Golden Gate Half Marathon

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The Golden Gate Half is more than just a 13.1-mile run through San Francisco. Rather, it is a spectacular journey through this stunning City by the Bay. The chance to run across the Golden Gate Bridge is an experience unlike any other, but it is far from the only breathtaking moment youll enjoy along the way.

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What sets the Golden Gate Half apart from other races? The opportunity for runners to experience one of the world’s most illustrious cities.

For longtime locals and first-time visitors alike, this course provides an extraordinary look at San Francisco. The City’s eminent history, cosmopolitan elegance and stunning natural beauty are on full display as Golden Gate Half participants weave their way through 13.1 miles of it.

5K course is highlighted in yellow on the map.
What’s Included
  • Long Sleeve Tech Shirt
  • Medals
Raceday Logistics

We recommend that you arrive 45-60 minutes prior to the start of your race.

Schedule of Events:

LifeStyle Expo: Saturday, November 2
11AM – 5PM
Ghirardelli Square & Beach Street

Golden Gate Half Marathon: Sunday, November 3
Start Time: 7AM
Start Location: Van Ness/Aquatic Park

Golden Gate 5K: Sunday, November 3
Start Time: TBD
Start Location: Van Ness/Aquatic Park

For the safety of all participants and smooth operations of course closures, runners must start the Half Marathon on time at 7:00am. The race features a mass start, and the start line will be open for 5 minutes following the starting horn. Late runners will not be accommodated and may face disqualification or removal from the course.


Would you like to be a part of the fun and excitement? Not a runner?

Well, here’s your chance to team up with San Francisco’s top destination event that attracts thousands of runners from across the globe. You are what make this event a success. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to staff aid stations, assist with packet pick-up and support our runners at the start and finish.

To volunteer & be a part of our Race Crew, contact [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

At what time does the Golden Gate Half Marathon start?
The Half Marathon will start at 7am. It is advised that you arrive 1 hour prior to this to get set up in time (especially if you were not able to pick up your race pack in advance).
When will I receive my race pack for the Golden Gate Half Marathon?
You can collect your race pack the day before the event (on Saturday November 2nd) from 11am till 5pm at Ghirardelli Square & Beach Street. However, if you can't make it on the Saturday, you can always pick up your race pack on race day from 5.30am till 6.30am.
Is there a time limit to complete the course?
Yes, there is a 3 hour time limit to complete the Half Marathon. This means you will have to average a 14:00minutes/mile pace to complete the event.
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