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Soak in the best views of San Francisco with the Mermaid!

New for 2018... The run will now start and finish in the Presidio! The start is located on Old Mason Street adjacent to the East Beach Parking Lot and the Finish / Expo will be in the East Beach Parking Lot. 

Choose from the challenging Sirena10 mile run that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge or the flat and fast 5k, 10k that take you around Crissy Field. We also offer a virtual option to run the event in case you can't attend in person. All distances include classic views of San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco skyline. Register early to guarantee your spot at the start line. Can't make it to the race but you still want to join in the fun? Sign up for the Virtual run and participate virtually from your home town!

Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher necklace, and medal. Check them out!

Age discounts for youth 19 & Under*
5K = $25, 10K = $35, Sirena10 = $55
All athletes 70 & Over race for FREE*
*Age discounts automatically applied during registration

Mermaid Dash

The Mermaid Dash is a great way to introduce girls to running and walking. The fun run/walk allows girls to participate and experience the joy of crossing the finish line in a safe and supportive environment. Mermaid Dashers receive a medal, finisher necklace and post race food. Parents are encouraged to let Mermaid Dashers run on their own, however a parent or guardian is welcome to run alongside young or shy Mermaid Dashers.

Additional Event Details

COURSE
5k: Map 
10k: Map
Sirena10: Map
Mermaid dash: Map

MERMAID DASH - 1.5 miles
The Mermaid Dash is a great way to introduce girls to the world of running. The fun run/walk allows girls to participate and experience the joy of crossing the finish line in a safe and supportive environment. Mermaid Dashers receive a medal, finisher necklace and post race food.

Parents are encouraged to let Mermaid Dashers run on their own, however a parent or guardian is welcome to run alongside young or shy Mermaid Dashers.

Mermaid Dash Details
9:55 a.m. (Ages 9-12)
10:00 a.m. (Ages 6-8)

Entry Fee: $15.00* (online)
Race Day: $20.00* (race day - Cash or Check only)

*Entry fee does NOT include a t-shirt.

CREDIT POLICY
Can't attend one of our events?
We will be happy to issue you a credit toward a future Mermaid Series event. To receive a credit, you must email us at info@mermaidseries.coma minimum of 10 days before the event date. We will email you back a confirmation along with the total amount of your future race credit. Please keep the confirmation email for your records. Credits are good through the following calendar year.  Credits are nontransferable.

The following credits will be issued: 
• Duathlon - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee
• Triathlons - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee
• Run - Entry fee minus $10 processing fee.

Directions and Accommodation

DIRECTIONS 
The Start, Finish and Expo are located inside the Presidio with the start being on Old Mason Street and the Finish / Expo area in the East Beach Parking Lot
Google Map For Directions

PARKING
Parking in San Francisco is always a challenge. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 60 minutes prior to your race start to allow for extra time to park. There is limited parking at the East Beach Parking Lot next to the Finish Line. The East Beach parking lot is first come, first served and will CLOSE at 6:30am. Additional FREE parking is located at the Little Marina Green, Marina Green and behind the Palace of Fine Arts. The closest lots are Little Marina Green and the Pay Parking in the Presidio. NOTE: The Free Lots will fill up fast, we recommend using the pay parking lots in the Presidio.
 
Pay ($) Parking - Presidio:
There are several parking lots within the Presidio that are less than 1 mile walk to the East Beach Parking Lot. To enter the Presidio from Marina Blvd head west toward the Golden Gate Bridge and follow Marina Blvd into the Presidio. Go underneath the Golden Gate Bridge approach, DO NOT get onto the Golden Gate Bridge. You can also enter the Presidio via the Lombard Gate. Parking is $1.50 per hour or $8 for all day. Pay kiosks accept credit cards.
Google Maps - Presidio Pay ($)
Parking Lot Static Parking Map (Presidio)
 
Free Parking - Little Marina Green & Palace of Fine Arts & the Marina Green
- Little Marina Green: Has approximately 75 spots.
- Marina Green: Has approximately 450 spots and is about a .9 mile walk to the East Beach Parking Lot.
- Palace of Fine Arts: Behind the Palace of Fine Arts on Lyon Street there are approximately 200 spots. It is roughly a .75 mile walk to the East Beach Parking Lot.
Google Maps - to Little Marina Green, Marina Green & Palace of Fine Arts
Static Parking Map (Marina Green and Palace of Fine Art)

PACKET PICKUP

PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP:
11/7 - WEDNESDAY Packet Pickup
When: 10am - 7pm
Where: 
Title Nine Berkeley - 2037 4th Street, Berkeley
**Packets will NOT be available prior to 10:00 a.m.
Athletes must bring a photo ID in order to pick up their race packet.
Directions

11/8 - THURSDAY Packet Pickup
When:  10am - 7pm
Where: 
Title Nine Walnut Creek - 1637 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek
**Packets will NOT be available prior to 10:00 a.m.
Athletes must bring a photo ID in order to pick up their race packet.
Directions

11/9 - FRIDAY Packet Pickup
When:  10am - 7pm
Where: 
Title Nine Los Gatos - 218 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
**Packets will NOT be available prior to 10:00 a.m.
Athletes must bring a photo ID in order to pick up their race packet.
Directions

11/10 - SATURDAY Packet Pickup
When: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Where: East Beach Parking Lot

**Packets will NOT be available prior to 11:00 a.m.
Athletes must bring a photo ID in order to pick up their packet.
Directions to East Beach Parking

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP
11/11 - SUNDAY (Race Morning) Packet Pickup
When: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Where: East Beach Parking Lot
**Athletes must bring a photo ID in order to pick up their packet.
Directions to East Beach Parking


Event Schedule

  • November 11 7:00 AM PST - Sirena10 Mile

  • November 11 7:15 AM PST - 5K

  • November 11 8:00 AM PST - 10K

  • November 11 9:55 AM PST - Mermaid Dash (ages 9-12)

  • November 11 10:00 AM PST - Mermaid Dash (ages 6-8)

Contact Information

Event Location

East Beach, San Francisco, CA, USA

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