DSE hosts more than 40 races per year!

2019 Race Schedule

Please note that our races are always subject to change throughout the year; please confirm race details the week prior on the race web-page.

Feb
24
Sun

Two races in one! Join us for either a fast, downhill 1 mile race or a scenic 5K loop or both! Check-in for the 1 mile race is at John F. Kennedy Drive & 36th Avenue. Runners will walk/jog uphill to the start of the 1 mile race at Transverse Drive, then race downhill to the finish. Start time for the mile is 8:45am so be sure to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to allow enough time to check in and then make your way to the start about a mile away. The 5K will begin immediately after the completion of the 1 mile and will start/finish at JFK & 36th Avenue.

Registration for both races will be at John F. Kennedy Drive & 36th Avenue near Spreckles Lake.

*Kids Run begins after completion of the 5K race.

1-Mile Race

  • Start Time: 8:45 am
  • Start Location: Kennedy Drive near Transverse
  • Finish Location: Kennedy Drive near Spreckles Lake
  • 1M Course Description: Run westbound (downhill) along Kennedy Drive from start to finish


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5K Race

  • Start Time: After completion of 1-mile race.
  • Start/Finish Location: Kennedy Drive/36th Avenue near Spreckles Lake
  • 5K Course Description: Run westbound on Kennedy Drive, left onto Chain of Lakes Drive, left onto MLK Jr. Drive , left onto Transverse Drive, left onto Kennedy Drive to finish near Spreckles Lake.


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Mar
10
Sun

Course Description

Run eastbound up Kennedy Drive to intersection prior to McLaren Lodge (Kezar Drive/Second Barricade). Turnaround and return the same way back to finish.

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Windmill10k2014
Mar
17
Sun

Course Description

Run west along Crissy Field/Golden Gate Promenade. Stay along path into Fort Point National Historic Site. Turnaround at orange cone and return same way to finish.

*Kids Run (1/2 mile) begins at 9:45 AM – Same Start/Finish location as adult race.

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StPatricksDay5k2016
Mar
31
Sun

Course Description

Baker Beach 5K
START/FINISH: Lower Baker Beach Parking Lot
Terrain: Asphalt, concrete/sand, gravel trail/wooden bridge/gravel trail

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Upon exiting lower Baker Beach parking lot, immediately turn left on Battery Chamberlin Rd and run up to and through upper parking lot. Exit through gate at far end and 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.

Additional Parking is available in the upper parking lot off Battery Chamberlin Rd.
Baby Strollers are not permitted for this race.

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Baker-Beach-5K-2016
Apr
21
Sun

Course Description

START/FINISH: 11th Ave & Lake St.

Run eastbound on running path. At fork in road take dirt trail uphill on West Pacific Ave. Turn right on Presidio Ave and run through gate entrance at Pacific Street. Turn right on Pacific Street and run downhill to marked turnaround, then return along same route to finish.

*Kids Run begins after completion of adult race.

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EasterRollercoaster5k2015
May
5
Sun
Golden Gate Park 10K @ Golden Gate Park
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Course Description

Run eastbound on Kennedy Drive, left onto East Conservatory Drive, complete East Conservatory Drive loop, then left back onto Kennedy Drive to McLaren Lodge. Turnaround at Kezar Drive Barricade, start back and turn left onto Bowling Green, right onto Nancy Pelosi Drive and right onto MLK  Drive. Exit MLK after passing northern end of Japanese Tea Garden Drive. Turn right onto adjacent south/north pedestrian path, then left back onto Kennedy Drive. 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.

 

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GoldenGatePark10KCourseMap2014
May
12
Sun

Course Description

START/FINISH: Yacht Harbor Parking Lot (Little Marina Green)
STARTING TIME: Runners at 9:00 AM. Walkers are encouraged to start early
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Run through parking lot, exit right 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 at orange cone and return same way back to Little Marina Green.

*Kids Run (1/2 mile) begins at 9:45 AM – Same Start/Finish location as adult race.

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MarinaGreen5k2018
Jun
6
Thu

View the Summer Evening Race Series page for more details.

Course Description

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.

Summer series dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 26, August 1, 8

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Course Map for Lake Merced Single Loop

Jun
13
Thu

View the Summer Evening Race Series page for more details.

Course Description

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.

Summer series dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 26, August 1, 8

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Course Map for Lake Merced Single Loop

Jun
16
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 at 9:45 AM – Same Start/Finish location as adult race.

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Rainbowfalls5K