San Francisco Marathon

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This bucket list event around San Francisco is definitely one to add to your calendar. The route will give you an all-access pass to the SF sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Come for the finisher's medal and the atmosphere created by the lively on-course cheer stations.
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Full Marathon, Ultramarathon, 5k Saturday (Limited to 1000 places), and 3 more
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Calendar
Sat, Jul 23, 2022 - Sun, Jul 24, 2022
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San Francisco, United States
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Where and when
Location
182 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Start times
Sun, Jul 24, 2022
Full Marathon:
5:40am |
5k Sunday:
7:45am |
1st Half Marathon:
6:30am |
2nd Half Marathon:
8:45am
Sat, Jul 23, 2022
Ultramarathon:
11:00pm |
5k Saturday (Limited to 1000 places):
7:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for San Francisco Marathon
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Full Marathon
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26.2mi
Ultramarathon
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52.4mi
5k Saturday (Limited to 1000 places)
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5km
5k Sunday
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5km
Route information
Each route will take runners through the city of San Francisco, including racing out and back over the famous
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What's included
  • San Francisco Marathon Shirt
  • San Francisco Marathon Medal
  • Food and Drink along the course and at the finish
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How to get there
182 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
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Event day logistics
Saturday
7am 1st 5k starts
11pm Ultra Marathon starts
Sunday
5:40am Full Marathon starts
6:30am 1st Half Marathon starts
7:45am 2nd 5k starts
8:45am 2nd Half Marathon starts
Cut-off Times
The cut-off times for this weekend's races can be found below:
Full Marathon: 6 hours (13:44 minutes per mile) 1st Half Marathon: 3 hours (13:44 minutes per mile) 2nd Half Marathon: 3.5 hours (16:02 minutes per mile) Ultra Marathon: 6 hours (13:45 minutes per mile) 5k Race: 1 hour
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Spectator Info
You don’t have to run to be a part of the The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon experience. We encourage friends and family of runners and the San Francisco community to participate on Race Day (July 26th, 2020). Your presence and encouragement makes a huge, meaningful impact on our runners. We hope the following information helps our spectators prepare for race day.
  • Follow the race on the live web tracker
  • Share motivational messages with your favourite runners via digital cheer boards
  • Enjoy the course entertainment and cheer stations
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What to bring
We recommend comfortable clothing appropriate to the length of the race in which you care competing
FAQ's
When & where does the Expo for the San Francisco Marathon? take place?
The health & fitness expo will take place at Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, California 94123. This will take place on July 24th (1200 - 1900) and July 25th (0900 - 1700).
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Are there cut off times for the San Francisco Marathon?
Yes, details of which can be found below: Full Marathon: 6 hours (13:44 minute per mile) 1st Half Marathon: 3 hours (13:44 minute per mile) 2nd Half Marathon: 3.5 hours (16:02 minute per mile) Ultra Marathon: 6 hours (13:45 minute per mile) 5k Race: 1 hour
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Where can I access photos for the San Francisco Marathon?
All participants will receive race photographs within a few days of the event.
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Can I become a Pacer at the San Francisco Marathon?
Unfortunately, Pacer positions for this event are currently full. However, if Pacers are needed last minute, an announcement will be posted to SF Marathon's social media platforms.
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Can I get public transport (BART) to this event?
No, BART does not run early enough to get you to your race on time. The SF Marathon will offer an early morning bus service from 6 Bay Area BART stations. Please visit the following link for more information: https://www.thesfmarathon.com/race-weekend/hotel-and-travel-info/
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Reviews
4.5
5 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
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CrowdsIncredible crowds
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5.0
Did the 1st Half Marathon in 2019
This is a huge event! It is well organized, and has high quality aid stations. Be prepared for the elevation gain as the first half course includes most of the hills, but it is worth it for the views! Definitely more difficult but also a prettier route than the second half marathon.
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4.3
Did the Full Marathon in 2019
A tough course but the large number of water stations that were very well supported made it that little bit less difficult 😁
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4.0
Did the Full Marathon in 2019
Es ist ein Marathon mit vielen Höhenmeter aber sehr gut zu laufen.Es gibt viele Trinkstation, jedoch leider wenig Zuschauer da der Marathon bereits um 5:30 sartet damit leider auch die Atmosphäre Er ist trotzdem sehr zu empfehlen.
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4.3
Did the Full Marathon in 2018
The course is great, running across the bridge is iconic, but it will be wet (dew on the metal) and likely overcast, but still it was the golden gate bridge. The start of the race people were in the different waves which helps a lot, but there was no Port-potties at the start area at all, so that was something missing. Such a huge race in such a nice city, it was awesome and I plan to run it again.
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5.0
Did the race in 2011
Great to be able to run over the Golden Gate Bridge!! Good fun but early start.
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Recent Questions
MOHAMAD NASSER
09/01/2021
The San Francisco half-marathon is a 13.6 mile race that travels up and down the hills of San Francisco. One street, Folsom Street, has a slope that can be represented by the function 2y=4x+7. Another street, Divisadero Street, has a slope that can be represented by the function 5y = 2x +9.
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