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Starting July 1, Age Division Points are back!  Points earned July 1 – December 31 will determine 2021 Annual Age Division Awards.

Upcoming Sunday Morning DSE Races 

Click here to become a DSE Member:  2021 Membership
Click here to become a Race Director:  2021 Race Directors

DSE Members receive pre-registration instructions by email.  $5 race fee for standard members.  Gold, Child, and Teen memberships include unlimited races.

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:   Mountain Lake Park 5K Course Map

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. Return on Park trail, turn left to pass under tunnel, follow path beside lake. Turn left to head West, run uphill, turning around before Arguello, return on path to start.  

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. 

Sunday, August 15:  Saddle Trail 5K Course Map

Course Description: Start/Finish in the grass field at the picnic area near the main entrance of San Bruno Mountain at 555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway.  We encourage carpooling as there is a $6 parking fee.  Run down the field and exit through the area between the water fountain and the first tree to its left. Once off the field, take an immediate right on the path and then another right onto the Day Camp Service Road. Follow the path up until the turnaround. On the way back down, take a right and run through the Edward Bacciocco, Jr. picnic area heading west toward the exit to Old Guadalupe Trail. Head Southwest on Old Guadalupe Trail (asphalt section) and then take a right onto Saddle Trail. Follow Saddle Trail to the finish back at the starting picnic area.


Lake Merced Thursday Night Summer Series runs through August 5.  

DSE Members receive pre-registration instructions by email.  No additional race fee required.  Thursday night races start promptly at 6:30pm.

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.


Stay safe, and happy running!

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Mark Your Calendars! September 30 is the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic for volunteers who have earned at least 3 volunteer points this year. This year’s picnic is a luau theme. Get those ukuleles out!
Lake Merced Summer Series Come join us Thursday evenings, 6:30pm for the Lake Merced Summer Series. Race fees are $2 per race, or $10 for the entire summer series through the end of August. Cash only.
Unlimited GOLD membership option coming for 2019 Check out the membership page for details.
Newsletter To stay up to date on all the latest DSE news, check out our always awesome monthly Newsletter. Here’s the July 2018 Issue.
Stanford Summer Research Study on Female Runners Paige Skorseth is helping to conduct a research study on the female athlete triad and iron deficiency through Stanford University’s Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. Read the flyer that provides greater detail on the study, and forward to athletes or parents of athletes who would be interested in enrolling in the study. They are looking for high school aged, female distance runners (cross country, road racing, and/or 800 m and greater as primary track event). Contact: Paige Skorseth Stanford Medicine Research Intern E: l T: 715-441-6921

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New for 2019, DSE is moving to calendar year membership and offering an Unlimited GOLD Membership Option!
  • Standard membership includes discounted entry fees to weekly races through 2019 – more than 40 each year!
  • Unlimited GOLD membership includes free pre-registration to all 2019 races, and discounted race fees for the rest of 2018
  • All members are invited to the annual DSE gala.
  • Members who earn at least 3 volunteer points are eligible to win annual awards.
2019 Membership Pricing
  • Standard Individual: $25
  • Standard Family: $30
  • Unlimited GOLD Individual: $100
Members who opt to receive electronic newsletter receive a $5 discount on annual membership fee.
How do I join or renew?
Online: Standard Membership Link
Unlimited GOLD Membership Link
In-person or by mail: Bring payment and a completed copy of this Membership Form to any Sunday race registration (8am-9am), or mail it to the address on the form.

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The Lake Merced Summer Series starts June 7! The races are held every Thursday evening at 6:30pm, starting and finishing at the Sunset Blvd. parking lot at Lake Merced. Race fee is $2 per race, or $10 for unlimited access the entire summer. CASH ONLY. Exact change appreciated. Mark your calendars for June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23. A special thanks to Denise Leo for stepping up to continue this great summer tradition!

Volunteers Needed
With 40+ DSE races annually, take the initiative to sign up as Race Directors and race day volunteers. See the Race Director Link and Volunteer Link to see which volunteer spots are open.

We love our Gala! Who will step up as Volunteer Coordinator for this awesome event? Contact Christine Clark at for details (and mentoring!)

Want to help cheer on and hydrate all those brave Double Dipsea runners on Saturday, June 16? LOTS of volunteers are needed, and what a perfect way to earn 8 volunteer points all in one shot! Contact Jerry Flanagan at

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