The San Francisco Marathon 5K – Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Race Start: 7:45AM @ Mission Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105

Race Finish: Embarcadero at Washington Street, San Francisco, California 94105

Race Highlights: Run along the iconic Embarcadero, under the shadow of the Bay Bridge

Race Distance: 3.1 Miles

The San Francisco Marathon’s stunning 5K course offers runners the opportunity to conquer an energetic race alongside a range of participants, from experienced athletes to stroller runners. Our 5K runs through miles of waterfront that draw millions of visitors each year. Take in views of the Bay, the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, Coit Tower, and much more. Runners enjoy San Francisco’s iconic backdrop while earning a spot at the finish line festival in front of the Ferry Building. Our 5K Race invites runners of all levels to experience our fast, flat course and participate in the finish line celebration.

5K Course • 2017 Official

    5K Details

  • Waves
    *Start: 7:45 am @ Mission Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105

    • Wave 1 – 7:45 am
    • Wave 2 – 7:47 am
    • Wave 3 – 7:50 am
    • Wave 4 and Strollers – 7:51 am

  • Course Limits
    In order to qualify as an Official 5k Finisher, you must finish within the 1 hour course limit.
  • Elevation
    2017 Official Elevation

  • 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 5K open division. Once official results have been finalized, award plaques are created, personalized and mailed.
  • Scoring
    The top 3 overall Men and Women in the 5K open division will receive a plaque and winners medal.
  • Divisions

    5K: Open

    5K Stroller:

    • Strollers are allowed in the 5k distance only. Registrants intending to run with a stroller should check the box marked “Stroller Division” during registration. Children in strollers are not required to be registered, but will not receive a shirt or medal.
    • Runners with strollers will only be allowed in the last wave of the 5K (Wave 3), regardless of EFT and will need to line up behind all individual runners.

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