Summer Evening Race Series page for more details.
Run one 4.5 mile clockwise loops around the lake staying entirely on jogging/pedestrian path. There is a 1 hour time limit. If you can’t complete the course in 1 hour (13:25 pace) you must self-time and start prior to 6:30pm. Finish line closes at 7:30pm.
Upper dirt track on South side of Polo Field, Golden Gate Park.
Lower paved track on South side.
Complete counter-clockwise loop of upper Polo Field dirt track; exit right/west out of Polo Field onto paved path. Run west on path then turn right onto Chain of Lakes Drive via parking lot and run north to Kennedy Drive. Turn right and run east on dirt path up Kennedy Drive. At east end of Upper Speedway Meadow, exit (right) path and run down/west across the grass meadow back towards the Polo Field. Enter upper dirt track of Polo Field via break in the hedge row, turn right and run counter-clockwise upper dirt loop, before dropping down right onto lower cement track. Turn right and run east to finish.
Note that we are starting earlier than usual, so that we will have time to shop before Sports Basement closes at 9 PM.
Come out and join the newsletter folding session — a small gathering of DSEers who get together for a bit of fun, food, and folding. All DSEers are encouraged to participate. We begin folding at 6:30 PM and usually wrap up before 9:00 PM.
Please remember to bring drinks or snacks to share. If you would like to host a folding session, contact Jane Colman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run east along Crissy Field/GG Promenade, exit right across Yacht Harbor parking lot, veer left along diagonal dirt path and left onto Marina Blvd. Run eastbound on Marina Blvd, and complete Marina Green rectangle (left at Webster Street par course, left onto Marina Green Drive, left on Scott Street and right onto Marina Blvd. Return same way to start. Run west along Crissy Field/GG Promenade; Turn around prior to fourth sandy beach access (beyond west end of marsh) and return same way back to East Beach finish.
Start/Finish at the north end Lake Merced Parking Lot (foot of Sunset Blvd). Run 3 clockwise loops around the lake staying entirely on jogging/pedestrian path. The 3rd loop is cut shorter by crossing the “drawbridge” east to west at the southern end of the lake.
Start/Finish at the north end Lake Merced Parking Lot (foot of Sunset Blvd). Run 1 clockwise loops around the lake staying entirely on jogging/pedestrian path.
Race starts/finishes at Little Marina Green, Yacht Road parking lot. Run west on Golden Gate Promenade. Just beyond the Warming Hut, turn left and go up the stairs towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue on trail under the bridge; run the downhill trail inside the guard rail on Lincoln Blvd. Complete a clockwise Baker Beach trail/sand loop; run past the water treatment plant, then east onto sandy beach to the Sand Ladder, which is 400 yards of a vertical climb. At the top, turn left and return to the start/finish.
North of main restroom on Bay Trail bike/pedestrian path, south of main Oyster Point Marina parking lot.
Run northbound on path, make a right turn onto the Bay Trail; stay on the center path that travels through Oyster Cove Marina. Run past hotel complex, over wooden pedestrian bridge. Turnaround along the designated straightway location and return same way to finish. For a very detailed photo tour of the course, click on the link below
- Scroll down the page until you come to the section entitled Oyster Point Marina Park. The approximate start/finish location of the course is the fifth photo down.
- After the final photo on this page, click on the link entitled Oyster Cove to Sierra Point.
- Scroll down to the section entitled Oyster Cove to resume the photo tour of the course. The turnaround is pictured in the third to the last photo in this section (caption reads “There’s another circular rest area with a drinking fountain”).