DSE hosts more than 40 races per year!
September – November 2014
$5 for DSE club members, $8 for non-members. After 9/1/14 (and race day): members $8, non-members $10.
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”).
Run southbound on beach promenade, left onto Rockaway Beach Blvd, right onto Nick Gust Way. Continue over footbridge. Veer right and begin paved bike path. Stay on path crossing through the Taco Bell parking lot to rejoin path. Turn around at Pedro Point Shopping Center and return same way to finish.
There is a $6 fee to park inside the park grounds. We encourage runners to carpool and split the cost of the parking fee. Dogs are not allowed inside the park. Alternate Parking Location: There is street parking along Crocker Avenue just prior to South Hill Blvd. and a trail entrance on Crocker. It is approximately .8 mile from this entrance to the race staging area so please allow sufficient time to reach the start. We will not delay the race start if you are late. To reach this location, turn onto Crocker Avenue from Mission Street and drive approximately 1 mile (note that it is a steep, winding road). If you are driving southbound on Mission Street, you will make a left turn onto Crocker; if driving northbound on Mission, you will make a right turn onto Crocker. DO NOT PARK ANYWHERE ALONG GUADALUPE CANYON PARKWAY OR YOU WILL BE TICKETED/TOWED.
5K Course Description
Run south 0.2 mile along asphalt path toward underpass; at turnaround head back to start. Then proceed along the Saddle Loop Trail running in a counterclockwise direction. Make a left onto Old Guadalupe Trail then right onto Bog Trail. At fork, stay left on Upper Bog Trail and continue back to starting area finish.
12K Course Description
The course will follow the 5K course description above but then continue past the starting area 5K finish and follow the asphalt path through the underpass and out the southern side. Run left onto Eucalyptus Loop Trail. At fork, stay left onto Dairy Ravine Trail and continue up Dairy Ravine Trail. At next fork, run left onto Ridge Trail and continue to the top of San Bruno Mountain. At top, take a right onto Radio Road and start heading down. At Summit Loop Trail take a left and follow Summit Loop Trail all the way down to bottom, then onto path back through underpass to starting area finish.
Come dressed in your halloween finest! Kids Run 9:45AM
Run south on entire Great Hwy pedestrian path to Sloat Blvd., left turn to Lower Great Hwy turnaround and return same way to Lincoln Way/Lower Great Hwy path finish.
Run west on Wawona to 34th Ave, left onto Crestlake Street, left onto Sloat Blvd, left at 19th Ave and left/downhill on Wawona back to start (33rd Ave). Run second loop at 34th Ave & Wawona, drop down through barricade to Stern Grove, run entire west to east length of grove, left uphill and exit Stern Grove. Turn left at 19th Ave, left/downhill on Wawona and back to 33rd Ave and finish.