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 calendar web-page.
December 2019 – May 2020
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.
Run west on Wawona to 34th Ave, left onto Crestlake Street, left onto Sloat Blvd, left at 19th Ave and left/downhill on Wawona back to start (33rd Ave). Run second loop at 34th Ave & Wawona, drop down through barricade to Stern Grove, run entire west to east length of grove, left uphill and exit Stern Grove. Turn left at 19th Ave, left/downhill on Wawona and back to 33rd Ave and finish.
“Great Meadow” Fort Mason Hill lawn.
“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:Print Map
Registration is at John F. Kennedy Drive & 36th Avenue.
* Please note this is a MEMBERS ONLY race. *
SFRP has required our two Spreckels Lake races to be “members only” (Feb 23 and Sept 6). Non-members who appear at the registration table will not be allowed to run but will be encouraged to sign up as members ($23 for a 5K is still a bargain!) It is critical for the DSE to adhere to SFRP’s restrictions in order to maintain a good working relationship with them as we ask for over 25 permits/year from this agency.
In an attempt to encourage more volunteerism, the Board also decided that the Sept 6 Spreckels Lake race will be a “volunteer-only” race, for members who have accrued at least one volunteer point. Please check our website for volunteer opportunities.
- 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.
5K Race Course Map
- Daylight Saving Day reminder
- Don’t forget to have your clocks set ahead one hour. Spring Forward!
Run eastbound up Kennedy Drive to intersection prior to McLaren Lodge (Kezar Drive/Second Barricade). Turnaround and return the same way back to finish.
Course MapPrint Map
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.
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.
Near reservoir at Galewood Circle & Clarendon Avenue
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.
Lindley Meadow (across from Spreckels Lake @ 30th Ave), GG Park
Double 1.55-mile XC counter-clockwise loop traversing grass, dirt and trails. From grass lawn, run uphill (north) onto upper trail of Kennedy Drive. Continue west on Kennedy Drive then left (southbound) onto Chain of Lakes Drive. Run approximately 50 yards and take left fork trail adjacent to mini pond. Traverse trail/sand/pavement/grass terrain to midway of Polo Field, then left downhill (north) back to Lindley Meadow grass lawn finish.