The San Francisco Marathon

Sun 28th Jul 2019 • by The San Francisco Marathon
San Francisco, California, US

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Tickets $66–$252


From the organiser

The San Francisco Marathon is proud to present its 41st running on July 29th, 2018. Over 27,500 runners and over 80,000 spectators will fill the city on race day.

The San Francisco Marathon is more than just a race; its a fantastic celebration where people from all over the country and world come together, united by their dedication to running and the running community. Whether a runner comes in just for race day or makes a trip out of it with their loved ones, our runners are invited to partake in a weekend of festivities.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    5:30am Sun 28th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
  2. 1st Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    5:32am Sun 28th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
  3. 2nd Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    8:15am Sun 28th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
  4. 5k

    Run 5km
    7:45am Sun 28th Jul 2019
    Tickets available
Course Maps

Picture yourself racing as the California sun breaks through San Francisco’s iconic maritime fog. Bursting from the Embarcadero’s waterfront start line at the break of dawn. Racing through towering eucalyptus and redwood trees in Golden Gate Park. Passing AT&T Park with its atmosphere of game day anticipation and the crack of the bat.

Join over 27,500 runners to take on our 26.2 mile loop USATF certified course (we’re also a Boston Marathon Qualifier and Olympic Team Time Trials Qualifier race) and take yourself on a running tour of San Francisco.

Course Details
In order to qualify as an Official Full Marathon Finisher, you must finish within the 6 hour course limit.
Raceday Logistics

Start Location: Mission Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105

• Wave 1 Invited Athletes – 5:30 am
• Wave 2 – 5:32 am
• Wave 3 – 5:42 am
• Wave 4 – 5:52 am
• Wave 5 – 6:02 am
• Wave 6 – 6:12 am
• Wave 7 – 6:22 am
• Wave 8 – 6:32 am

On Race Morning, all Full Marathon runners must enter their designated wave from Southbound Embarcadero at the following intersections:

Wave 1: Mission St.
Wave 2, 3, 4: Howard St.
Wave 5, 6: Folsom St.
Wave 7, 8: Harrison St.

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5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2011

    Great to be able to run over the Golden Gate Bridge!! Good fun but early start.

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