The San Francisco Full Marathon – Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Race Start: 5:30AM @ Mission Street and The Embarcadero San Francisco, California 94105

Race Finish: Main Marathon Finish Line @ Folsom Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105

Run past iconic landmarks, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and through historic neighborhoods: Runners race through San Francisco in a loop.

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

Race Distance: 26.2 Miles


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Picture yourself racing as the California sun breaks through San Francisco’s iconic maritime fog. Bursting from the Embarcadero’s waterfront start line at the break of dawn. Running across the Golden Gate Bridge. Racing through towering eucalyptus and redwood trees in Golden Gate Park. Passing AT&T Park with its atmosphere of game day anticipation and the crack of the bat.

Join over 27,500 runners to take on our 26.2 mile loop USATF certified course (we’re also a Boston Marathon Qualifier and Olympic Team Time Trials Qualifier race) and take yourself on a running tour of San Francisco.



(Course subject to change)

    Full Marathon Details

  • Corrals & Start Line/Finish Line Map

    Start Location

    Mission Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105 at 5:30am

    On Race Morning, all Full Marathon runners must enter their designated corral from Southbound Embarcadero at the following intersections:

    Corrals A, B and C: Howard Street
    Corral D: Folsom Street

    All runners need to be in their corral at the start of the race. Full Start time is 5:30am. Corral start times are as follows (times and locations are subject to change so please follow signs on race morning):

    Elites/Subseed: 5:30am
    Corral A: 5:34am
    Corral B: 5:38am
    Corral C: 5:46am
    Corral D: 5:54am

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  • Course Limits
    In order to qualify as an Official Full Marathon Finisher, you must finish within the 6 hour course limit.
  • Water/Fuel Stops
    The Full Marathon includes 16 water stops where you can find water, UCAN Berry Hydrate electrolyte drink, medical, and toilets. Water stops 5 and 10 include GU energy chews. Learn more about the benefits of using UCAN for your runs.

  • Elevation
    2019 Official Elevation Profile
  • Amenities
    All participants receive a technical fabric long-sleeved shirt. Finishers receive a finisher’s medal, free photos, electronic finisher’s certificate, and individual care, both on and off the course and following – including food, beverage, heat sheet and medical care.

  • Awards
    Gifts will be issued to the top 3 Men and Women in the Full Marathon. Once official results have been finalized, award plaques are created, personalized and mailed.
  • Scoring
    The top 3 overall Men and Women in the full marathon will receive a plaque and winners medal. The top three females and top three males in each age group will be given a personalized plaque. Results will be finalized 4-6 weeks post event and then age group awards will be personalized and mailed. Top 3 overall winners will be removed from age group awards (no double dipping).
  • 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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