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Course Maps/Directions

Location

Directions to start/finish

Driving Directions
 
  • Coming from Downtown: go west on Fell Street, through Panhandle; cross Stanyan Street, entering Golden Gate Park, and immediately bear left, onto Kezar Drive; this merges into Lincoln Way; stay on Lincoln Way until 25th Ave; turn Right at 25th Ave into the Park; turn Left onto Martin Luther King (MLK) Dr. going West; pass "Mallard Lake" on your left; next road on your right is Middle Drive West; park on MLK and walk up Middle Drive West to Race Start; look for the Rainbow Balloons!
     
  • Coming from Great Hwy/Ocean Beach: go East on Lincoln Way; after very short block, turn Left into GG Park onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (MLK); pass de-constructed Murphy's Windmill, at road junction, go straight; pass 41st Ave; pass "South Lake" on your left; next road on left is Middle Drive West; park on MLK and walk up Middle Drive West to Race Start; look for the Rainbow Balloons!
     
  • Coming from the Castro; go North on Castro St. past Market St.; this turns into Divisadero St.; turn Left onto Fell St.; follow direction for "Coming from Downtown" above. If you are coming from a night of celebrating on Friday night: don't drive, take a taxi, get to Golden Gate Park, the fresh air will do you good! ;-)
Public Transportation:
 
  • SF Muni N Judah streetcar to 36th Ave/Sunset Blvd., then walk 2 blocks to GG Park and up Middle Drive West in the direction of the Polo Fields to Race Start; look for the Rainbow Balloons!
     
  • Line 29 bus to 36th Ave/Sunset Blvd. (at Lincoln), then enter GG Park and up Middle Drive West in the direction of the Polo Fields to Race Start; look for the Rainbow Balloons!
     
  • Line 71 to 23rd Ave (at Lincoln) , then enter GG Park at 25th Ave.; go Left onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (MLK), headed West; pass "Mallard Lake" on your left; next road on your right is Middle Drive West; walk up Middle Drive West to Race Start; look for the Rainbow Balloons!
     
  • Consult www.sfmuni.org for more.

Start/Finish Area

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.

  • 5K (3.1 miles) - 1 loop
  • 10K (6.2 miles) - 2 loops
  • Course is USATF certified

Course Map

 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

Course Elevation Chart

Race Path Directions

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.