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THE SAN FRANCISCO FULL MARATHON – SUNDAY, JULY 28TH, 2019

Picture yourself racing as the California sun breaks through San Francisco’s iconic maritime fog. Bursting from the Embarcadero’s waterfront start line at the break of dawn. Running across the Golden Gate Bridge. Racing through towering eucalyptus and redwood trees in Golden Gate Park. Passing AT&T Park with its atmosphere of game day anticipation and the crack of the bat.

Join over 27,500 runners to take on our 26.2 mile loop USATF certified course (we’re also a Boston Marathon Qualifier and Olympic Team Time Trials Qualifier race) and take yourself on a running tour of San Francisco.

Race Start: 5:30AM @ Mission Street and The Embarcadero San Francisco, California 94105

Race Finish: Main Marathon Finish Line @ Folsom Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105

Run past iconic landmarks, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and through historic neighborhoods: Runners race through San Francisco in a loop.

Course Certification: The Full Marathon course is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon and Olympic Time Trials qualifying race.

Race Distance: 26.2 Miles


THE SAN FRANCISCO 1ST HALF MARATHON – SUNDAY, JULY 28TH, 2019

Picture yourself racing as the California sun breaks through San Francisco’s iconic maritime fog. Bursting from the Embarcadero’s waterfront start line at the break of dawn. Racing up to the Golden Gate Bridge, through towering eucalyptus and redwood trees in Golden Gate Park where you’ll cross the 1st Half Finish Line. Then join over 27,500 runners at our Main Finish Line Festival.

In our 42nd year, take on our 13.1 miles course and take yourself on a running tour of San Francisco.

Race Start: 6:30AM @ Mission Street and The Embarcadero San Francisco, California 94105.

Race Finish: 1st Half Marathon Finish Line in Golden Gate Park

Free runner shuttles take runners from the 1st Half Finish Line in Golden Gate Park to the Main Finish Line Festival from 8am – 11am. See below for more information.

Race route: Runners race along The Embarcadero, up to the Golden Gate Bridge, to the Coastal Trail along San Francisco Bay, through Golden Gate Park, and more!

Race Distance: 13.1 Miles


THE SAN FRANCISCO 2ND HALF MARATHON – SUNDAY, JULY 28TH, 2019

With a start beneath the towering redwoods in Golden Gate Park and a prized finish at Cupid’s Arrow along the Embarcadero, The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon’s 2nd Half Marathon course winds through city streets, offering a locals’ only tour of the city’s treasured vistas. Racing beside the Conservatory of Flowers, through the Haight-Ashbury and Mission neighborhoods, beside AT&T Park, under the Bay Bridge and more, each runner’s journey unfolds against an unforgettable sense of place. Join our Full Marathoners as you take on 13.1 miles, the 2nd Half of our Full Marathon course.

Our 2nd Half Marathon is popular with runners looking to set a PR. Due to its low elevation profile and a gradual finishing descent toward the Embarcadero, many runners return to this course year after year to test their limits and reach new heights.

Race Start: 6:45 am @ Golden Gate Park, JFK Drive & 14th Avenue Meadow, San Francisco, CA 94118. Free runner shuttle bus take runners from the Main Start Line near The Embarcadero to the 2nd Half Marathon.

Race Finish: Main Marathon Finish Line @ Folsom Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105

Run through Golden Gate Park and historic local neighborhoods: Runners experience the 2nd Half of the Full Marathon

Course Certification: The 2nd Half Marathon course is USATF certified

Race Distance: 13.1 Miles


THE SAN FRANCISCO ULTRAMARATHON – SATURDAY, JULY 27TH, 2019

Race Start: First Loop: Saturday 11:00 pm @ Mission Street and The Embarcadero San Francisco, California 94105.

Race Finish: Main Full Marathon Finish Line: Folsom Street @ The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105

Course Highlights: Run the San Francisco Marathon back-to-back in this epic fundraising event.

Course Certification:  The Second Loop (The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Full Marathon) is USATF Certified. Earn both the Ultramarathon and Full Marathon Medal.

Race Distance: 52.4 Miles

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