Weather

San Francisco weather in the summertime is cool. The average starting temperature is: 56 degrees fahrenheit. The temperature at the Finish Line ranges from 64 to 70 degrees fahrenheit.

San Francisco is a city with microclimates and sub microclimates. Due to the city’s varied topography and influence from the prevailing summer marine layer, weather conditions can vary by as much as 9°F from block to block. Each neighborhood is known to have varying weather patterns. Since The San Francisco Marathon runs through dozens of neighborhoods, you’ll want to wear layers. It is typical for Race Day to be cool and foggy in the early miles, and warm up with clearer skies in the later miles. Temperatures may change by about 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit during the run.

Parking and Transportation

All public transit systems will be running as regularly scheduled on Race Day. We encourage all runners to drive or carpool, have a friend or family member drop them off, or taxi in to make it to the start on time.

Ride MUNI - Plan your trip with The San Francisco Trip Planner - an easy to use site that allows you to put in your starting point and destination and then gives you the easiest option to arrive at your destination using public transportation.

Those runners traveling from the East Bay or the South Bay, please note that BART does not run in the very early morning hours on Race Day, Sunday, July 24th. There will be no BART service on Sunday until 8:00am.

In San Mateo and San Francisco, service is operated by Sam Trans and MUNI.

AC Transit operates service between San Francisco and the East Bay along the Richmond and Fremont BART lines.

From the East Bay:

Route 800 West, AC Transit, runs from Richmond Bart Station to Market and Van Ness in San Francisco, making stops along the way in Berkeley and Oakland. Transfers from Routes 801, 802, 805, 820, 840, and 851 to Route 800 can be made at 14th Street and Broadway. A Sunday/Holiday timetable for Route 800 West can be found HERE.

From the Peninsula:

SamTrans 397 North OWL services the South Bay to San Francisco, beginning at the Palo Alto CalTrain Station and ending at Mission and Transbay in San Francisco, making stops in Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Burlingame, South San Francisco, and San Francisco International Airport. A Sunday timetable for can be found HERE.

Race Day: If you would like to reserve a parking space ahead of time, try GottaPark!

Bike Valet – Race Day:

The San Francisco Marathon will have a Bike Valet located at the Main Start Line. More Information coming soon!

Clothing Check

UPS Baggage Check

Make sure your bib number is clearly labeled on your bag (provided at the Expo). The San Francisco Marathon is not liable for any lost, damaged or stolen items. We STRONGLY recommend that you do not place any valuable items (ie: phones, cameras, car keys, drivers license) in your bag. We also recommend that you do not overstuff your bag, place heavy items in the bags or store any breakables in the bag that they may be moved or dropped.

Full Marathon

UPS trucks will be parked near the Start Line – Location TBA – to accept your bags.  Look for the truck that has your event and bib number on the sign in front of the truck.  At the end of the race, the trucks will be parked near the Finish Line – Location TBA - for you to pick up your bags. Baggage check  is open until 1PM.

1st Half Marathon

UPS trucks will be parked near the Start Line – Location TBA – to accept your bags.  Look for the truck that has your event and bib number on the sign in front of the truck. The trucks will transport your bags and be parked at the 1st Half Finish Line at the end of your race for pick up. Baggage check is open until 10am.

2nd Half Marathon

UPS trucks will be parked next to Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate Park near the Start Line of the 2nd Half Marathon. Look for the truck that has your event bib number on the sign in front of the truck. The trucks will transport your bags and be parked near the Finish Line – Location TBA - for you to pick up your bags. Baggage check  is open until 1PM.

5K

UPS trucks will be parked near the Start Line – Location TBA – to accept your bags.  Look for the truck that has the 5K sign in front of the truck.  At the end of the race you will pick up your bags at the same location. Baggage check  is open until 1PM.

Lost Baggage

Any bags leftover from the race will be returned to The San Francisco Marathon. You will have five days to claim your bag or contact us about shipping your bag. The is a $15 shipping charge for returning leftover baggage. All unclaimed bags will be donated to charity.

Lost and Found

Any items found on the course will be brought to the info booth area at the Finish Line Festival. Please see a info booth volunteer if you have lost or found an item. All lost and found clothing not claimed at the end of race day will be donated to charity. For information on lost and found items, please contact The San Francisco Marathon at [email protected]

Shuttle Bus Details – Half Marathons Only

Free busing is available for all half marathoners. You must show your bib number in order to ride the bus.

1st Half Marathon

The buses will take First Half Marathoners from the finish in Golden Gate Park (at 14th Ave. and Fulton St.) back to the Main Start Area on Spear St. at Howard St. 6:30AM – 9:45AM

2nd Half Marathon

The buses will take Second Half Marathoners from the Main Start Area on Spear st. at Howard St. to the Second Half Start Area on Fulton St. at 36th Ave. 6:30AM – 7:40AM

Start Line

Mission Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105

Start Times

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Start Time Location
Full Marathon 5:30 am Mission Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105
Wave 1 5:30 am Mission Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105
Wave 2 5:32 am Mission Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105
Wave 3 5:42 am Mission Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105
Wave 4 5:52 am Mission Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105
Wave 5 6:02 am Mission Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105
Wave 6 6:12 am Mission Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105
Wave 7 6:22 am Mission Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105
Wave 8 6:32 am Mission Street and The Embarcadero
San Francisco, California 94105

Timing Services and Results

The race is timed using ChronoTrack tag technology. Your tag must be picked up at our packet pick-up locations or mailed, and worn on the shoe during the race. Your results cannot be posted unless the tag is worn on your shoe in the proper manner.

  • Unofficial results will be posted in the Finish Line Festival Area and on the Results page on this website thirty minutes after the first runner crosses the finish line. Friends and family can check the website for up-to-the-minute race results.
  • The timing tag must be worn on the shoe during the entire race. Not wearing the tag will result in missing split times, which may result in disqualification.
  • An official Results Issue with complete Full Marathon, 1st Half Marathon, 2nd Half Marathon, 5K, and 52.4 Ultramarathon results will be available online in August.

Any change requests regarding the unofficial results must be submitted within three days after the race by contacting The San Francisco Marathon Office. Failure to contact us within three days may result in your times not being listed in our web results.

The Course

The 1st Half Marathon covers the first half of The San Francisco Marathon. The race starts on the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building, traversing San Francisco. The 1st Half Marathon runs through Fisherman’s Wharf, the Marina, across the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge, through the Presidio and finishes in Golden Gate Park. The course is USATF certified.

Water and Aid Stations

More Information Coming Soon!

Course Limit

In order to qualify as an Official Finisher, you must finish within the 3 hour course limit.

Medical Assistance

More Information Coming Soon!

Finish Line Festival

More Information Coming Soon!

Official Merchandise

Be sure to check out The San Francisco Marathon Official Merchandise store!

Photographs

More Information Coming Soon!

Awards

Once official results have been finalized, award plaques are created, personalized and mailed.

Scoring

Awards will be given to the top three overall women and top three overall men in the Full Marathon, 1st Half Marathon, 2nd Half Marathon, 5K, and 52.4. Age group awards will be given to the top three females and top three males in the Full Marathon, 1st Half Marathon and 2nd Half Marathon in each age division. Age group awards will be mailed after the event.

Divisions

FULL MARATHON:

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+

1st HALF MARATHON:

Open, Masters and Age Groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

2nd HALF MARATHON:

Open, Masters and Age Groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

5K: Open

52.4: Open