The deadline to make an update to your registration online has passed. To make an update to your registration, please visit the Solutions Table at the Expo.
The deadline to request an event change online has passed. To place an event change request, please visit the Solutions Table at the Expo.
All requests will be honored based on availability. There will be a $10 event change fee, plus the difference in events. Refunds will not be given for downgrading your event.
We are delighted to inform that we are, for the first time, introducing Registration Insurance, offered by TicketGuardian. The insurance applies only to race registration fees, and does not apply to club memberships, training programs, ancillary or travel expenses. This policy is included for all 2018 race registrants when registering before June 15th. Runners can not give or sell their bibs, as this will result in disqualification. The entry fee is not transferable to next year’s event. We will not be sending Race Shirts to runners that do not participate in the race.
To file a cancellation claim, click here.
The 2018 San Francisco Marathon will be held on Friday, 27th (12PM-7PM) and Saturday, July 28th (9AM-5PM) at Fort Mason Center. For more information about our Expo, visit our Expo page.
Bibs must be picked up at the Expo. Runners are required to bring a photo ID and Confirmation email to pick up their bibs.. In the event that a runner is unable to pick up their own bib, another person will be able to pick it up with a copy of the runners ID and Confirmation email.
At the Expo, you will be given a clear Bib Bag. You will be instructed to write your bib number on your bag, and store your stuff in this bag on race morning. UPS will be sponsoring our Bib Bag Drop-Off/Gear Check. UPS trucks will be collecting Bib Bags near the appropriate Start Lines and will be returning Bib Bags at appropriate Finish Lines. (Look out for race morning signage that will direct you to the appropriate UPS truck.) All unclaimed Bib Bags will be returned to The San Francisco Marathon Office after the race. Bib Bags will only be returned to runners who request them, and pay a $15 Shipping Fee.
The safety of participants, volunteers, spectators and staff is The San Francisco Marathon’s top priority. We are exhaustive in our planning, and work year round with the City and County of San Francisco, SFPD, SFFD, our medical team and first responders to provide the safest experience possible.
Full Marathon – 6 hours or 13:44 minute mile pace
1st Half Marathon – 3 hours or 13:44 minute mile pace
2nd Half Marathon – 3.5 hours or a 16:02 minute mile pace
Ultra Marathon – 6 hours or a 13:45 minute mile pace
5K Race – 1 hour or x minute mile pace
If you do not finish under the course limit, we can not guarantee you a medal, official finishers time or access to water stops.
*Ultra Course Time Limits – Ultra runners must complete the first loop before the last wave of the Full Marathon begins, at 6:32AM. In order to qualify as an official Ultra finisher, runners must finish the second loop within 6 hours. If runners are unable to finish the first loop within the allotted time, runners may not be allowed to start the second loop. All runners that are still running after the course is closed will be asked to continue running on the sidewalk.
Headphones, strollers, and running vests holding water bottles are allowed on course. All hydration packs and backpacks are prohibited. Runners with strollers are required to start in the last wave for safety purposes.
The Full Marathon includes 16 Water Stops where runners will have access to water, toilets, medical and nuun performance electrolyte and carbohydrate drinks. Water Stop 3 and 10 include GU energy and chews.
Each of our challenges are unique and require different qualifying criteria. To learn about each challenge and the eligibility involved, visit our Challenges page.
To confirm your challenge eligibility, please visit our Challenge Eligibility Look-Up.
Visit our Charity page, and scroll down to our “Run For a Charity” section for instructions on how to Run For a Charity.
Visit our Charity page, and scroll down to our “Purchase Charity Bibs” section for instructions on how to obtain Charity bibs for your Charity.
For an extensive breakdown of our Pacer paces and times, visit the Pace Group section of our Race Weekend page.
Our Pacer positions are currently full for this year. If we need Pacers last minute, we will post an announcement to our social media platforms. So, keep your eyes peeled.
Visit our Travel and Lodging page for instructions on how to access our Free Runner Shuttles. Shuttles will be offered to 1st and 2nd Half Marathon runners only, and will require a bib for entry.
No, BART does not run early enough to get you to the Start Line. The San Francisco Marathon will be offering early morning bus service from 6 Bay Area BART stations. Visit our Travel and Lodging page for information on pick-up times and locations.
Yes, our Full, 1st and 2nd Half Marathons are USATF Certified.
Yes, completing The San Francisco Marathon, in the allotted time, will qualify runners for The Boston Marathon.