Golden Gate Bridge Climb – Segment Challenge


Debuting at The San Francisco Marathon in 2016, the Golden Gate Bridge Climb Segment Challenge is an opportunity for runners to race each other in a “sprint within a marathon,” a half-mile stretch of the course, which leads up to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Climbing quickly from Crissy Field to the roadbed of Golden Gate Bridge, this segment of the course includes the steepest hill climb of the entire 26.2-mile full marathon course or the entire 13.1-mile 1st Half Marathon course.

With live leaderboards in the Race Weekend App, and segment splits highlighted in each digital finisher badge as runners cross the finish line, it will be easy to track how runners are performing on the segment challenge as both the 1st Half Marathon and Full Marathon runners complete this challenging stretch of their race.

Built for the everyday runner, segment challenge winners must be non-elite athletes, giving novice athletes an opportunity to be the “fastest” as a part of The San Francisco Marathon.

    Golden Gate Bridge Climb Segment Challenge – Details

  • Segment Start and End
    Segment Start Point: Mile 5.1

    Segment End Point: Mile 5.5

  • Segment Timing
    The “Bridge Climb” segment challenge will be tracked by official chip time, and all official times will be verified once the Full Marathon and 1st Half Marathon are complete.
  • Race Eligibility
    Due to location on course, the Golden Gate Bridge Climb Segment Challenge is only open to runners in the 1st Half Marathon or Full Marathon.
  • Awards
    Awards will be issued to the top overall Man and Woman with the fastest chip time for the segment Challenge. Once official results have been finalized, award plaques are created, personalized and mailed.
  • Scoring
    The top overall Man and Woman in the segment challenge will receive a plaque and prize. Results will be finalized 4-6 weeks post event. Elites, subseeds and podium winners of other events will be removed from results (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+

Golden Gate Bridge Climb Segment Challenge - Map

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