The San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon – Sunday, July 29th, 2018

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.

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.

2nd Half Marathon Course • 2017 Official

    2nd Half Marathon Details

  • Waves
    *Start Location: John F Kennedy Drive and 47th Avenue, San Francisco, California 94121

    • Wave 1 Invited Athletes – 7:30 am
    • Wave 1 Sub-seed Athletes  – 7:30 am
    • Wave 2 – 7:33 am
    • Wave 3 – 7:38 am
    • Wave 4 – 7:45 am
    • Wave 5 – 7:52 am
    • Wave 6 – 8:00 am
    • Wave 7 – 8:08 am
    • Wave 8 – 8:15 am
    • Wave 9 – 8:22 am
    • Wave 10 – 8:30 am

    Click map for full size image.

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

  • Course Limits
    In order to qualify as an Official 2nd Half Marathon Finisher, you must finish within the 3.5 hour course limit.
  • Water Stops
    The 2nd Half Marathon includes 10 water stops where you can find water, nuun Performance electrolyte and carbohydrate drink, medical, and toilets. One of these stops, water stop 4, includes GU energy chews.

  • Elevation
    2016 Official
  • Runner Shuttle Schedule
    FREE Runner Shuttle Busing pick up runners from 6:00AM – 7:00AM from Howard St. and Spear St. at the Main Start Line near the Embarcadero. Runner shuttles drop off runners at Fulton St. and the Great Highway, one block from the 2nd Half Marathon Start Line in Golden Gate Park. 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 2nd 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 second 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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