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San Francisco Marathon

24-25 Jul 2021 (Sat - Sun)

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Ultra marathon - 84.33km, Marathon, Half marathon, 5 km, 10 km, 15km, 26.10km, Ultra marathon - 47.20km, Ultra marathon - 89.33km

San Francisco Marathon

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The San Francisco Marathon is a loop course, taking runners on a journey around the city, hitting gorgeous locales and iconic landmarks all along the way. Starting at the world famous Ferry Building, racers head along the Embarcadero, with the beautiful San Francisco bay on their right. From there they pass through Fisherman’s Wharf and through the Marina. Next runners head up and back across the Golden Gate Bridge and down through the Presidio, along the Pacific Ocean. A tour of the beautiful Golden Gate Park follows, and after some turns and curves through the trees and around the lakes, runners empty out onto the historic and very colorful Haight street. The course takes some loops through the Mission, Potrero, and Mission Bay Districts, heads by numerous charming little parks, then heads up towards AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. And then it’s just a home stretch, under the fancy new Bay Bridge and back up to the Ferry Building. The course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifying race.

Course Highlights

The San Francisco Marathon is a loop course, taking runners on a journey around the city, hitting gorgeous locales and iconic landmarks all along the way. Starting at the world famous Ferry Building, racers head along the Embarcadero, with the beautiful San Francisco bay on their right. From there they pass through Fisherman’s Wharf and through the Marina. Next runners head up and back across the Golden Gate Bridge and down through the Presidio, along the Pacific Ocean. A tour of the beautiful Golden Gate Park follows, and after some turns and curves through the trees and around the lakes, runners empty out onto the historic and very colorful Haight street. The course takes some loops through the Mission, Potrero, and Mission Bay Districts, heads by numerous charming little parks, then heads up towards AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. And then it’s just a home stretch, under the fancy new Bay Bridge and back up to the Ferry Building. The course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifying race.
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Route map

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San Francisco Marathon Route Map

Included in the fee

  • Long-Sleeve Technical T-Shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Food & Drink
  • Race Analytics on myrace.com

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Water, electrolyte, medical care, and toilets. The Full Marathon includes 16 aid stations.

Award Medals

All finishers will receive a medal and electronic certificate. Extra gifts will be issued to the top 3 Men and Women in each race and age category.

Equipment Storage

At the Expo, you will be given a clear Gear Check Bag. You will be instructed to write your bib number on your bag, and store your stuff in this bag on race morning. UPS trucks will be collecting Gear Check Bags near the appropriate Start Lines and will be returning Gear Check Bags at appropriate Finish Lines.

Maximum Time

6 hours (Marathon), 3 hours (Half Marathon), 12 hours (Ultra), 1:40 (10K), 1 hour (5K), 6+6 hours (Ultra)

Parking

Parking in the city can be a challenge, please make sure to give yourself enough time to find parking on race morning. 

Provided Photo Service

Runners will receive an email with their photos within a few days after the race. 

Transport

Free shuttle busses for Half Marathon runners

Location

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Frequently asked questions

Can I change the distance after I purchase a ticket?

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There will be a $15 charge to switch to a different distance. In the event of an upgrade You will have to pay the $15 charge plus the difference in cost between events. If you are downgrading in fees (i.e,. going from the full marathon to a half-marathon), there will be no refund of the difference and the $15 event change fee will still apply).

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?

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Pick your bib up at the Expo. Runners are required to bring a photo ID to pick up their bibs. Race Day pickup will not be available

Can someone collect my race pack for me?

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Another person will be able to pick it up with a copy of the runner’s ID.

What if we must postpone our July 25th date to later in the year?

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You will be able to move to the new date free of charge, convert your registration to run virtually free of charge or defer to a future year for $39. More info in the waiver.

Do you allow wheelchairs?

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Yes, we allow wheelchairs. Wheelchairs will be placed in the last corral for safety reasons. After you register please email us so we can place you in the correct corral.

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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.