Start/Finish Area: Near the South entrance of the Golden Gate Park Polo/Soccer Fields, slightly north of the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Sunset Boulevard.
Map with kilometer markers.
*Please note that the right turn from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Chain Of Lakes uses a side walk/walkway, better visualized in the following satellite image.
Course Elevation Chart
The course is a loop with an offset start to accommodate the distance. The start is on Middle Drive West, 143 meters from the finish line that aligns with the cross walk and 5.5 meters east of a large tree. The path continues west on the road bed of Middle Drive and merges onto the paved walkway of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The path turns right heading north on Chain of Lakes Drive East on the paved path on the east side of the street. The path turns right again heading east on John F. Kennedy Drive and the south side of the street over the dirt walkway for over a mile. The path turns right again on Transverse drive and continues on the paved walkway on the west side of the street. The path turns right again on Martin Luther King Drive and continues west on the north side of street on the paved walkway. The path make a slight right on Metson Road and the finish ends on the solid white lines of the crosswalk at the intersection of Metson and Middle Drive West.
For the 10K, repeat directions for a second loop.