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.

September – December 2019

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

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5K Race Course Map

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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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Oct
13
Sun
Candlestick Point 5K @ Candlestick Point
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Course Description

Candlestick Point 5K
Start/Finish: Picnic Area/Restrooms just inside the front gate
Course: Run two loops (1.55 each). Flat, paved path with great views of the East Bay hills and San Francisco Bay.

Course Map

Candlestick Point (2)
Oct
27
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.

Course Map

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GreatHighway5K-2015

Nov
3
Sun

The start and finish are on the grass lawn adjacent to Presidio Wall Playground (formerly known as Julius Kahn Playground).

Course Description

Exit grass area, complete counter-clockwise Presidio Wall Playground 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 Presidio Wall rectangular loop before finish on grass.

 

Course Map

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Presidio XC 5K Course Map
Nov
17
Sun

Course Description

The 5K course consists of 2 loops and spans the north east end of Crocker Amazon and south end of McLaren Park. Runners start on the grass in center field and run to the right field foul pole, then turn left along the outfield tree line and continue towards the trail going uphill toward the community garden. Staying to the right of the garden and through the dog walk area, runners turn left at the first paved trail and make a right, uphill, on the paved trail to the dirt trail past “Lover’s Rock”. Following the dirt trail, runners make the first left towards Sunnydale then make a loop up and around the paved and dirt trails and back towards the dog trail. Just before the dog trail, make a right towards the garden and go back downhill to the softball field and finish.

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

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Dec
15
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.

Course Map:

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Golden Gate Park XC 5K Course Map

 

Dec
22
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

 

Dec
29
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.

Course Map

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