Run the 2024 Full Marathon

Sunday, July 28, 2024

Start Time: 5:15 a.m.
Start Line: Embarcadero at Mission
Finish Line: Embarcadero at Folsom
Distance: 26.2 miles with a 6-hour time limit.
Race Fee: $330.99*
The race fee includes these items: race shirt $45, jacket $89, beach towel $35, tote bag $22. Total gift value = $191

*Installment plans are now available, see more details at checkout. Currently closed for 2024. Available for 2025 registration.

Course Certification
The Full Marathon course is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon and Olympic Time Trials qualifying race.

This race is an Abbot Wanda World Qualifer. Find out more.


What You’ll Experience: Running the full marathon in San Francisco is a thrill! Along the way, you’ll take in:

  • Breathtaking views from the Golden Gate Bridge of the San Francisco Bay.
  • Iconic parks, areas and neighborhoods including Fisherman’s Wharf, the Marina Green, Crissy Field and Sausalito, Presidio, Golden Gate Park, the Haight St, and the Mission District.
  • Up-close views of major league sports stadiums including homes of the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Giants.
  • Positive energy from Full Marathon spectators at the finish line and along the Bay Bridge.

This Could Be Yours!


Jacket, Shirt, Towel & Tote

Jacket, Shirt, Beach Towel & Tote

Finisher Medal

Finisher Medal

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

This Could Be You!

Marathon Course Mile by Mile Preview

2024 Course Map


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Experience our races virtually, including the half and full marathons in San Francisco. Learn more on our Virtual Races page.

    Full Marathon Details

  • Start time, location and corral details

    Start Location

    The Full Marathon starts at 5:15 am (start time subject to change) @ Embarcadero @ Mission.

    Corral Start times:

    Corral A Corral B Corral C
    5:16 AM 5:20 AM 5:26 AM
    5:18 AM 5:22 AM 5:28 AM
    5:24 AM 5:30 AM

    For more information on starting corrals, please click here

  • Course Limits
    In order to qualify as an Official Full Marathon Finisher, you must finish within the 6-hour course limit.
  • Water/Fuel Stops & Medical Care
    The Full Marathon includes 14 water stops where you can find water, Nuun Electrolytes, medical, and toilets. Water stops 6 and 10 will include Chargel Energy gel

    *All water stops will have water monster refill stations.

  • Need to know
    The last Northbound runner (on the East sidewalk) must access the Golden Gate Bridge by 7:40 a.m. and the last Southbound runner (on the West sidewalk from the Dillingham Lot) must access the bridge by 8:50 a.m. This is to ensure that the sidewalks can be reopened to the public.

    In an effort to reduce waste and work toward being a sustainable event, heat sheets will not be provided at the finish line. Our medical team will have them available if the weather is cold and foggy. We encourage you to pack a warm lightweight item that can fit in your drop bag that you can put on post-race. We appreciate your understanding and help in reducing our footprint.

  • Elevation Map
    See map above.
  • Perks & Benefits
    View sizing info here. All participants receive a technical fabric long-sleeved shirt, comfortable and stylish Golden Gate Bridge Runners’ Jacket, and San Francisco Marathon Beach Towel and Tote.
  • Awards
    The top 3 overall and the top 3 Men, Women, and NB+ division winners in the Full marathon will receive digital 3D awards via email when the results are finalized, 3 to 6 weeks post-race.
  • Divisions
    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, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

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