Frequently Asked Questions • The San Francisco Marathon


  • How can I confirm my registration?

    To confirm your registration, please visit our Registration Look-Up. Please allow 24 hours after registering for your confirmation to appear in the results.

  • How do I make an update to my registration?

    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.

  • How do I change race events?

    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.

  • How do I cancel my registration?

    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.

Race Weekend

  • When/Where is the Expo?

    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.

  • Where do I pick up my bib?

    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.

  • Where do I leave my stuff while I run the race?

    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.

  • What security measures have The San Francisco Marathon put in place?

    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.







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Additional Questions?

Have a question not listed on our FAQ?

Contact us at or 888-958-6668 ext 1. All inquiries will be responded to within 48 business hours Monday through Friday.