August – December 2020

Aug
9
Sun

Course Description

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 1st loop is cut shorter by crossing the “drawbridge” east to west at the southern end of the lake. There will be at least 1 aid station per 4.5 mile loop with Water/Nuun near the start/finish area. If you need water more often, please carry a water bottle to refill at each loop. There is also a water fountain in the parking lot near the picnic tables on John Muir Dr around 2.5 miles.

* 8:00am Start time for the Half Marathon
* 9:00am Start time for the 4.5 mile single loop

The 4.5 mile race is one clockwise loop around the lake.

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LakeMercedHalfMarathon2017
Aug
30
Sun

Fees

$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.

Awards

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

Course Map

TBD

 

Oct
4
Sun

Both races start at 9am; course closes at 11:00am for both races.

Course Description

Run one or two 4.5 mile clockwise loops around the lake staying entirely on jogging/pedestrian path.

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Course Map for Lake Merced Single Loop
Nov
1
Sun

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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GreatHighway5K-2015

Nov
29
Sun

 

Start:

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

Finish:

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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Golden Gate Park XC 5K Course Map

 

Dec
13
Sun

Course Description:

Run (uphill) eastbound on Middle Drive, turn onto Overlook Drive (path), left at Transverse and right onto Kennedy Drive. Run eastbound on Kennedy Drive to barricade at Kezar Drive. Turn around at Barricade and return same way to finish.

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KennedyDrive8k2014
Dec
27
Sun

Course Description

Run east up Kennedy Drive to McLaren Lodge. Turnaround at Barricade at Kezar Drive, start back and turn right on East Conservatory Drive. Run up and around East Conservatory Drive then back onto Kennedy Drive and return westbound 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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