Loyal Runner Challenge

Become a Loyal Runner

This is for the runner who wants all the bragging rights! Our Loyal Runner program awards runners who have run with us two or more years consecutively.

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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. (For 2020, all runners who have run 8, 9, or 10 years consecutively will also receive this gift.)

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.

Challenge Rules

  • 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 will be honored as a Loyal Runner.
  • Runners must pick up their prize at the Expo on the year that they qualify. We will not be able to ship your prizes out. 

Reminder:

Our Loyal Program was paused for 2020. No items were awarded. Running virtually in 2020 has no standing on your Loyal Status. The program restarted in 2021 and you must run either in person or virtually in 2021 to retain your loyal status.

Award Pickup Instructions

  • Check your Bib for the Loyal Stamp. This is the ticket to pick up your medal at the Challenges Table. If your bib is not stamped, please visit the Solutions Table at the Expo.
  • Loyal Gifts will be distributed at the Challenges Booth at the Race Expo, not at the Finish Line Festival. 
  • Awards must be picked up on the year they are qualified for.
  • Gifts must be picked up at the Finish Line and will not be mailed for any reason.

Deferring Registration and Loyal Status

You have until April 31st. 2021 to opt to defer your 2021 registration to 2022. The following applies to your Loyal Status:

  • If you are a loyal runner and wish to continue your loyal status in 2022, you must run virtually in 2021 and submit GPS proof of course completion or run using our VIRTUAL365 app by 12/31/2021.
  • You will have to register to run virtually here.
  • Loyal Gifts earned in 2021 – gifts for years 5 and above can be shipped for $9.99 domestic or $39.99 international. This fee will be processed when you pay for your deferral. Shipping will occur 30 days after 2021 race day. If you choose not to have your items shipped, they can be picked up in 2022 at the Expo.

Check Your Eligibility

Click below and enter your first and last name and email. Confirmation status will show challenge or loyalty program name and YES if eligible. Contact support@emallc.com with questions.

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Accept the Challenge

Are you ready to accept the honor of being a SFM Loyal Runner? Register today for The 2021 San Francisco Marathon.

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