The San Francisco Marathon Race Weekend • July 29th – July 31st, 2016

The San Francisco Marathon is proud to present its 39th running on July 31st, 2016. 26,000 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 29th, 2016

  • Race Expo @ 12pm - 7pm
    Location: Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, California 94123 (Map)

    A free shuttle to the Expo leaves periodically from Hyatt Embarcadero (at Market St.) during expo hours. Learn more about our Expo here.

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

  • Shakeout Run @ 8am
    Location: Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, California 94123 (Map)

    Learn more about our Shakeout Run here.

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

    A free shuttle to the Expo leaves periodically from Hyatt Embarcadero (at Market St.) during expo hours. Learn more about our Expo here.

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

PRE-RACE EVENTS

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

    View our Full 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

    View our 1st Half 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 Atheltes – 7:30 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 2 – 7:32 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 3 – 7:45 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 4 – 8:00 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 5 – 8:15 am
    • 2nd Half Marathon Wave 6 – 8:30 am

    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 and Strollers – 7:50 am

    Learn more about our 5K here.

POST-RACE EVENTS

Get Race Weekend Ready

Stay connected all weekend long with The San Francisco Marathon’s 2016 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, photos and step-by-step download instructions.

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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_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.

LEARN MORE

main_buttons_race_expo_458x304The San Francisco Marathon 2016 Race Expo will take place on Friday, July 29th from 12pm to 7pm and Saturday, July 30th from 9am to 5pm at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. 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 and our 2016 Exhibitors.

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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 using our busing options, 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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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, champagne bar by Air France, restorative sports massage, private bathrooms and private outdoor dining overlooking the Finish Line festivities. VIP Party registration is limited, so purchase your VIP Party ticket today!

LEARN MORE BUY VIP TICKETS

Medical Information

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RaceSafe and The San Francisco Marathon have partnered to create a unique standard of care for our running community. As you may have experienced, many things can happen to our bodies during a run. We want to be sure our UCSF medical team can properly treat you if anything should happen while you’re on the course. For your health and safety, please share your information by selecting the Sign Up button below. Setting up with RaceSafe is secure and private and takes less than 5 minutes. RaceSafe respects your privacy and is committed to maintaining your confidentiality.

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Medical Support Locations

Medical Support is available at the Main Start/Finish Line, 1st Half Finish Line, 2nd Half Start, the 5K, and along the course. Medical Aid Stations are at miles 2.5, 5, 7.5, 9.7, 11,12.6, 14, 16, 18.5, 20.7, 22.3, and 24. Medical tents are located on the Embarcadero at Howard Street for the Full Marathon and 2nd Half Marathon Finishers, and in Golden Gate Park at the Rose Garden for the 1st Half Marathon Finishers. All treatment is provided by licensed professionals. Volunteers with medical training will assist with basic first aid care and recording.