DSE hosts more than 40 races per year!

Summary 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 or phone hotline at (415) 978-0837.


Two races in one! Join us for either a fast, downhill 1 mile race or a scenic 5K loop, or both! Start time for the mile is 9:00 am. The 5K will begin immediately after the completion of the 1 mile (at approx. 9:30 am) and will start/finish at JFK & 36th Avenue.

*Kids Run (1/2 mile) begins at 9:45 AM – Same Start/Finish location as adult race.

Registration for both races will be at John F. Kennedy Drive & 36th Avenue near Spreckels Lake.

1-Mile Race

  • Start Time: 9:00 am  – please arrive by 8:40 am to allow enough time to register and make your way to the start about a mile away.
  • Start Location: Kennedy Drive near Transverse
  • Finish Location: Kennedy Drive near Spreckels Lake
  • 1M Course Description: Run westbound (downhill) along Kennedy Drive from start to finish

Printable Map


5K Race

  • Start Time: After completion of 1-mile race, around 9:30 am.
  • Start/Finish Location: Kennedy Drive/36th Avenue near Spreckels Lake
  • 5K Course Description: Run westbound on Kennedy Drive, left onto Chain of Lakes dirt path, left onto ML King Drive pedestrian path, left onto Transverse Drive, left onto Kennedy Drive to downhill finish.



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