Join DSE for our Summer Evening Race Series at Lake Merced.

2016 Results | Age Division Points: Men | Women

2015 Results | Age Division Points

The races are held every Thursday evening, starting and finishing at the Sunset Blvd. parking lot at Lake Merced.

The specific dates for 2018 are June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23.

Registration and Awards

Registration begins at 5:45pm (please do not arrive any earlier as we need time to set up!) and the timed race starts promptly at 6:30pm. Walkers and self-timers can begin anytime after 5:45pm. Runners will accrue points in the following age divisions over the 12-week series: 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Please note that you must run in a minimum of 6 races in order to be eligible for an award.

Please note that participation in these races does not count toward your overall DSE race attendance or regular age division points. However, if you volunteer to help at a race it will count towards your required volunteer hours. Please email Janet a at least 24 hours prior to a race if you are planning to volunteer.


Due to an increase in our permit fees this year, we regret that we need to raise the entry fee of each race to $2.  Please make every attempt to bring exact change/small bills. ABSOLUTELY NO COINS ACCEPTED FOR ENTRY FEES. Please be respectful of this as we deposit our race receipts via ATM which does not accept coins. With the increased entry fee we will be able to fully fund our post-race snack budget and will not need to ask for your contributions. 

Time Limit

Cutoff time for the race will be 1 hour, or approximately 7:30pm. If you think you can’t complete the course in 60 minutes, please self-time as we will stop timing runners and take down the finish line at the 1 hour mark.

Course Map & Description

Run one 4.5 mile clockwise loops around the lake staying entirely on jogging/pedestrian path.

Printable map
Course Map for Lake Merced Single Loop