DSE Race Schedule 

All races begin at 9:00am unless otherwise noted.  The Top Five male, female, and nonbinary finishers in each race win place ribbons.    

DSE Members receive pre-registration links by email at the beginning of each month.  A limited number of non-member pre-registrations are available for select races on Active.com (search for DSE Runners).  Walk-up race day registration may be available, space permitting.  Gold, Child, and Teen memberships include unlimited races.  Standard member race fee is $5.  Non-member race fee is $10.  Please bring exact change. Thank you!


Kennedy Drive 8K & Kid’s Run
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Start/Finish: West end of Middle Drive in Golden Gate Park

Race start: 9:00am

Kid’s run starts on Middle Drive after end of 8K Race

Course Description:
Run (uphill) eastbound on Middle Drive, turn onto Overlook Drive (path), left at Transverse and right onto Kennedy Drive. Run eastbound on Kennedy Drive to barricade at Kezar Drive. Turn around at Barricade and return same way to finish.

Course Map:


St. Patrick’s Day Crissy Field 5K & Kid’s Run
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

START/FINISH: Yacht Harbor Parking Lot (Little Marina Green)

Start time: 9:00am

Kid’s run will start after finish of 5K race.

Course Description

S/F – Yacht Harbor parking lot. Run west along Crissy Field/Golden Gate Promenade. Stay along path into Fort Point National Historic Site. Turnaround at orange cone and return same way to finish.

Course Map

Printable Map
Easter Mountain Lake Park 5K & Kids Run
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Race start: 9:00am

Start/Finish: Mountain Lake Park path near 11th Ave & Lake St.

Course Description
Run East on Mountain Trail, turn left running North beside Mountain Lake
Continue on under tunnel, bear right until 14th avenue, turn around at steel posts
Run North on Park trail, keep straight uphill, turn around at Golf General Store running back on Park trail
Turn left to pass under tunnel again, follow path beside lake
Turn left to head East on Mountain trail, run uphill, turning around before Arguello, return straight on path to start

*Kid’s Run starts after finish of 5K race.

Course Map

Mother’s Day Great Highway 5K & Kid’s Run
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Great Highway & Taraval

Start time: 9:00am

Kid’s run starts after finish of adult 5K

Course Description
Run northbound from Great Highway & Taraval. Turnaround prior to Lincoln Way and return to finish.

Course MapGreatHighway5K-2015

Father’s Day Rainbow Falls 5K & Kid’s Run
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Start Time: 9:00am
Start/Finish: JFK Dr. & Transverse Dr.

Kid’s run starts after finish of 5K race

Course Description
Run eastbound on Kennedy Drive.
Right turn (uphill) onto Stow Lake Drive.
Run to Turnaround cone (.06m)
Reverse directions, right back onto Kennedy Drive.
Run east up Kennedy Drive to McLaren Lodge. Turnaround at Barricade at Kezar Drive, start back and turn right on East Conservatory Drive. Run up and around East Conservatory Drive then back onto Kennedy Drive and return westbound to finish.

Course Map