The Race Expo • July 20th and 21st, 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 20th from 12PM – 7PM, and July 21st 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 (2018 version coming soon) and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

    New to SpotHero? Enter code TSFM2017 for an extra $5 off your first park!

Ride with Lyft

Need a ride to the Expo? Take Lyft, our Official Rideshare Partner. Click below to learn about Lyft, downloading the app, and prescheduling rides.

  • Learn More

    Book or schedule a ride to the Expo with Lyft, our Official Rideshare Partner. Just set your pickup location, request a ride and get going within minutes.

    New to Lyft? New users enjoy $5 off their first Lyft with code SFMARATHON17.

    How to Download the Lyft App

    To get started, enter your phone number here and click ‘Get Download Link’.

    1. Download the Lyft app from the Apple or Google Play store
    2. Enter your phone number and wait for a text with your verification code
    3. After signing up and entering your details, click on the image icon in
    the top left corner and choose “Add payment”
    4. Click on the “Coupons” tab to enter your new user discount code: SFMARATHON17
    5. Book a ride whenever you need it

    Discount Terms: New Lyft users only. Valid for up to $5 off your first ride taken. Lyft credit expires 15 days from redemption. Discount does not apply to tips, cancellation fees, damage charges, or taxes. Subject to Lyft’s Terms of Service:

    How to Request a Ride

    To request a Lyft ride, just open the Lyft app, select your ride type, set your pickup and destination locations, and then request a ride. Learn more on Lyft’s support page.

    How to Preschedule Your Trip in Advance

    When selecting your pickup location, tap the clock icon on the right, set the desired time, and Lyft will schedule your ride. A ride will arrive within the 10-minute pick-up window you selected. You can schedule Lyft rides up to seven days in advance and update or cancel up to 30 minutes.Learn more on the Lyft Blog and Lyft’s support page.

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 20th from 11:30am to 7pm and Saturday, July 21st 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.