Updates to your 2019 registration, including updating your estimated finish time, etc., can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org by or before May 1, 2019. Updates after this date must be made at the Solutions Table at the Expo.
The 2019 San Francisco Marathon will be held on Friday, 26th (12PM-7PM) and Saturday, July 27th (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 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.
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 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Office after the race. Bib Bags will only be returned to runners who request them, and pay a $15 Shipping Fee.
If you left items behind on race weekend, such as a Challenge medal, race shirt, etc., our team can ship these items to you ($15 shipping charges will apply). To have your items shipped to you, please submit your request here.
The safety of participants, volunteers, spectators and staff is The Biofreeze 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, and running vests holding water bottles are allowed on course. All hydration packs and backpacks are prohibited. Only the 5K has a stroller division. 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 5 and 10 include GU energy and chews.
To submit a timing question or request a correction be made to your results, please complete a request form (link on the top right).
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 Biofreeze 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.
Parking in the city can be a challenge, especially when large-scale events are happening. We have partnered with SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app, to help our runners book convenient and affordable parking. To reserve your parking spot, visit The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero app here.
Rideshare with Lyft! For details on how to request or preschedule a ride, please see our Travel and Lodging page.
Yes, our Full, 1st and 2nd Half Marathons are USATF Certified.
Yes, completing The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon, in the allotted time, will qualify runners for The Boston Marathon.