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.
Transportation and Parking
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.
Reserve a parking space ahead of time with GottaPark. Parking is a challenge in downtown San Francisco, so purchase a guaranteed parking spot ahead of time and avoid the hassle of finding parking on the day of the expo or race. Click the button to view options and reserve.
Bike Valet – Race Day:
The San Francisco Marathon will have a Bike Valet located near the Main Start Line on the Embarcadero just North of Market Street.
Sweats Bag Check
UPS Baggage Check
There will be gear check for all events available on race morning. You MUST use the clear plastic sweats bag provided at the Expo. No other bags will be accepted. Make sure your bib number is clearly labeled on your bag. 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.
UPS trucks will be parked near the Start Line – on The Embarcadero between Mission St. and Howard St. – 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 in the same location 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 – on The Embarcadero between Howard St. and Folsom St. – 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 – on The Embarcadero between Howard St. and Folsom St. – for you to pick up your bags. Baggage check is open until 1PM.
UPS trucks will be parked near the Start Line – at The Embarcadero and Market St. – 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.
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]
Start Line Map (click to view)
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 San Francisco Marathon is a loop course. The race starts and finishes on the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building, traversing San Francisco. The Full Marathon runs through Fisherman’s Wharf, the Marina, across the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge, through the Presidio and into Golden Gate Park. After a tour of Golden Gate Park, you will run down the famous Haight Street and through the Mission, Potrero and Mission Bay Districts. After a pass behind AT&T Park you are almost home – just run under the Bay Bridge and up to the Finish Line. The course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifying race.
Water and Aid Stations
The San Francisco Marathon is excited to announce Nuun Hydration as one of our Official Suppliers for The 2014 San Francisco Marathon! Nuun will be providing delicious Tri-Berry and Lemon-Lime electrolyte along the course to help you get to the finish!
The San Francisco Marathon is excited to announce GU Energy as one of our Official Suppliers for The 2014 San Francisco Marathon! GU Energy will be providing delicious Strawberry and Watermelon Chomps along the course to help you get to the finish!
In order to qualify as an Official Finisher, you must finish within the 6 hour course limit.
Medical Assistance – Medical Volunteers Provided by UCSF
Medical Support will be available at the Main Start/Finish Line, 1st Half Finish Line, 2nd Half Start, the 5K, and along the course. Medical Aid Stations are at miles 2.5, 5, 7.5, 9.7, 11,12.6, 14, 16, 18.5, 20.7, 22.3, and 24. Medical tents are located on the Embarcadero at Howard for the Full Marathon and 2nd Half Marathon Finishers, and in Golden Gate Park at the Rose Garden for the 1st Half Marathon Finishers. All treatment will be provided by licensed professionals. Volunteers with medical training will assist with basic first aid care and recording.
In case of an emergency on race day, RaceSafe is a service that The San Francisco Marathon recommends you use to securely share your emergency contacts and pertinent medical information with our Race Day medical team. You can sign up here: https://www.irunsafe.com/sf-marathon-2014/signup
Finish Line Festival
Be sure to check out The San Francisco Marathon Official Merchandise store!
More Information Coming Soon!
Sports Basement Gift Certificates will be issued to the top 3 Men and Women in each event, the gift certificates will be tiered.Once official results have been finalized, award plaques are created, personalized and mailed.
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.
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+
Post Race Showers
The YMCA on the Embarcadero will be offering $5 day passes to runners with bibs for post race facility use. Access to facilities includes showers, a steam room, and a sauna.. They are open from 9:00AM until 5:45PM on Sunday.
For more information, visit their website here: www.ymcasf.org/embarcadero/