Earn more bling for your miles. Take on one of our race challenges. The San Francisco Marathon offers a number of opportunities to earn an exclusive challenge medal in addition to your race finisher medal. You can take on one of our year over year challenges to challenge yourself along our course or one of our partner challenges, tackling multiple races consecutively. Don’t miss your chance to build out your medal collection, take on a race challenge this year.

Half It All Challenge

From iconic Golden Gate Bridge views to the incredible atmosphere of Haight/Ashbury and The Mission, each of our half marathon courses offer something unique. Why not run them both? Run the 1st Half Marathon and 2nd Half Marathon in consecutive years, and you’ll earn the special Half it All Challenge Medal at the Finish Line.


52 Club

Become a member of the elite 52 Club! Complete both of our half marathon events and our full marathon event (in any order, over consecutive years) and you will have logged 52.4 miles with us, earning the coveted 52 club hoodie.


TSFM Loyal Runners

We love our loyal runners! Those who run The San Francisco Marathon (half or full marathon) 3 or more times consecutively receive exclusive rewards for their commitment.


SF/Berkeley Challenge

Run the Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge to Cal Campus and there will be an extra medal waiting for you. Runners who participate in any distance event at The San Francisco Marathon and any distance event at The Berkeley Half Marathon consecutively will receive a special San Francisco/Berkeley Challenge medal commemorating their achievement. 


California Dreamin’ Challenge

From the bridge to the beach, The San Francisco Marathon and the Surf City Marathon offer amazing courses for you to conquer. The California Dreamin’ medal celebrates the consummate cool of these iconic California cities. All runners who run a full or half marathon at consecutive The San Francisco Marathon and Surf City races receive an extra medal at the second race.


SF Originals Run Series

Take on four iconic San Francisco running events – Bay to Breakers, The San Francisco Marathon, The San Francisco Giant Race and the Bridge to Bridge run and you’ll have proven your local bonafides. This challenge is a joint venture to celebrate San Francisco and the running traditions rooted here. Each race takes runners on a visual tour of San Francisco, through eclectic neighborhoods, scenic parks, and along waterfront trails. Those who register and complete all four iconic races will receive a commemorative medal acknowledging this uniquely San Franciscan athletic accomplishment.