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!

 

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.

 

Course Map

 

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

Printable Map

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Jun
25
Sun
2023
Coastal Trail Challenge 10K [Off-Road]
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Starts/Finish: Little Marina Green, Yacht Road parking lot 

Course Description
Run west on Golden Gate Promenade.  Just beyond the Warming Hut, turn left and go up the stairs towards the Golden Gate Bridge.  Continue on trail under the bridge; run the downhill trail inside the guard rail on Lincoln Blvd.  Complete a clockwise Baker Beach trail/sand loop; run past the water treatment plant, then east onto sandy beach to the Sand Ladder, which is 400 yards of a vertical climb.  At the top, turn left and return to the start/finish.

Course Map

Printable Map CoastalTrail10K2014
Jul
30
Sun
2023
Presidio Wall 5K [Off-Road]
Jul 30 @ 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
Aug
6
Sun
2023
Sweeney Ridge Trail 5K
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Start/Finish: S/F Skyline College at the Notch Trail trailhead. See Directions below.

Course Description
Race starts at 9:00am

A challenging trail race on the Notch Trail and Sweeney Ridge Trail from Skyline College south to the Nike Missile Control Site and back. Runners will see beautiful views above Pacifica on a clear day.
notes: possibly no bathrooms available, steep stairs on trail

Directions
GPS or use a map to get to the intersection of Skyline Blvd (35) and College Drive in San Bruno. Signs on Skyline Blvd will direct you to Skyline College entering on College Drive. Driving west on College Dr turn left at the T intersection just before the track at the entrances to Skyline College.Then take the next left into Parking Lot A. Registration will be in Parking Lot A and the run starts a short distance away up from Parking Lot B.

Course Map

2017 Sweeney Ridge trail 5kPrintable Map

Aug
20
Sun
2023
San Bruno Mountain Saddle Trail 5K [Off-Road]
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Parking
There is a $6 fee to park inside the park grounds. We encourage runners to carpool and split the cost of the parking fee. Dogs are not allowed inside the park.
Alternate Parking Location: There is street parking along Crocker Avenue just prior to South Hill Blvd. and a trail entrance on Crocker. It is approximately .8 mile from this entrance to the race staging area so please allow sufficient time to reach the start. We will not delay the race start if you are late. To reach this location, turn onto Crocker Avenue from Mission Street and drive approximately 1 mile (note that it is a steep, winding road). If you are driving southbound on Mission Street, you will make a left turn onto Crocker; if driving northbound on Mission, you will make a right turn onto Crocker. DO NOT PARK ANYWHERE ALONG GUADALUPE CANYON PARKWAY OR YOU WILL BE TICKETED/TOWED.

Start time: 9:00am
Cumulative Elevation gain: ~300ft

Start/Finish: Picnic area near the main entrance at 555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway. The start will be on the grass field facing toward the green water fountain on the Southern part of the field. The finish will be on the same grass field across from the tree on the North end of the field. Runners will cross the finish line heading west.

Course Description: 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 Loop Trail. Follow Saddle Loop Trail to the finish back at the starting picnic area.

Aug
26
Sat
2023
Walt Stack DSE Double Dipsea
Aug 26 all-day

DSE is once again partnering with Brazen Racing to help manage the growing popularity of the race and the increasing demands of permitting agencies, all for the purpose of ensuring this race continues to be available for many years to come.

New as of 2015 – To improve the safety of all participants, headphones and trekking poles will not be allowed on the course. Please visit the Brazen Racing Double Dipsea Site for more details.

Course Description

It begins at Stinson Beach, runs the length of the Dipsea Trail to Mill Valley then back to Stinson Beach. Epic views, adventures — and lots of stairs — await you!

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