The 2016 San Francisco Marathon will showcase over a dozen different entertainment groups and cheer stations which reflect its unique artistic community. We hope our course entertainment will aid in keeping runner spirits and vigor up during the race!

If you or your group wishes to participate, please review the following. Each group chosen to participate will be designated a performance area along our 26.2 mile race route.

For any inquiries regarding course entertainment, please contact Ryan Moyer at [email protected]. For any inquiries regarding community impact and entertainment, please fill out the following form, and one of our race staff team will contact you shortly. Thanks!

Call For Participation: Performers, Cheer Groups, and Volunteers

The Annual San Francisco Marathon is seeking entertainment and volunteers to participate on  race day for our event on Sunday, July 31st, 2016. We welcome entertainers that reflect the unique artistic culture of the San Francisco community.

In order to effectively respond to this call, you must submit your reply no later than June 1st, 2016  in the format provided below. All artists are welcome to apply. Groups will be listed on the San Francisco Marathon website and a small stipend will be provided.

The areas we are seeking your participation in are as follows:

1. Performers

We are looking for individuals or groups of musicians, roving performers, etc. who have a proven track record of engaging, interactive public performances in a variety of settings in various parts of our 26.2 mile course.

2. Cheer Stations

For the participants along the route, spectator participation is crucial. We welcome unique cheer station ideas for groups of 10 – 30 people. Art cars and other types of eye-catching cheer zones are ideal! You will be able to “brand” your cheer station within reason.

We look forward to working with you in either of the above capacities. To be considered for this project, please send your responses in the following format to [email protected] no later than June 1st with the following subject line header: San Francisco Marathon Call for Participation


– your name or group name

– short description about you/your group

– any links to music sites, facebook page other websites etc.

Cheer Stations

– the name of your group

– how many people will be available on the day of the race (July 31st, 2016)

– creative ideas you have to enhance runner and spectator experience

Contact email

Thank you so very much for your consideration and please feel free to contact Ryan Moyer [email protected] with any questions!