Race Start: 7:30 am @ John F Kennedy Drive and 47th Avenue, San Francisco, California 94121. Free runner shuttle bus take runners from the Main Start Line near The Embarcadero to the 2nd Half Marathon, starting at 6am – 7am. See below for more information.
Race Finish: Main Marathon Finish Line @ Folsom Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105
Run through Golden Gate Park and historic local neighborhoods: Runners experience the 2nd Half of the Full Marathon
Course Certification: The 2nd Half Marathon course is USATF certified
Race Distance: 13.1 Miles
With a start beneath the towering redwoods in Golden Gate Park and a prized finish at Cupid’s Arrow along the Embarcadero, The San Francisco Marathon’s 2nd Half Marathon course winds through city streets, offering a locals’ only tour of the city’s treasured vistas. Racing beside the Conservatory of Flowers, through the Haight-Ashbury and Mission neighborhoods, beside AT&T Park, under the Bay Bridge and more, each runner’s journey unfolds against an unforgettable sense of place. Join our Full Marathoners as you take on 13.1 miles, the 2nd Half of our Full Marathon course.
Our 2nd Half Marathon is popular with runners looking to set a PR. Due to its low elevation profile and a gradual finishing descent toward the Embarcadero, many runners return to this course year after year to test their limits and reach new heights.SIGN UP