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

2018 Results | Age Division Points: Men | Women

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 2019 are June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 26, August 1, 8 .

Registration and Awards

Registration begins at 5:45pm 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.


If you volunteer to help at a race it will count towards your required volunteer hours. Please sign up to volunteer here: Lake Merced Summer Series Volunteers


Summer Series races are $2 each. Cash only. Exact change appreciated.

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 loop around the lake staying entirely on jogging/pedestrian path.

Printable map
Course Map for Lake Merced Single Loop