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.

August – September 2019

Aug
1
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, 25, August 1, 8

Course Map

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Course Map for Lake Merced Single Loop

Aug
4
Sun

Course Description

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.

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

Course Map

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Course Map for Rockaway Beach 5k
Aug
8
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, 25, August 1, 8

Course Map

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Course Map for Lake Merced Single Loop

Aug
11
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.

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

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

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LakeMercedHalfMarathon2017
Aug
18
Sun

Start/Finish:

“Great Meadow” Fort Mason Hill lawn.

Course Description:

“Out & Back” – Complete 0.3m Great Meadows clockwise loop, exit onto Marina Blvd., continue right through Yacht Harbor parking lot, run entire Crissy Field promenade trail, turnaround at Hopper’s Hands. Return to Finish Line.

Course Map:

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ForttoFort2015
Aug
25
Sun

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

Directions

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.

Course Map

2017 Sweeney Ridge trail 5kPrintable Map

Sep
1
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

* 8:00am Start Time *

Start/Finish: Upper dirt path of Polo Field
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

 

Sep
1
Sun

Course Description

Run westbound on Middle Drive, right onto Bernice Rogers Way and right onto Kennedy Drive. Run up Kennedy Drive to Transverse Drive, right onto Transverse Drive, right onto Overlook (dirt trail) and right onto Middle Drive to finish.

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PoloField5k2015

 

Sep
15
Sun

Two races in one! Join us for either a fast, downhill 1 mile race or a scenic 5K loop or both! Registration for both races 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 1 mile race 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.

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 Dr from start to finish

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 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.

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 Course Map

LighteningMile2014

5K Race Course Map

SpreckelsLakeMap2016
Sep
22
Sun

Course Description

Complete clockwise loop, traverse the upper level of El Camino del Mar parking lot then downhill to Seal Rock/Clement. Turn right onto lower Land’s End Trail and continue running east past Eagles Point. Exit left, downhill on El Camino del Mar.  Take lower fork at 30th Avenue staying on El Camino del Mar which merges into Lincoln Blvd. Turn left at Bowley and right into Baker Beach parking lot. Turn right onto Battery Chamberlain Rd., downhill and thru entire lower parking lot. Continue running east thru the battery section of Baker Beach then right uphill on dirt /gravel path to Lincoln. Turnaround at top of  Sand Ladder. Reverse direction and run back to finish.

Course Map

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GoldenGateBridgeVista10K2016