2017 San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco Marathon
Date Jul 23, 2017
Distance 5k, Half-marathon, Marathon, Ultra
Course Type Road

Race Information

The San Francisco Marathon has something for everyone. Runners can participate in the full marathon route, or choose to run the first half marathon (which covers the first part of the full marathon course) or the 2nd half marathon (which covers the second part of the full marathon route). There is also a 5K available to runners who don't want to commit to the marathon or half marathon distance, or an ultra distance race if the full marathon isn't enough for you.

Expect to experience a number of different looks depending on which course you choose to race.

Full Marathon

Whether you’re taking on your first marathon or your 50th, the San Francisco Marathon course will takes runners u from the waterfront, over the Golden Gate Bridge, past iconic landmarks and through historic neighborhoods.

First Half Marathon

The 1st Half Marathon takes runners over the Golden Gate Bridge, past the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building, the seals at Fisherman’s Wharf, and through the serene calm of Golden Gate Park.

2nd Half Marathon

Beginning in Golden Gate Park, the 2nd Half Marathon takes participants through historic and quintessential San Francisco neighborhoods, including Haight-Ashbury, Dogpatch and the Mission District, the race then heads past AT&T Park, home of the SF Giants, just before the finish line.


Whether you’re racing for speed or pushing your little one as part of our stroller division, the fast, flat 5K course offers views of iconic landmarks, such the Bay waterfront, Treasure Island, Coit Tower and more. 


Ultra runners get to run the full marathon course in reverse, with a brief run detour along the Great Highway, before joining other runners to complete the Official Full Marathon course. Twice the running = twice the fun??


Related Events

Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following San Francisco Originals Run Series events.

Race Reports

Read first hand reports and reviews from runners who have completed this race in the past!

2016 2nd Half Marathon Race Report
"...the real treat – and my other motivation for running this race – was the Half It All Challenge medal."
2016 San Francisco Marathon
"Running across the bridge is my favorite, in part because I'm obsessed with the bridge and also because it's an out-and-back section where you can see everyone."
2014 San Francisco Marathon
"For a race with more than 26,000 participants the process was amazingly well organized and orderly."
2014 First Half San Francisco Marathon Race Recap
"The bridge was crazy. They had closed two of the six lanes to car traffic, one lane for runners going to Marin, and one lane for runners going back to San Francisco."

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