Global Run Event Dates

July 28th
SF Marathon

August 25th
Last Sunday of the month

September 8th
Star Trek Celebration Day

September 29th
Last Sunday of the month

More dates to be released, check back!

Registrants are limited to participating to 1 event per registration

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Run locally, connect globally

Use our Global Athlete Map to:

  • See where other registered runners are around the world, and share videos & photos!
  • Create, join & meet up with local buddy groups

Download our SF Marathon Race app* to:

  • Track & communicate with runners.
  • Keep updated with our Finishers Results Leaderboard, posted by region, and by the celebrity cause you are supporting (if applicable).

*A link to our SF Marathon App will be emailed to you race week

 

Runner coordinates are randomized by 2 miles or more of their actual locations for their privacy and security.

Pricing Tiers

$49.99

Standard

  • Everything listed below in the “All registrants get” section

$64.99

Shirt

  • Everything listed below in the “All registrants get” section, plus the Official Shirt*

$64.99

Medal

  • Everything listed below in the “All registrants get” section, plus the Official Medal*

$69.99

Shirt + Medal

  • Everything listed below, plus the Official Shirt and Medal*

*Items will be shipped within 30 days of completing your run, between Aug 1st and Oct 31, (or in November if you earned a fundraising gift). International shipping does not include any applicable customs charges.

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All registrants get:

  • $25 of your registration fee goes to a charity of your choice from one of our feature causes
  • $24.99 of your registration fee goes to the SF Marathon programs, projects, initiatives & volunteers
  • Personalized digital medals paired with a buddy or with a celebrity
  • Race day GPS tracking with spectator messaging and live results
  • Access to the runner map to view who is registered and running on race day
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Invite a buddy to run remotely on any Event date, with you and/or a celebrity and earn these “Medals


Support a Charity just by registering

By selecting a charity during registration, $25 of your registration fee will be donated to that cause.

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If you’d like, raise additional money and earn a gift!

Raise $60
Earn a running cap


Raise $95 Earn a running cap + quarter zip sweatshirt


Raise $130
Earn a running cap, quarter zip sweatshirt + jacket

Global Run Celebrity Signature Line

Fundraising ends as of Sept 30, 2024. Any applicable earned gifts will ship in November.

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STEP 1

When registering you will be linked to our Motio & Better Word access page. From there, select the Price Tier and continue.

STEP 2

Select which cause you would like $25 from your registration fees donated to.

(Optional) Fundraise – If you’d like, raise additional money to earn Gifts. After you have registered, follow the instructions and complete the Fundraising Participant page.

STEP 3

You have an option to partner up with a celebrity and or one or more running buddies. After you register, you will receive an email to linkup.

Post-race you will receive a combined shareable official Global Run digital medal showcasing you, your buddies and a celebrity (if applicable).

STEP 4

Within 24 hours of registering you will receive an email with further instructions including how to invite running buddies.

You will also receive an informational email invitation to run 5 days prior to the next scheduled Global Run Event date. If you select to run that Event date, you will download the runner & spectator tracking app and follow the instructions.

Earn Referral Gifts by inviting fellow runners to use your referral code when they register!

1 Referral
Shoe Pocket


2 Referrals
Shoe Pocket + Phone Armband


3 Referrals
Shoe Pocket, Phone Armband + Running Belt


Referral gifts only apply to Global Run registrants only, who register for the pricing tiers ‘Shirt’, ‘Medal’ or ‘Shirt + Medal’. (Referral gifts do not apply to in-person SF Marathon registrants.) Referral codes will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of registering.

FAQs & Terms

  • Referral & Earned Fundraising Gifts
    • Gift items shown and stated can be changed to alternative gifts depending on availability

    • Global Run Celebrity Signature Line is limited to inventory availability

    • Fundraisers can decline the gifts, and cost saving will be allocated to the cause they support. An email will be sent to request if the recipient would like to decline the gift

  • Fundraising
    • Fundraising ends as of Sept 30, 2024. Any applicable earned gifts will ship in November. You are eligible for up to 3 earned gifts.
  • Receive Digital Medals
    • Upon registering for the ‘Global Run’ you will receive an email with your invitation to sign up in Motio and receive your ‘I am Registered’ Digital Medallion. Or you can also access Motio directly

    • On race day after you complete your remote run, you will receive your official SFM Digital Finisher Medal.

    • You have an option to upload a personal photo or image into the Digital Medal. You can access Motio directly here.

    • If you are a ‘Run Buddy’, you will also receive a combined Run Buddy digital metal.

  • Set Athlete Map Profile
    • Once you register, your runner information will be added to the SFM Motio Global Athlete Map, initially set to display no information.

    • You have an option to set your display preferences in Motio by clicking on ‘Resources > Races > Athlete Map’. Upon registering, you will receive a link to Motio to set your map preferences.

  • Access Race App
    • During race week, you will receive a SFM email with a link to sign up for the SFM race weekend app.

  • Funds Allocation Details
    • When you register as a SFM Global remote/virtual runner and select a cause to support and join a “Team Scoring – Global Celebrity” team, $25 of your registration fee will be donated to the cause you selected to support in registration.

