The San Francisco 1st Half Marathon – Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Race Start: 5:30AM @ Mission Street and The Embarcadero San Francisco, California 94105.

Race Finish: 1st Half Marathon Finish Line in Golden Gate Park
Free runner shuttles take runners from the 1st Half Finish Line in Golden Gate Park to the Main Finish Line Festival from 7am – 10:30am. See below for more information.

Run across the Golden Gate Bridge: Runners race along The Embarcadero, across the Golden Gate Bridge, to Golden Gate Park

Race Distance: 13.1 Miles

Picture yourself racing on the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge as the California sun breaks through San Francisco’s iconic maritime fog. Bursting from the Embarcadero’s waterfront start line at the break of dawn. Racing through towering eucalyptus and redwood trees in Golden Gate Park where you’ll cross the 1st Half Finish Line. Then join over 27,500 runners at our Main Finish Line Festival.

Take on our 13.1 miles course and take yourself on a running tour of San Francisco.

1st Half Marathon Course • 2017 Official

    1st Half Marathon Details

  • Waves
    *Start Location: Mission Street and The Embarcadero San Francisco, California 94105.

    • 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

    On Race Morning, all 1st Half Marathon runners must enter their designated wave from Southbound Embarcadero at the following intersections:

    Wave 1: Mission St.
    Wave 2, 3, 4: Howard St.
    Wave 5, 6: Folsom St.
    Wave 7, 8: Harrison St.

    Click map for larger view.

    Note: wave start times and locations are subject to change.

  • Course Limits
    In order to qualify as an Official 1st Half Marathon Finisher, you must finish within the 3 hour course limit.
  • Water Stops
    The 1st Half Marathon includes 6 water stops where you can find water, nuun Performance electrolyte and carbohydrate drink, medical, and toilets. One of these stops, water stop 3, includes GU energy chews.

  • Elevation
    2017 Official Elevation
  • Runner Shuttle Schedule
    FREE Runner Shuttle Busing pick up runners from 7:00AM – 10:00AM from Fulton St. and 10th St. at the 1st Half Marathon Finish Line in Golden Gate park. Runner shuttles drop off runners at the Main Finish Line Festival. Shuttles are for runners only. All you need is your bib to enter.
  • Amenities
    All participants receive a technical fabric long-sleeved shirt. Finishers receive a finisher’s medal, free photos, electronic finisher’s certificate, and individual care, both on and off the course and following – including food, beverage, heat sheet and medical care.
  • Awards
    Gifts will be issued to the top 3 Men and Women in the 1st Half Marathon. Once official results have been finalized, award plaques are created, personalized and mailed.
  • Scoring
    The top 3 overall Men and Women in the 1st Half Marathon will receive a plaque and winners medal. The top three females and top three males in each age group will be given a personalized plaque. Results will be finalized 4-6 weeks post event and then age group awards will be personalized and mailed. Top 3 overall winners will be removed from age group awards (no double dipping).
  • Divisions
    Open, Masters and Age Groups: 19 and Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

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