Dish Race 2020

What is the Dish Race?

The Dish Race is a unique 3.25 mile fun run through the iconic Dish trail at Stanford, sponsored by the Stanford Running Club in partnership with Stanford Recreation and Wellness.

Whether you’re a competitive runner or just want a fun workout, mark your calendars today and participate in a Stanford tradition! All are welcome.


The race will be on March 1, 2020 from 7:30am – 1:00pm at the Stanford Dish, Junipero Serra/Gerona Gate.

The race will be electronically timed and prizes will be awarded to top overall and age group finishers.

The competitive race will start 9:00am with up to 250 people on the course at once. If you are running in the competitive race, please plan on being off the race course by 10am in order to allow for the running of the fun run/walk. If you think you will require more time, we suggest entering in the fun run/walk.

The Noncompetitive race (fun run/walk) will start at 11:00 am, up to 250 people on the course at once.

For the competitive race, bib pickup will be available between 8:15 and 8:45am. For the fun run/walk, bib pickup will be available between 10:15 and 10:45am.

Parking is available in residential lots off Campus Drive (marked on race day). Race start/finish will be at the Campus Drive & Junipero Serra gate near Lake Lagunita.

Contact for more information.


General Public: $35

Stanford Affiliates (students, staff/faculty): $25

Volunteers: Free



When Leland Stanford Sr. arrived in California in the mid-19th century, his first observation of the beautiful, sweeping landscape was a statement to his wife.

“Jane,” Leland Sr. said, “I really am of the opinion that that hill you see over yonder would make a fine race course.”

And hence began the Annual Stanford Dish Race. Course records are below:

Men – Top 10 All Time

1.Scott Himmelberger23201217:25.3
2.Justin Hall31201817:26
3.Oeyvind Heiberg-Sundby28201217:55.8
4.Benedikt Bunz23201617:56
5.Matthew Millet19201418:13
6.Ryan Corvese18201318:14.7
7.Chikara Omine30201618:25
8.Andrew Ntim18201518:40
9.Burton Ferguson29201818:40
10.Li-Chieh Hsu29201818:42

Women – Top 10 All Time

1.Rea Kolbl24201620:29
2.Pilar Meltz40201521:13
3.Lauren Pischel29201521:38.6
4.Natalie Badowski27201221:40.7
5.Alexandra Coz20201221:46.3
6.Isabel Bush27201722:11
7.Judith Zuagg34201322:14.4
8.Kristen Brownell27201322:24.5
9.Liz Louie29201722:52
10.Rebecca Schuamberg44201322:58.9


Check out our Dish Race t-shirts we will be giving away to all the runners who participate in the Dish Race!

Like to run?

Register for our Train-to-Run recreational classes Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:00AM by the Cobb Track.

Also, come out and run with the Stanford Running Club! All ability levels are welcome. Come as frequently or infrequently as you like! We are always happy to see new faces.

During the school year, we meet Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at the Claw at 4:40PM. Weekly long runs are on Saturdays at 10AM

We will not be having claw runs on Monday or Wednesdays. If you want to run with us on those days, then come check out our competitive workouts!

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