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Lake Merced Thursday Night Summer Series runs through August 5. (DSE Members receive pre-registration instructions by email. No additional race fee required.)
Course Map: Lake Merced 4.5 Miles
Course Description: Start at Lake Merced Parking lot at Sunset Boulevard. Run one 4.5 mile clockwise loop around the lake, staying on pedestrian path.
Sunday Morning DSE Races (DSE Members receive pre-registration instructions by email. $5 race fee for standard members. Gold memberships include unlimited races.)
Sunday, June 20: Father’s Day Rainbow Falls 5K Course Map
Course Description: Start at Kennedy Drive and Transverse. Run east up Kennedy Drive to McLaren Lodge. Turn around 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.
Sunday, June 27: Rockaway Beach 5K Course Map
Course Description: Start at the Rockaway Beach parking lot (near Dondee Way and San Marlo Way, Pacifica). Run southbound on beach promenade, left onto Rockaway Beach Boulevard, right onto Nick Gust Way. Continue over footbridge. Veer right and run along paved path. Stay on path crossing through the Taco Bell parking lot to rejoin path. Turn around at 1.55 miles and return the same way to finish.
Sunday, July 4: Polo Field 5K Course Map
Course Description: Start at the Polo Field sign, near the intersection of Middle Drive and Metson Road. Run westbound on Middle Drive, right onto MLK then Bernice Rogers Way, and right onto Kennedy Drive. Run up Kennedy Drive to Transverse Drive, right onto Transverse Drive, right onto Overlook and continue onto Middle Drive to finish.
Sunday, July 11: Windmill 10K Course Map
Course Description: Start at the Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park (near Kennedy Drive and the Great Highway). Run eastbound up Kennedy Drive to intersection prior to McLaren Lodge (Kezar Drive/Second Barricade). Turn around and return the same way back to finish.
Sunday, July 18: Twin Peaks 4M Course Map
Course Description: Start at reservoir at Galewood Circle and Clarendon Avenue. Complete inside reservoir loop; exit left downhill onto Clarendon. Turn left onto Laguna Honda and continue uphill to Woodside Ave. past the gas station. Continue on Twin Peaks Boulevard until it ends at Clarendon Avenue. Turn left on Clarendon and return to the start.
Sunday, July 25: Roller Coaster 5K Course Map
Course Description: Start in Mountain Lake Park near 11th Ave & Lake St. Run eastbound on running path. At fork in road take dirt trail uphill on West Pacific Ave. Turn right on Presidio Avenue and run through gate entrance at Pacific Street. Turn right on Pacific Street and run downhill to marked turnaround, then return along same route to finish.
Sunday, August 1: Kennedy Drive 8K Course Map
Course description: Start on Middle Drive, on the south side of the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park. 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.
Sunday, August 8: Lake Merced 4.5 Miles/Half Marathon Course Map
Course description: Start/Finish at the north end Lake Merced Parking Lot (foot of Sunset Blvd). For 4.5 miles, run a single loop. For half marathon, run three clockwise loops around the lake staying entirely on jogging/pedestrian path, and be sure to carry water and gels. The 1st loop is cut shorter by crossing the drawbridge east to west at the southern end of the lake.
Stay safe, and happy running!