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!

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
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
Jun
13
Thu
2024
Thursday night JFK Promenade 3 miles Summer Series #2 – DSE members only
Jun 13 @ 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
16
Sun
2024
Father’s Day Rainbow Falls 5K & Kid’s Run
Jun 16 @ 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.

Course Map

Jun
20
Thu
2024
Thursday night JFK Promenade 3 miles Summer Series #3 – DSE members only
Jun 20 @ 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
23
Sun
2024
Great Highway 5K
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Start/Finish: Taraval and the Great Highway

Course Description:
Run 1.55 miles to Lincoln Boulevard and return the same way to finish.

Course Map

Print Course Map
GreatHighway5K-2015

Jun
27
Thu
2024
Thursday night JFK Promenade 3 miles Summer Series #4 – DSE members only
Jun 27 @ 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
30
Sun
2024
Lindley Meadow 5K
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Start time: 9:00am

Start/Finish:
Kennedy Drive at 30th Ave.

Course Description
Double 1.55-mile cross country loop traversing grass, dirt, trails.

Course Map
LindleyMeadowXC5K

Jul
7
Sun
2024
Twin Peaks 4M
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

START/FINISH:
Near reservoir at Galewood Circle & Clarendon Avenue

Race start time: 9:00am

Course Description
Challenging 4 mile loop around Twin Peaks with spectacular views. Complete inside reservoir counter-clockwise loop; exit downhill onto Clarendon, left onto Laguna Honda and run uphill to Woodside Ave. Continue up Woodside Ave past the gas station. Run uphill/downhill on Twin Peaks Blvd then left and run  uphill/downhill on Clarendon and finish inside reservoir.

Course Map

TwinPeak4M