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!
Parking lot at north end Lake Merced (foot of Sunset Blvd)
Start time: 9:00am
Run one clockwise loop around the lake staying entirely on jogging/pedestrian path.
Start/Finish for both races: North Lake Merced Parking Lot (foot of Sunset Blvd)
NOTE: Start time for BOTH the 4.5 mile AND Half Marathon is 8:00am
Half Marathon Course Description
Start/Finish at the north end Lake Merced Parking Lot (foot of Sunset Blvd). Run 3 clockwise loops around the lake staying entirely on jogging/pedestrian path. The 1st loop is cut shorter by crossing the “drawbridge” east to west at the southern end of the lake. There will be at least 1 aid station per 4.5 mile loop with Water/Nuun near the start/finish area. If you need water more often, please carry a water bottle to refill at each loop. There is also a water fountain in the parking lot near the picnic tables on John Muir Dr around 2.5 miles.
The 4.5 mile race is one clockwise loop around the lake.