Join DSE for our Summer Evening Race Series at Lake Merced.
The races are held every Thursday evening, starting and finishing at the Sunset Blvd. parking lot at Lake Merced. The specific dates are June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21.
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 jLnissenson@aol.com at least 24 hours prior to a race if you are planning to volunteer.
Entry fee for the race is still $1. Since the entire fee must be paid to San Francisco Parks & Recreation for permits, we depend entirely on your donations to help with our post-race snack fund. Please give as you are able – there will be a donation jar available at all races. You can also bring along snacks to share, such as cookies, chips or pretzels. 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.
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.