The San Francisco Marathon Race Weekend • July 27th – July 29th, 2018

The San Francisco Marathon is proud to present its 41st running on July 29th, 2018. Over 27,500 runners and over 80,000 spectators will fill the city on race day. The San Francisco Marathon is more than just a race; it’s a fantastic celebration where people from all over the country and world come together, united by their dedication to running and the running community. Whether a runner comes in just for race day or makes a trip out of it with their loved ones, our runners are invited to partake in a weekend of festivities.

Please find our schedule of events below, followed by information on our Race App, pacers, hotel and travel options, expo, spectator guide, race challenges, VIP Party and race day medical information.

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

  • Shakeout Run
    Location: Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, California 94123 (Map). Time: TBA.

    More information on our Race Expo.

  • Race Expo @ 9am - 5pm
    Location: Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, California 94123 (Map)

    More information on our Race Expo.

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

RACE EVENTS

  • Ultramarathon Start @ 12am midnight
    First Loop Start Location: Mission St. and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105 (Map)

    Learn more about our Ultramarathon here.

  • Full Marathon Start @ 5:30am at Mission St. and The Embarcadero
    Location: Mission St. and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105 (Map)

    • Full Marathon Wave 1 Invited Athletes – 5:30 am
    • Full Marathon (and 1st Half) Wave 2 – 5:32 am
    • Full Marathon (and 1st Half) Wave 3 – 5:42 am
    • Full Marathon (and 1st Half) Wave 4 – 5:52 am
    • Full Marathon (and 1st Half) Wave 5 – 6:02 am
    • Full Marathon (and 1st Half) Wave 6 – 6:12 am
    • Full Marathon (and 1st Half) Wave 7 – 6:22 am
    • Full Marathon (and 1st Half) Wave 8 – 6:32 am

    Wave start times and locations are subject to change. View our Main Marathon Start Line map for instructions on where to enter your wave.

    Learn more about our Full Marathon here.

  • 1st Half Marathon Start @ 5:30am at Mission St. and The Embarcadero
    Location: Mission St. and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105 (Map)

    • Full Marathon Wave 1 Invited Athletes – 5:30 am
    • 1st Half Marathon (and Full) Wave 2 – 5:32 am
    • 1st Half Marathon (and Full) Wave 3 – 5:42 am
    • 1st Half Marathon (and Full) Wave 4 – 5:52 am
    • 1st Half Marathon (and Full) Wave 5 – 6:02 am
    • 1st Half Marathon (and Full) Wave 6 – 6:12 am
    • 1st Half Marathon (and Full) Wave 7 – 6:22 am
    • 1st Half Marathon (and Full) Wave 8 – 6:32 am

    Wave start times and locations are subject to change. View our Main Marathon Start Line map for instructions on where to enter your wave.

    Learn more about our 1st Half Marathon here.

  • 2nd Half Marathon Start @ 7:30am at John F Kennedy Dr. and 47th Ave.
    Location: John F Kennedy Dr. and 47th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121 (Map)

    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 1 Invited and Subseed Athletes – 7:30 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 2 – 7:33 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 3 – 7:38 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 4 – 7:45 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 5 – 7:52 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 6 – 8:00 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 7 – 8:08 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 8 – 8:15 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 9 – 8:22 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 10 – 8:30 am

    Wave start times and locations are subject to change. View our 2nd Half Marathon Start Line map for instructions on where to enter your wave.

    Learn more about our 2nd Half Marathon here.

  • 5K Start @ 7:45am at Mission St. and The Embarcadero
    Location: Mission St. and The Embarcadero San Francisco, California 94105 (Map)

    • 5K Wave 1 – 7:45 am
    • 5K Wave 2 – 7:47 am
    • 5K Wave 3 – 7:50 am
    • 5K Wave 4 and Strollers – 7:51 am

    Wave start times and locations are subject to change.  Learn more about our 5K here.

POST-RACE EVENTS

Get Race Weekend Ready

main_buttons_travel_lodging_458x304Whether you’re coming from across town or across the country, take advantage of our official hotel and travel options from hotels at the starting line to buses and parking.

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main_buttons_race_expo_458x304The San Francisco Marathon 2018 Race Expo will take place on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th. All participants are required to pick up their bib, timing chip, and race shirt at the Race Expo. Runners and spectators alike are invited to check out the Expo.

