Due to COVID-19, our 2021 San Francisco Marathon has been rescheduled to September 18-19, 2021. Below is a copy of the communication we sent to our runners. 

Letter to our Runners

Hello 2021 SFM Runner –

Due to ever-evolving City, County and State guidelines and ongoing COVID-19 conditions/vaccinations rollout, it has been determined that our race event will be postponed to September 18-19th, 2021. While official health and safety guidelines for mass participation events are still forthcoming, we are hopeful that moving our race date to September will allow the event to take place. We are fully committed to making this year’s race as safe and successful as possible for all our participants. Rest assured, as we continue to work with City, County and State officials, we will continue to keep you informed and will only make further changes that are absolutely necessary for your utmost health and safety. It is our goal to make things simple, convenient and dare we say it…even FUN. You can read more about our Return to Running plan here.

  1. Change your registration to virtual
    If you choose to race with us virtually, your participant shirt and medal will be shipped to you 30 days after race day, 60 days for international runners.
  2. Defer to 2022 or 2023
    If you choose to defer your entry to 2022 or 2023, there is a $39 deferral fee.

You have until September 1st to choose your alternative option. Choose your option here.

If you did not receive the above in an email, first check your spam folder. If you don’t find the email there, you have most likely unsubscribed from our email list. Please email us at customersupport@thesfmarathon.com so we can get you added back to our list.


Postponement FAQ

Confused about your options? Our handy flowchart can help!

Download FAQ Flowchart

Additional Questions?

If you have a specific question email us here: customersupport@thesfmarathon.com.