August – November 2020


Course Description

A challenging trail race on the Notch Trail and Sweeney Ridge Trail from Skyline College south to the Nike Missile Control Site and back. Runners will see beautiful views above Pacifica on a clear day.
notes: possibly no bathrooms available, steep stairs on trail


GPS or use a map to get to the intersection of Skyline Blvd (35) and College Drive in San Bruno. Signs on Skyline Blvd will direct you to Skyline College entering on College Drive. Driving west on College Dr turn left at the T intersection just before the track at the entrances to Skyline College.Then take the next left into Parking Lot A. Registration will be in Parking Lot A and the run starts a short distance away up from Parking Lot B.

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$8 members, $10 non-members. Race day registration will be available starting at 7am. Runners pick up bib numbers on race day. Sorry, no refunds.

Course Description

Start/Finish: Upper dirt path of Polo Field

* 8:00am Start Time *

Race Course Description: Complete as many 0.75 mile counter-clockwise loops as you want or can handle within the 6 hour limit. Breaks are allowed.

Aid Station

There will be a well-stocked aid station with water, electrolyte drink, and snacks at the completion of each lap.


Ribbons to all finishers. Trophies to the top 3 male/female runners who complete the most laps.

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Registration is at John F. Kennedy Drive & 36th Avenue.

* Please note this is a VOLUNTEERS ONLY race. *

SFRP has required our two Spreckels Lake races to be “members only” (Feb 23 and Sept 6). 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.

  • Start/Finish Location: Kennedy Drive/36th Avenue near Spreckles Lake
  • 5K Course Description: Run westbound on Kennedy Dr, left onto Chain of Lakes Dr, left onto MLK Jr. Dr, left onto Transverse Dr, left onto Kennedy Dr to finish near Spreckles Lake.

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Candlestick Point 5K @ Candlestick Point
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Course Description

Candlestick Point 5K
Start/Finish: Picnic Area/Restrooms just inside the front gate
Course: Run two loops (1.55 each). Flat, paved path with great views of the East Bay hills and San Francisco Bay.

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Candlestick Point (2)


North/South dirt path adjacent to Yacht Rd parking lot, 1 block north of Marina Blvd. (Little Marina Green)

5K Course Description

Run west along Golden Gate Promenade towards Fort Point. Turn around at
orange cones and run on the other side of the Warming Hut along West Bluff and Mason Street. Turn
left at the diagonal towards the beach and make the first right, then a left onto Old Mason Street and
then another left towards the beach. Finally, turn right and run back along Golden Gate Promenade to

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Crissy Field 5K

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Course Description

Run northbound from sidewalk onto Great Highway pedestrian path. Turnaround prior to Lincoln Way and return to finish.

*Kids Run (1/2 mile) begins after completion of the 5K – Start/Finish near same location as adult race.

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Course Description

The 5K course consists of 2 loops and spans the north east end of Crocker Amazon and south end of McLaren Park. Runners start on the grass in center field and run to the right field foul pole, then turn left along the outfield tree line and continue towards the trail going uphill toward the community garden. Staying to the right of the garden and through the dog walk area, runners turn left at the first paved trail and make a right, uphill, on the paved trail to the dirt trail past “Lover’s Rock”. Following the dirt trail, runners make the first left towards Sunnydale then make a loop up and around the paved and dirt trails and back towards the dog trail. Just before the dog trail, make a right towards the garden and go back downhill to the softball field and finish.

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Opportunity to with LMJS (Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders) at Lake Merritt in Oakland with LMJS .

All of LMJS Fourth Sunday runs begin at 9:00 a.m. at Adams Point, Lake Merritt, just off Bellevue Ave.
Please note if you park on Bellevue, there is a $5 fee. There is ample free street parking elsewhere.
The runs are one, two or three 5K loops around Lake Merritt.

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Upper dirt track on South side of Polo Field, Golden Gate Park.


Lower paved track on South side.

Course Description:

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) at “Big Tree” and run down/west across the grass meadow back towards the Polo Field. Enter upper dirt track of Polo Field via break in the hedgerow, turn right and run counter-clockwise upper dirt loop to finish.

*Kids Run (1/2 mile) begins after completion of the 5K – Start/Finish near same location as adult race.

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