5 Reasons to Run the 5K

The San Francisco Marathon 5K Race presented by Fitbit is a USATF-Certified Course along the City’s picturesque Embarcadero – miles of breathtaking waterfront that draw millions of visitors each year. With views of the Bay Bridge, the iconic Ferry Building, Coit Tower, and more, it’s no wonder why this race in particular has exploded in popularity among experienced athletes and new runners alike.

1. Fast & Flat.

3.1 miles will zip by when you’re out on the course and soaking up the good vibes from fellow runners. The Embarcadero is one of the flattest sections of San Francisco, and the 5K’s elevation profile makes it a prime opportunity for setting a new PR. Train hard, fuel properly, stretch well, and you could be well on your way to setting a new Personal Record with a stunning backdrop of the City by the Bay.

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2. You get all the Race Day perks of #TSFM2016.

Celebrate your achievement at the Finish Line Festival in Justin Herman Plaza alongside 27,000 runners who completed the Full Marathon, Half Marathons, and Ultramarathon, as well as all your 5K comrades. Enjoy a free beer in the beer garden with your new finisher medal!

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3. You can sleep in.

The later start time (7:45AM) means you can snooze and still enjoy all the perks of the Finish Line Festival with those who completed the other distances.

4. Bring the whole family.

The San Francisco Marathon’s Fitbit 5K Race has a stroller division – an official group of joggers with little ones. Kids and teenagers also rave about the great feeling of accomplishment that comes with completing a 5K!

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5. Take the race home with you.

In addition to the great access to the Finish Line Festival and beer garden, 5K participants get a free technical t-shirt, free finisher medal, free official race photos, and the satisfaction of crushing a new goal. Are you in?

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Get ready to cross the Finish Line.

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