DSE Race Schedule 

All races begin at 9:00am unless otherwise noted.  Race check-in/race day registration begins 45 minutes prior to race start.  Course details are subject to race day modifications based on weather, construction, and other factors.

Gold, Child, and Teen memberships include unlimited races.  Standard member race fee is $5.  Non-member race fee is $10.  Thank you!

Apr
14
Sun
2024
Great Highway Lands End 10K
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Start/Finish: Taraval and the Great Highway

Race start: 9:00am

Course Description
Starting at Taraval st. run north on the Great Highway, transfer to Ocean beach promenade after Lincoln Way.
Remain on ocean-side sidewalk, running north uphill to Point Lobos Ave., run past Cliff house and Sutro Baths parking lot, turn left onto Lands End Trail.
Stay on trail for 1/3 of a mile, turning around at the Eastern Coastal Trail Overlook (viewing spot for the Golden gate Bridge and Baker beach).
Return to start via the same course.

Course Map

Apr
21
Sun
2024
Mori Point 7K
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Start/Finish:
Parking lot at the corner of San Marlo Way and Dondee Way

Start time: 9:00am

Course Description
Start at the parking lot at the corner of San Marlo Way and Dondee Way.

Run north along the paved trail parallel to Cabrillo Highway.  At the Calera Creek Recycling Plant, continue along the sidewalk on Cabrillo Hwy.  Veer left at Mori Point Road. Follow Old Mori Road trail to the water, then turn right.  Continue running along the promenade trail until the turnaround near the white benches towards the end of the trail. Turn around and run back the same way back to the start/finish.

Course Map

 

Apr
28
Sun
2024
Coastal Trail Challenge 10K [Off-Road]
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

NEW Start/Finish: Upper Baker Beach parking lot adjacent to triangular tourist board

Course Description
Exit parking lot onto Sandy beach via wooden bridge, run .28m east, right uphill onto Sand Ladder. At top turn left (stay inside the guard rail of Lincoln Blvd.) run uphill/downhill along Coastal Trail. Exit left onto path that transverses under GG Bridge. Take the left fork onto .1m criss/cross path. Exit left, run down the staircase. Exit across Long Avenue. Right onto Golden Gate Promenade. Turnaround (50 yards prior to Concrete Stab adjacent to Yacht Harbor). Return the same way. Run west along GG Promenade, left up the staircase, run west under GG Bridge, right onto Coastal Trail, stay inside Lincoln Blvd. guard rail. Run downhill along Lincoln Blvd. trail that past Sand Ladder; at fork turn left via “Battery section” run back to
Upper Baker Beach parking lot. Take a quick left turn to Finish.

Course Map

May
5
Sun
2024
Spreckels Lake 5K & Lightning Mile
May 5 @ 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

Printable Map

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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.
SpreckelsLakeMapElevFull2014

 

May
12
Sun
2024
Crissy Field Mother’s Day 5K & Kid’s Run
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

* NEW* Start time: 9:30am 

* Kid’s run starts after finish of 5K

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
StPatricksDay5k2016
May
19
Sun
2024
No DSE Run – Bay to Breakers
May 19 all-day

DSE will be taking a break to allow runners to participate in San Francisco’s iconic Bay to Breakers!

May
26
Sun
2024
Kennedy Drive 8K
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Start/Finish: South side of Polo Field on Middle Drive in Golden Gate Park

Race start: 9:00am

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:
KennedyDrive8k2014

Jun
2
Sun
2024
No DSE Run – Opportunity to enter the Statuto Race
Jun 2 all-day

No DSE Run – Opportunity to enter the Statuto Race in North Beach

Jun
6
Thu
2024
Thursday night JFK Promenade 3 miles Summer Series #1 – DSE members only
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Thursday Night Summer Series is limited to DSE members only.  Standard DSE membership is $20 per year for adults, $10 per year for teens 13-17, and free for children 12 and under and seniors 80+.  There is no additional race fee for Thursday night races.

Course Description

S/F at Kennedy and Transverse.  Run east up car-free 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, turn right onto Kennedy Drive and return to finish.

Link to map: Summer Series JFK Promenade 3 Mile Course Map

Course Map

Jun
9
Sun
2024
Presidio Wall 5K [Off-Road]
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Race start time: 9:00am

Start/Finish: Grass lawn adjacent to Presidio Wall Playground (near Pacific and Spruce Avenue).

Course Description
Start and finish on the grass lawn adjacent to Presidio Wall Playground (near Pacific and Spruce Avenue). Exit grass area, complete counter-clockwise Presidio Wall rectangular loop, right onto W. Pacific Avenue trail. Prior to Arguello Boulevard, complete mini-clockwise half-arc loop before turning left onto northbound (downhill) straightaway and exit trail onto asphalt surface. Turn around at stop sign, reverse direction and return to W. Pacific Avenue. Travel downhill (eastbound), complete clockwise Presidio Wall loop before finishing on the grass.

Course Map

Printable Map

Presidio XC 5K Course Map