Due to COVID-19, our 2020 San Francisco Marathon has been cancelled. Please review our FAQ.

A Letter to Our Runners

When we moved our race to November, we had high hopes that our world would have made progress against COVID-19 and life would have returned to some form of normalcy.

Now as we are 3 months away from our November date and with cases still on the rise in California and other parts of the country, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 San Francisco Marathon.

We have worked tirelessly with the City and County of San Francisco, the State of California and our own medical advisors, with the goal to provide a safe event for our runners and volunteers. Sadly, with too much uncertainty surrounding the continued spread and rise of the virus, it is now the safer decision to cancel.

We know this decision will be met with both relief but also disappointment. We know the hard work and training that goes into running our race as well as the elation of crossing the finish line in SF. We are equally heartbroken.

We also understand how the pandemic has impacted you as a runner and your investment in our race. We hope you will understand there are certain fixed costs that were made months in advance of the race and these costs are unrecoverable. Providing refunds or free deferrals to future races are not feasible options if we want to ensure the viability of the event when it is safe to do so. We appreciate your understanding of the position we are in and our need to follow our “no refund” policy that was noted in our registration materials.

If you were a registered runner of our 2020 race, you should have received an email from us regarding your specific options. If you did not receive an email please check your spam folder and then email us at customersupport@thesfmarathon.com.

Below you will find the answers to some of the common questions regarding our 2020 race cancellation.