The Race Expo • July 27th and 28th, 2018

Join thousands of runners and spectators at The San Francisco Marathon Race Expo and experience the best in running, health, and nutrition.

Location: Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, California 94123

Time: July 27th from 12PM – 7PM, and July 28th from 9AM – 5PM

Admission: Free to the public

Bib Pick-up: All race participants are required to pick up their bib, timing chip, and race shirt at the Race Expo. If a runner cannot attend the expo, a friend or family member may pick up the packet with a copy of the runner’s photo ID and bib number confirmation email.

Race Expo Location

Race Packet Pick Up Instructions

  • All Marathon, 1st Half Marathon, 2nd Half Marathon, 5K and Ultramarathon participants must pick up their race packet (bib, timing chip, race shirt and sweats drop off bag) at the Race Expo.
  • Participants must present their bib number confirmation email and photo ID to pick up their bib.
  • Race Day pickup will not be available, and bibs will not be shipped.
  • If a runner cannot attend the expo, a friend or family member may pick up the packet with a copy of the runner’s photo ID and bib number confirmation email.
  • Runners must take the shirt size printed on their bib, and exchanges will not be made until Race Day.
  • Shirt exchanges can be made post-race at the Shirt Exchange Tent in the Finish Line Festival on Race Day, subject to availability.

Explore the Expo

We’ve joined with innovative health and fitness brands to offer a rich experience for runners and spectators alike. Explore everything from official merchandise and experiential areas, to over 40 exhibitor booths, to course strategy, to our on-course electrolyte drink (nuun) and chew (GU) samplings. Enjoy all this against a backdrop of the San Francisco Bay, complete with Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Shakeout Run Presented by Fitbit


Our 2017 Shakeout Run gave runners the opportunity to run with a legend, official race ambassadors, and their fellow runners to get their legs ready for The San Francisco Marathon. The free 2017 The San Francisco Marathon Official Shakeout Run (2.75 miles) was led by Fitbit Ambassador and ultramarathon man, Dean Karnazes, who stuck around after to share his advice. Please return here closer to race day for details on our 2018 Shakeout Run.

Getting to the Expo

We encourage Race Expo visitors to plan their trip in advance.

Driving and Parking

Parking at the Expo is extremely difficult during race weekend, so we highly encourage you reserve parking in advance or use another mode of transportation. Reserve your guaranteed parking in advance with SpotHero.

  • Reserve Race Weekend Parking

    Logotype_BLU_DigitalReserve your parking in advance and get to the Start Line on time, stress free!

    We have partnered with SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app, to make it easy for our runners and spectators to book convenient and affordable parking for race weekend and beyond. To reserve your guaranteed parking spot for the race, use the map to search or visit The San Francisco Marathon’s SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. Parking information for 2018 coming soon.

Ride with Lyft

Need a ride to the Expo? Take Lyft, our Official Rideshare Partner. Lyft information for 2018 coming soon.


Expo Shuttle

A free shuttle bus will run from the Hyatt Embarcadero (at Market St) to the Expo periodically during Expo hours. Space is available on a rolling basis.

Bike Valet

We encourage locals to bike to the Expo and enjoy our complimentary bike valet service. The Expo Bike Valet will be open outside the Expo at Festival Pavilion on Friday, July 27th from 11:30am to 7pm and Saturday, July 28th 8:30am to 5:00pm.  Bikes that remain in the bike valet after close will be transported to the vendor’s office at the owner’s expense.

Public Transportation

We encourage you to plan your trip with MUNI, AC Transit, BART, SamTrans, and other Bay Area public transportation in advance with

Become an Exhibitor

Are you interested in exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities at The San Francisco Marathon? Learn more and submit an application on our Partnership Opportunities page.