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Leave the hard work for the course. Our VIP Party at Market Bar (next to the Start/Finish Line) provides a premium experience for you before and after the race, from 4am to 1pm. Your Race Day will begin with an energizing pre-race breakfast, private bag check and private bathrooms. After crossing the Finish Line, enjoy a post-race brunch, drinks, restorative sports massage, private bathrooms and private outdoor dining overlooking the Finish Line festivities. Details on our 2018 VIP Party are coming soon.

Achieve your race day goals by running with a pace group. Enjoy the race without worrying about time; our experienced pacers will deliver you to the finish line on time. Any registered runner can join a pace group for free. Just look for our pacers in your wave corral (you’ll know them by their special race day gear and their sign with pace and Estimated Finish Time) and follow them. For a list of all pace groups, see below. Interested in speaking with our pacers before the race? Meet them at the Pacers Table at our Expo.

 

  • Full Marathon, 1st Half Marathon and 2nd Half Marathon Pace Groups
    Full Marathon Pace Groups

    3:00 (6:49min/mi)
    3:05 (7:00min/mi)
    3:10 (7:12min/mi)
    3:15 (7:23min/mi)
    3:25 (7:46min/mi)
    3:30 (7:57min/mi)
    3:35 (8:09min/mi)
    3:40 (8:20min/mi)
    3:45 (8:31min/mi)
    3:55 (8:54min/mi)
    4:00 (9:05min/mi)
    4:10 (9:28min/mi)
    4:25 (10:02min/mi)
    4:40 (10:36min/mi)
    4:55 (11:10min/mi)
    5:10 (11:45min/mi)
    5:25 (12:19min/mi)

    1st Half Marathon Pace Groups

    1:25 (6:26min/mi)
    1:30 (6:49min/mi)
    1:35 (7:12min/mi)
    1:40 (7:35min/mi)
    1:45 (7:57min/mi)
    1:50 (8:25min/mi)
    1:55 (8:43min/mi)
    2:00 (9:05min/mi)
    2:10 (9:51min/mi)
    2:20 (10:36min/mi)
    2:30 (11:22min/mi)
    2:45 (12:30min/mi)

    2nd Half Marathon Pace Groups

    1:25 (6:26min/mi)
    1:30 (6:49min/mi)
    1:35 (7:12min/mi)
    1:40 (7:35min/mi)
    1:45 (7:57min/mi)
    1:50 (8:25min/mi)
    1:55 (8:43min/mi)
    2:00 (9:05min/mi)
    2:10 (9:51min/mi)
    2:20 (10:36min/mi)
    2:30 (11:22min/mi)
    2:45 (12:30min/mi)

main_buttons_spectator_info_458x304You don’t have to run a race to be a part of Race Day. The San Francisco Marathon encourages friends and family of runners and the Bay Area community to participate on Race Day.

Your cheering and encouragement makes a meaningful impact on our runners on Race Day. From cheer station and entertainment locations to how to get to them, we hope our spectator guide helps you prepare to cheer on your runner and our runner community.

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Participating in a Race Challenge makes running a race that much better. If you are taking on a Challenge and will be pursuing completing it at The San Francisco Marathon this year, please read the instructions on how to pickup your award on your Challenge page. You may check your eligibility for all challenges except the SF Original Run Series ahead of the race here.

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Stay connected all weekend long with The San Francisco Marathon’s Race App, Powered by Fitbit. From runner tracking to a customized finisher’s badge, the free app (for iOS and Android) provides a world-class experience for runners and spectators alike. View our Race App page for more information.

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Medical Support Locations

The San Francisco Marathon is proud to partner with the UCSF Medical Team to ensure the safety of all our runners on race day. Medical support is available at the Main Start/Finish Line, 1st Half Finish Line, 2nd Half Start, 5K Start, in addition to 16 aid stations along the course. All treatment is provided by licensed professionals, and volunteers with medical training assist with basic first aid care and recording.

Medical Information

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The San Francisco Marathon, the UCSF Medical Team, and RaceSafe have partnered to create a unique standard of care for our running community. Runners are encouraged to complete their RaceSafe profile and share their emergency contacts and pertinent medical details to ensure the UCSF Medical Team can properly treat them if needed on race day.

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