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 web-page or phone hotline at (415) 978-0837.
May – July 2018
30th Avenue & Kennedy Drive
Double 1.55-mile cross country loop traversing grass, dirt, trails.
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”).
Challenging 4 mile loop around Twin Peaks with spectacular views. Complete inside reservoir counter-clockwise loop; exit downhill onto Clarendon, left onto Laguna Honda and run uphill to Woodside Ave. Continue up Woodside Ave past the gas station. Run uphill/downhill on Twin Peaks Blvd then left and run uphill/downhill on Clarendon and finish inside reservoir.
DSE has managed this event on a purely volunteer basis for 44 years!
DSE is once again partnering with Brazen Racing to help manage the growing popularity of the race and the increasing demands of permitting agencies, all for the purpose of ensuring this race continues to be available for many years to come.
New as of 2015 – To improve the safety of all participants, headphones and trekking poles will not be allowed on the course. Please visit the Brazen Racing Double Dipsea Site for more details.
It begins at Stinson Beach, runs the length of the Dipsea Trail to Mill Valley then back to Stinson Beach. Epic views, adventures — and lots of stairs — await you!
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.
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.Printable Map
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.