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.
January – June 2020
The start and finish are on the grass lawn adjacent to Presidio Wall Playground (formerly known as Julius Kahn Playground).
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.
*Kids Run (1/2 mile) begins after completion of the 5K – Start/Finish near same location as adult 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.
Run east on trails towards Wilde Overlook/Inspiration Way, cross Shelley Drive at the stop sign and continue on the trails to Mansell Avenue. Cross Mansell and head west on the Inspiration Way route towards the park entrance. Cross Mansell again at the park entrance, then head north along the west side of the park to the water tower. Run the trails along the north side of the park, cross the footbridge, and finish near the Shelley Drive picnic area.
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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.
Race starts/finishes at Little Marina Green, Yacht Road parking lot. Run west on Golden Gate Promenade. Just beyond the Warming Hut, turn left and go up the stairs towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue on trail under the bridge; run the downhill trail inside the guard rail on Lincoln Blvd. Complete a clockwise Baker Beach trail/sand loop; run past the water treatment plant, then east onto sandy beach to the Sand Ladder, which is 400 yards of a vertical climb. At the top, turn left and return to the start/finish.