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 web-page.
June – November 2019
DSE has managed this event on a purely volunteer basis for 44 years!
DSE is once again partnering with Brazen Racing to help manage the growing popularity of the race and the increasing demands of permitting agencies, all for the purpose of ensuring this race continues to be available for many years to come.
New as of 2015 – To improve the safety of all participants, headphones and trekking poles will not be allowed on the course. Please visit the Brazen Racing Double Dipsea Site for more details.
It begins at Stinson Beach, runs the length of the Dipsea Trail to Mill Valley then back to Stinson Beach. Epic views, adventures — and lots of stairs — await you!
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.
Course MapPrintable Map
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.
One Race: $5 members; $7 non-members
Two Races: $8 members; $10 non-members
If you are running both races, you must finish the 2 mile race prior to the 9:30 am start of the 10K – we will not delay the start.
Parking fees inside the park are $6, otherwise there is street parking in the adjacent neighborhoods; please be courteous and mindful of local regulations. Do not park in the church parking lot!
- The 2 mile course is out and back on Weiler Ranch Trail and starts at 9:00 am.
- The 10K is a loop including Valley View, Weiler Ranch, and Hazelnut Trails and starts at 9:30 am.
- S/F for both events is at the North Walnut Picnic area.
- Please note: Due to park rules, DOGS are NOT ALLOWED on this run.
More information at San Pedro Valley Park Website.Print 2-Mile Map
Print 10K Map
The start and finish are on the grass lawn adjacent to Julius Kahn Playground.
Exit grass area, complete counter-clockwise Julius Kahn 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 Julius Kahn rectangular loop before finish on grass.
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.