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Take part in this scenic 5K & half marathon with incredible views of San Francisco throughout. Great for runners of all stripes, the course takes in all of the city's iconic landmarks and runners will cross right over the Golden Gate Bridge. Come along for the stunning views of this great city.

How to enter the Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5K

  1. 5K

    Run 5km
  2. Golden Gate Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi

Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5K routes

Half Marathon:

This 13.1 mile route will meander through San Francisco, taking in all of the city's iconic sites. For local residents or new visitors to the city, this race offers a truly unique way to see the city and runners will pass right across the Golden Gate Bridge.

The half marathon has a strict cut-off time of 3 hours, requiring runners to maintain a pace of 14:00 minutes per mile.

The race will feature a mass start, with the start line remaining open for 5 minutes following the starters horn.


The 5K kicks-off along the waterfront of San Francisco Bay. Participants will line up at Muni Pier in Aquatic Park and behold stunning views over toward both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

The final stage of the course will take athletes onto Beach St and Ghirardelli Square where the crowd will be cheering you on.

Please note, 5K runners will not pass over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Long Sleeve Tech Shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Course marshalled
  • Distance marked
  • Chip timing
  • Refreshment stations
  • Free event photographs
  • Age grade prizes
  • On-site first aid
Raceday Logistics


Saturday 2nd

1100 - 1700:
LifeStyle Expo/race pack collection

Sunday 3rd

0530 - 0630:
Race pack collection
Half Marathon/5K starts

Please ensure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start time.


This is always a well attended event and spectators are more than encouraged to line the streets, particularly around Ghirardelli Square.

Please be advised that there will be road closures in place. To find out more visit:


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 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 0530am till 0630am.
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.
Are there aid stations on the course?
Aid stations will be provided at Mile 1.5 for the 5K and Miles 1.5, 4, 6, 9, and 11.5 for the Half Marathon. These will consist of water and Nuun at all aid stations and Honey Stinger gels at Mile 4 and 9 of the half marathon.
Where can I access race photos?
Race photography will be uploaded here - - around 24 - 48 hours after the event.
Can someone else pick up my race pack?
A proxy can be sent to pick up your race packet on your behalf. You will need to have signed the digital waiver when registering for the event and your proxy must have a copy of your drivers license (picture will suffice) and your QR code.

Golden Gate Half Marathon & 5K weather forecast

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