The Course

The 5K race is flat, fast and runs a loop on the Embarcadero along the beautiful San Francisco Bay. The start is just south of the Historic Ferry Building. The course heads south from the start with views of the Bay, Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge. At the base of the Bay Bridge the course loops around and heads north with sights to see like the top of the Transamerica Building and Coit Tower nestled on top of the San Francisco hills. The course continues north just until you hit the edge of Fisherman’s Wharf where runners will turn back around and head for the finish line located just north of the Ferry Building.

Course Limits


1 hour

The Start

7:45 AM

Mission Street and The Embarcadero

San Francisco, California 94105


All participants receive a technical fabric long-sleeved shirt.

Sizing Chart for Men

Sizing Chart for Men

Sizing Chart for Women

Sizing Chart for Women

Finishers receive a finisher’s medal, electronic finisher’s certificate, and individual care, both on and off the course and following – including food, beverage, heat sheet and availability of medical care, and post race massages.




5K Stroller:

  • Strollers are allowed in the 5k distance only.
  • Runners with strollers will only be allowed in the last wave of the 5k, regardless of EFT. Runners with strollers will need to line up behind all individual runners.
  • Registrants intending to run with a stroller should check the box marked “Stroller Division” during registration.
  • Children in strollers are not required to be registered, but will not receive a shirt or medal.



The top 3 overall Men and Women in the 5K open division will receive a plaque and winners medal.