DSE hosts more than 40 races per year!

2018 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.

Jun
17
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 at 9:45 AM – Same Start/Finish location as adult race.

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Rainbowfalls5K
Jun
21
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 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23

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Jun
24
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
Jun
28
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 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23

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Course Map for Lake Merced Single Loop

Jul
1
Sun

Course Description

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.

 

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GoldenGatePark10KCourseMap2014
Jul
5
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 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23

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Jul
8
Sun

Course Description

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.

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Jul
12
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 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23

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Jul
15
Sun

START/FINISH:

Marina Green grass (Marina Green Drive – between Avila/Fillmore)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Run west and onto Marina Blvd. At Little Marina Green, traverse diagonal and continue along Crissy Field/Golden Gate Promenade. Stay along path into Fort Point National Historic Site. Turn around at end of parking lot and return along Golden Gate Promenade and Marina Blvd staying on Marina Blvd to Ft. Mason. Traverse uphill on Ft.Mason path. Turn around on Ft.Mason Hill and return to finish at Big Marina Green.

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WaltStack10k2018
Jul
19
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 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23

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Course Map for Lake Merced Single Loop