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Golden Gate Trail Run (Summer)

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Golden Gate Trail Run (Summer)

Mountains, beaches and a challenging hilly trail run through a vast, unspoiled wilderness that sits right across the bay from one of the country’s densest urban areas — that’s what awaits runners who make the trek across the Golden Gate Bridge to tackle the mid-summer running of the Golden Gate Trail Marathon. 

The Golden Gate Trail Run is actually run twice during the year — in the late winter and in July. Enjoy spectacular views of San Francisco on this trail run!


50 km

  • 50km

30 km

  • 30km


  • 42.195km

5 Miler

  • 8.0467km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km


After Race Services

There will be post-run snacks at the finish line.

Aid Stations

Fully-stocked aid stations every 4 - 6 miles. Runners can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink.

Award Medals

T-shirts will be given to all pre-registered runners. Award medals are given to the 1st female and male finishers overall and top three finishers in each age group. All finishers will receive a custom medal.

Equipment Storage

There will be an area for non-valuables at the Start/Finish.

Maximum Time

The time limit for the marathon is 8 hours and 45 minutes.


Parking is prohibited at Rodeo Beach. Carpooling is encouraged. Vehicles with 2 or more participants will park at the Annex lot (near Marine Mammal Center) until it's full. All others will be directed to park 1.5 mile from the start along Bunker Road. There will be a shuttle running between Bunker Road and Rodeo Beach before & during the event.


Rodeo Beach

Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation, CA,us


Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast and of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of Tiburon, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The views through the entire route will truly be spectacular if the weather cooperates — though San Francisco and the Bay Area can of course be known to experience thick fog in the summer. In addition, the final few miles of the race route bring runners off the trails and onto Conzelman Road for a brief stretch, including a pass by the historic Nike Missile Site, which once stood guard during the Cold War as one of the nation’s last lines of defense should Soviet bombers make a strike against the U.S. coast.


Start: Fort Cronkite (drain)    
Go NORTH Mitchell Road
Turn LEFT Coastal Trail
Turn LEFT Road
Turn LEFT Battery Townsley Trail
Turn LEFT Coastal Trail
Zigzag Right & Left Coastal Trail
Zigzag Left & Right Wolf Ridge Trail
Turn LEFT Miwok Trail
Turn LEFT Old Springs Trail
Turn LEFT Marincello Dirt Road
Go STRAIGHT Bobcat Trail
Zigzag Left & Right Alta Trail
Zigzag Right & Left Wolfback Road
Go STRAIGHT Coastal Trail
Go STRAIGHT Coastal Trail
Turn RIGHT Conzelman Road
Turn RIGHT Field Road Connector
Turn RIGHT Field Road
Zigzag Left & Right Lagoon Trail
Go STRAIGHT Bunker Road
Go STRAIGHT Mitchell Road


The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.