DSE hosts more than 40 races per year!
Please note that our races are always subject to change throughout the year; please confirm race details the week prior on the race webpage or phone hotline at (415) 978-0837.
September – December 2017
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) 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.
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
Traverse Lower Baker Beach parking lot then run east into short Battery section before completing .6 mile uphill climb. Run left (inside guard rail) along Lincoln Way. Just beyond Langdon Court (Street), take the left fork gravel trail and run the entire “new trail” section with wooden bridge. Do not exit onto asphalt pedestrian/bike lane leading to GG Bridge. Instead, turn around at end of trail and return the same way to finish. Terrain: Asphalt, concrete/sand, gravel trail/wooden bridge/gravel trail.
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.
Kennedy Drive & Transverse in Golden Gate Park
Run westbound on Kennedy Drive past two 4-way “Stop” intersections, then left on Bernice Rogers Way, left on ML King Drive, left uphill on Middle Drive and left onto Overlook (path) to finish.
Land’s End Lookout Wall (sidewalk), adjacent to Land’s End lower parking lot
Run eastbound (uphill) on Point Lobos sidewalk, prior to El Camino del Mar and take left fork of Lower Land’s End Trail path. Stay on entire Land’s End Trail. Turn around at Eagles Point (Do not exit Land’s End Trail) and return same way to Finish.
Two races in one. 1M race starts at 9:00 am, followed by the 5K at approximately 9:30 am.
Register for both races at Kennedy Drive/36th Avenue near Spreckles Lake
5K Course Description & Map
Start/Finish: Run westbound on Kennedy Drive, left onto Chain of Lakes dirt path, left onto ML King Drive pedestrian path, left onto Transverse Drive, left onto Kennedy Drive to downhill finish.
1M Couse Description and Map
Start: Kennedy Drive near Spreckels Lake; Finish: Kennedy Drive near Transverse
Run eastbound (uphill) along Kennedy Drive from Spreckels Lake to Transverse Drive.
The start and finish are on the grass lawn adjacent to Julius Kahn Playground.
Exit grass area, complete counter-clockwise Julius Kahn rectangular loop, right onto W. Pacific Ave. trail. Prior to Arguello Blvd complete mini clockwise half-arc loop before turning left onto northbound (downhill) straightaway and exit trail onto asphalt surface. Turnaround at “Stop” sign, reverse direction and return to W. Pacific Ave. Travel downhill (eastbound), complete clockwise Julius Kahn rectangular loop before finish on grass.