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.
February – May 2019
Two races in one! Join us for either a fast, downhill 1 mile race or a scenic 5K loop or both! Check-in for the 1 mile race 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 mile 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. The 5K will begin immediately after the completion of the 1 mile and will start/finish at JFK & 36th Avenue.
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.
- 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 Drive from start to finish
- 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 Drive, left onto Chain of Lakes Drive, left onto MLK Jr. Drive , left onto Transverse Drive, left onto Kennedy Drive to finish near Spreckles Lake.
Run west along Crissy Field/Golden Gate Promenade. Stay along path into Fort Point National Historic Site. Turnaround at orange cone and return same way to finish.
*Kids Run (1/2 mile) begins at 9:45 AM – Same Start/Finish location as adult race.
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DSE Members, please join us at Sports Basement Presidio for our Spring Membership Meeting/New Member Social on Sunday, March 17, 10:30am-12noon, following the St. Patrick’s Day 5K and Kids Run. Breakfast refreshments will be served. All ages welcome.
Connect with old friends and meet new ones
Learn about DSE events and operations
Find out how to get more involved with DSE
Enter free raffle for DSE swag
Enjoy 20% off Sports Basement discount before and after the meeting (store hours are 8am-8pm)
You can RSVP on our Facebook Event page: March 17 DSE Membership Meeting
P.S. Seeking Membership Meeting Volunteers: We’re looking for 2-3 volunteers who can purchase breakfast refreshments, set up, and clean up that day. Event volunteers will earn 2 volunteer points. If you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special race timing and rules – see article in the March newsletter.
S/F: Kennedy & Transverse Drive, Golden Gate Park
Run east on Kennedy drive towards Stanyan St., turn around at the barricade before Kezar Drive, and return the same way back to finish.
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.
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.
START/FINISH: 11th Ave & Lake St.
Run eastbound on running path. At fork in road take dirt trail uphill on West Pacific Ave. Turn right on Presidio Ave and run through gate entrance at Pacific Street. Turn right on Pacific Street and run downhill to marked turnaround, then return along same route to finish.
*Kids Run begins after completion of adult race.
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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.