    • If you also choose to fundraise too, 90% of these additional funds raised will be distributed to cause your support and 10% will be retained by SFM Global Run to cover administrative overhead. The donation payment transaction fee is 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction, which is either paid by the fundraiser or deducted from the additional funds raised.

    • If the registrant uses a ‘Gift Referral code’, the cost of the gift, not to exceed $10 will be deducted from the additional funds raised.

    • All funds raised will be distributed to the cause you supported in Nov 2024, after the close of the Race & fundraising period on Sept 30.

    • Each cause will be informed of the registrants who fundraised for them, including the email address and amount raised.

  • Loyalty & Legacy
    • By registering, you keep your SF Marathon Loyalty and Legacy intact.

Other questions? Please email globalrun@thesfmarathon.com

How to complete your race

Register

Choose your distance. Run any time on one of these dates: SF Marathon race day July 28, or alternatively run on Aug 25, Sept 8 or Sep 29.

By registering, you keep your SF Marathon Loyalty and Legacy intact.

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Fundraise (Optional)

If you’d like, raise additional money and earn a gift! Raise $60 to earn a SF Marathon Global running cap, raise $95 to earn a SF Marathon Global ¼ Zip sweatshirt, raise $130 to earn a SF Marathon Global Jacket. You are eligible for up to 3 earned gifts.

Fundraising ends as of Sept 30, 2024. Any applicable earned gifts will ship in November.

Invite a Buddy

You have an option to partner up with a celebrity and one or more running buddies. After you register, you will receive an email to linkup with your SF Marathon Run Buddies.

Post-race you will receive a combined shareable official SF Marathon digital medal showcasing you, your buddies and a celebrity (if applicable).

Run & Connect

On Race day (July 28th), or Aug 25, Sept 8 or Sep 29 at your convenience, connect remotely and join tens of thousands of global participants! Using our SF Marathon Virtual app, track your performance and your place on the runner leaderboard.

Our ‘Global Run’ Charities

  • Montana Grizzly Encounter — Supported by Casey Anderson
    Montana Grizzly Encounter mission is twofold: to help stop the cruelty to these animals by providing a proper and humane home for rescued bears that cannot live in the wild. And to provide education to the public about grizzly bears in an effort to promote appreciation and preservation of the species in its natural habitat. In order to accomplish this, Montana Grizzly Encounter will provide an opportunity for the public to view rescued grizzly bears living in a spacious natural setting and, in doing so, encourage people to learn about and have a greater appreciation for the bears and their wild counterparts. Montana Grizzly Encounter will also provide education about bear safety in an effort to minimize the danger from human-bear interaction in the wilds, which too often causes injury to both humans and bears. On a broader scale, Montana Grizzly Encounter will provide the same education to the public at large through the media. Visit Charity Page
  • Organs R Us — Supported by Jeff Shapiro
    FOUNDED IN 1995, ORU promotes healthy organs and pledges to: 1) Protect organs with exercise and nutrition. Request a physician speaker on fitness, nutrition physiology and/or deprescription (stopping pills). 2) Increase organs for transplant for millions worldwide with organ failure. 3) Encourage countries to require organ donation unless citizens Opt-out. 4) Support genetically matched organs eliminating need for organ donors. Visit Charity Page
  • PETA — Supported by Daphna Nachminovitch
    PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment business. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. Visit Charity Page
  • San Francisco Marathon — Supported by SF Marathon Team
    Supporting the SF Marathon, its programs, initiatives, volunteers and Committed 2 community programs. By registering, $25.00 of your registration fee will be allocated to these programs. If you select to raise additional funds, you can earn the following: Raise $150 and earn a SF Marathon Running Cap, raise $250.00 and also earn a SFM 1/4 zip and raise $350.00 and also earn a SFM Jacket. Visit Charity Page
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital — Supported by Jenna & Galen Gering
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a pediatric treatment and research facility located in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded by entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962, it is a 501(c)(3) designated nonprofit medical corporation which focuses on children’s catastrophic diseases, particularly leukemia and other cancers. In the 2021 fiscal year, St. Jude received $2 billion in donations. Daily operating costs average $1.7 million, but patients are not charged for care. St. Jude’s covers some, but not all cancer-related costs. St. Jude treats patients up to age 21, and for some conditions, up to age 25. Visit Charity Page
  • The Survivor Mitzvah Projects — Supported by Zane Buzby
    The Survivor Mitzvah Project (SMP) mission is an urgent humanitarian effort bringing direct and continuous financial aid to elderly and forgotten Holocaust survivors who are ill, isolated, alone and in desperate need of food, medicine, heat, shelter and some loving kindness. Visit Charity Page
  • TSC Alliance — Supported by Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Jack Coleman, and Scott Grimes
    Together we can create a future where everyone affected by tuberous sclerosis complex can live their fullest lives. Visit Charity Page
  • Wounded Warrior Project — Supported by Paul Ben-Victor and Jose Canseco
    The WWP mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to your military service on or after September 11, 2001. Visit Charity Page

For information on how to be listed here, email sfmglobalrun@gmail.com

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Welcome to San Francisco’s Global Run Series

Join runners worldwide in the San Francisco Marathon’s Global Buddy Run on 7/28, or alternatively 8/25, 9/8 or 9/29. Run any distance you choose from the comfort of your neighborhood while being part of a global running community.

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