Double Dipsea


My favorite race, without a doubt, is the Double Dipsea organized by the Dolphin South End Running Club, San Franciscan icon Walt Stack. Taking its name from the Dipsea, it is an extremely challenging 7.4 mile cross-country course started in 1905. Whereas, with the traditional Dipsea you start the race in downtown Mill Valley, California; in the Double Dipsea you begin and end in Stinson Beach and run over and back for a total of 14.8 miles with an elevation gain\loss of about 4,000 feet.

Beautiful, scenic and very strenuous, this race attracts the true aficionados of the sport who are have a singular camaraderie and support one another all during the race.

I’m now training for my second race since 2003. I’m reminded of the song by Little Feat, Feats Don’t Fail Me Now. 😉

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