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!

 

Mar
19
Sun
2023
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

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Apr
2
Sun
2023
McLaren Park Shelley Drive 5K
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Start time: 9:00am

Start/Finish:
Parking Lot located at 21 Shelley Drive (the larger lot closer to Mansell, not the smaller lot near the amphitheater)

Course Description
Two clockwise loops. Start at the Parking Lot located at 21 Shelley Drive (the larger lot closer to Mansell, not the smaller lot near the amphitheater). Exit the parking lot, turn right on Shelley Drive, right onto Mansell, and right on Shelley Drive West.   Follow Shelley Drive to the start. Repeat loop.

 

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Apr
9
Sun
2023
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.

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Apr
16
Sun
2023
Baker Beach 5K
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Start Time: 9:00am

Start/Finish: Lower Baker Beach Parking Lot

Terrain: Asphalt, concrete/sand, gravel trail/wooden bridge/gravel trail

Course Description: Upon exiting lower Baker Beach parking lot, immediately turn left on Battery Chamberlin Rd and run up to and through upper parking lot. Exit through gate at far end and run east into short Battery section before completing .6 mile uphill climb. Run left (inside guard rail) along Lincoln Way. Just beyond Langdon Court (Street), take the left fork gravel trail and run the entire “new trail” section with wooden bridge. Do not exit onto asphalt pedestrian/bike lane leading to GG Bridge. Instead, turn around at end of trail and return the same way to finish.

Additional Parking is available in the upper parking lot off Battery Chamberlin Rd.
* Baby Strollers are not permitted for this race.

Course Map

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May
7
Sun
2023
Spreckels Lake 5K & Lightning Mile
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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 9:00am. The 5K will begin immediately after the completion of the 1 mile. Start/finish on JFK near 36th Avenue.

Registration for both races will be on John F. Kennedy Drive near 36th Avenue and Spreckles 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 Spreckles Lake
  • 1M Course Description: Run westbound (downhill) along Kennedy Drive from start to finish

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5K Race

  • Start Time: After completion of 1-mile race, around 9:30 am.
  • Start/Finish Location: Kennedy Drive/36th Avenue near Spreckles 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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May
14
Sun
2023
Mother’s Day Great Highway 5K & Kid’s Run
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Start/Finish:
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.

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Jun
18
Sun
2023
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.

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