San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco Marathon
Date Jul 26, 2020
Distance 5k, 10k, Half-marathon, Marathon, Ultra, 84k
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 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.


Start off in the shadow of the iconic Bay Bridge, hug the bay as you make your way through Fisherman’s Wharf, past Ghiradelli Square and don’t miss the beautiful historic sail ships as you return through Aquatic Park. The views are non-stop on this historic 6.2 mile tour of San Francisco!


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??

San Francisco Marathon

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.

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