The San Francisco Full Marathon
Sunday, July 24th, 2022
Race Start Time and Location
5:40 a.m.* @ Embarcadero @ Mission
11:40 a.m. @ Embarcadero @ Folsom (Main Marathon Finish Line)
Toe the start line under the careful watch of the Bay Bridge and begin your tour of San Francisco as the sunrise draws near. Run along the Bay and through Fisherman’s Wharf, past the Marina Green and across Crissy Field as the sun rises behind you, giving the Golden Gate Bridge its unmistakable fiery-red color. It’s waiting there for you; charge ahead and cross the bridge whether you’re accompanied by the sound of fog horns or stunning views of the open ocean.
The first leg of your bridge run ends with a one mile downhill toward Sausalito landing along the Bay. Head out to Cavallo Point with amazing views of San Francisco across the Bay, then head up and under the bridge to begin your journey back into San Francisco. Run through the Presidio and across the Richmond District neighborhood, into Golden Gate Park and down the legendary Haight St. Continue your journey across the city, through the Mission District, along newly developed Mission Bay, and past the home of the Golden State Warriors and The San Francisco Giants. Greet the Bay Bridge as it welcomes you to the finish line and listen to the cheering spectators that are ready to celebrate your victory with you!
The Full Marathon course is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon and Olympic Time Trials qualifying race.
The course is 26.2 miles long with a time limit of 6 hours
In order to be able to complete the Full Marathon within the time limit, please note the following cut off times for the Golden Gate Bridge:
The last Northbound runner must get on the bridge by 7:40 a.m. The East sidewalk is reopened to the general public at 8:30 a.m.
The last Southbound runner from the Dillingham Lot must get on the bridge by 8:50 a.m. The west bike path Westside is open reopens for the general public at 9:45/10:00 a.m.
* Course & start time subject to change