Spectator Information

You don’t have to run to be a part of the The San Francisco Marathon experience. We encourage friends and family of runners and the San Francisco community to participate on Race Day (Sept 19th, 2021). Your presence and encouragement makes a huge, meaningful impact on our runners. We hope the following information helps our spectators prepare for race day.

Stay Connected with Our Official Race App

The San Francisco Marathon’s 2021 Race App will empower spectators to stay connected with their runners throughout race weekend. From live runner tracking to key race info, our free app will provide a world class experience for runners and spectators alike.


Follow the Race on Our Live Web Tracker

The San Francisco Marathon Live Web Tracker allows spectators to stay connected to runners and our race online in real-time throughout race weekend. Access important race information, follow runners on the interactive course map, and track runner times and current pace on race day. The app will be available closer to race day.


Digital Cheer

How to create a Cheer:
1. Download the SF Marathon mobile app
2. Click on “Cheer” option in the bottom navigation
3. Search for the runner you want to cheer
4. Create the cheer, can include just words or words and a picture
5. Submit cheer
6. Share cheer

Getting to the Race

Spectators are invited to review our hotel and travel information and take advantage of official transportation options, including reserved parking, BART busing, and more.


Start Line and Finish Line Festival Map

Click here for the map of the starting line corrals and the finish line festival.

Traffic Advisory & Detour Map

Click here for the traffic advisory map.