Loyal Runner Challenge

Become a Loyal Runner

Any distance for 2+ consecutive years
This is for the runner who wants all the bragging rights! Our Loyal Runner Challenge awards runners who have finished any combination of The San Francisco Marathon events (5k, 10k, 1st Half, 2nd Half, Full or Ultra) 2 or more times consecutively. Keep running every year and get even more gifts!

There are many ways to complete the Loyal Runner Challenge

Races must be completed in consecutive years*

2019 2021*
All In-Person Any race (In-Person) Any race (In-Person)
Virtual and In-Person Any race (In-Person) Any race (Virtually)

*Note: The 2020 race was cancelled, so the next consecutive year after 2019 is 2021

2021 Loyal Runner Gifts

2+ YEARS
Runners who have run with us (5k, 10k, half, full or ultra) 2 or more years consecutively will be able to have their loyal years (back bottom left side) screen printed on their participant shirt.
3+ YEARS
Runners who have run with us (5k, 10k, half, full or ultra) 3 or more years consecutively will be able to have their loyal years (back bottom left side) along with their country’s flag (left arm) screen printed on their participant shirt.
5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
To commemorate your 5 year anniversary, runners who have run with us (5k, 10k, half, full or ultra) 5 years consecutively will get a picnic blanket.


7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
To commemorate your 7 year anniversary, runners who have run with us (5k, 10k. half, full or ultra) 7 years consecutively will get a travel mug. 

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
To commemorate your 10 year anniversary, runners who have run with us (5k, 10k, half, full or ultra) 10 years consecutively will get a full zip jacket.

11+ YEARS
Runners who have run with us (5k, 10k, half, full or ultra) 11 or more years consecutively will get a special Laurel Running Club Hat.

I’m completing this Challenge by running…

  • In-Person
    • Your Loyal Runner gift must be picked up at the Expo on the year that you qualify.
    • Check your Bib for the Loyal Stamp. This is the ticket to pick up your gift at the Challenges Table. If your bib is not stamped, please visit the Solutions Table at the Expo.
    • Loyal Runner gifts will be distributed at the Challenges Booth at the Race Expo, NOT at the Finish Line Festival
  • Virtually
    • Your Loyal Runner gift will be mailed to you along with your Virtual Race items.

Deferring Registration and Loyal Runner Status

You have until July 1st, 2021 to opt to defer your 2021 registration to 2022. If you decide to defer, the following applies to your Loyal Runner status:

  • If you are a Loyal Runner and wish to maintain your Loyal Runner status in 2022, you must run a San Francisco Marathon Virtual Race in 2021 and either submit GPS proof of course completion or run using our VIRTUAL365 app by 12/31/2021. Register for Virtual here.
  • By registering to run Virtually, the included shipping cost covers the shipping of any Loyal gifts you have earned.
  • Gifts will be shipped 30 days after race day, 60 for international runners.

Ready to Register?

If you are running multiple races this year in order to complete your Loyal Runner Challenge, please register for each race separately.

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON

Have you already run with us, and are wondering if you quality for a Challenge?

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For additional support, please contact registration@jumpingfences.org