The San Francisco Marathon Saturday 5K Fun Run (Double Up Qualifier)

Saturday, July 27, 2024

Race Start*
7:oo am

Crissy Field, San Francisco, CA 94129

Race Finish
Crissy Field, San Francisco, CA 94129

Race Distance
Flat 3.1 Mile course (Course time limit is 1 hour)
*Course & start time subject to change

Race Fee: $91.99 $73.99 – Save $18.40 with code 20SFM at checkout!
The race fee includes these items: race shirt $45, beach towel $35, tote bag $22. Total gift value = $102


Run Highlights
The race route is along the waterfront with views of the SF Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge. More course highlights and details coming soon!

More Info:

Join Us For The Doggy Distance!
There was a change to our dog rules (which surely means some exciting news for those of you who are pup parents)! See our FAQ to learn more.

Take the Challenge!

Get even more gear if you complete a Challenge!

Challenge Medal

Double Up Challenge

SFM Sat 5k + SFM Saturday 5K

Challenge Medal

Legacy Runner Challenge

SFM Sat 5k + any other SFM race (consecutive years*, excludes 1K)

Challenge Medal


SFM Sat 5k + any distance for the Berkeley Half Marathon (consecutive races*)

Challenge Medal

SF/LA Challenge

SFM Sat 5k + any distance of the LA Marathon (consecutive races*)

Challenge Medal

SF/Oakland Challenge

SFM Sat 5k + any distance of the Oakland Marathon (consecutive races*)

Challenge Medal

CA Time to Travel Challenge

SFM Sat 5k + any distance of the OC Marathon (consecutive races*)

Challenge Medal

Bay Area Challenge

SFM Sat 5k + 1 distance in each of these: The Giant Race, The Berkeley Half Marathon, The Oakland Marathon, The San Jose 8K & Half Marathon (consecutive races*)

*Once a medal is received at a previous event, the challenge will restart.

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2024 Course Map


*Subject to change

Saturday 5K Race Details

  • I have already registered for a race. Can I upgrade my registration to add the Saturday 5k and take part in the Double Up Challenge?
    Yes, simply add/ register for the Saturday 5K, the events will be combined automatically on the back end for Double Up Challenge eligibility.
  • Course Limits
    This is a fun run, so no official times will be given. Course will be open for 1 hour.
  • Water/Fuel Stops
    The Saturday 5k includes 1 water stop where you can find water, electrolytes, energy chews, medical and toilets.
  • Strollers are Welcome
    Strollers are welcome on the Saturday 5K course and asked to line up with the last corral for safety purposes.
  • Dogs Are Welcome
    We’re opening up our Sunday 5K race to our runners’ canine companions. In other words, your dog is welcome to run this race distance with you!

    Of course, to keep everyone happy and healthy, we had to put in place a few rules in order to guarantee everybody a race experience as great as it can be. To help us ensure safety on the course, we kindly ask that you follow these three simple rules:

    1. Please consider how your dog interacts with other people and dogs. If you’re not 100% sure about how your dog will react to your fellow runners and other dogs, please leave them at home and enjoy a run with them another time. Please note that you’re expected to stay toward the end of the pack and to clean up after your pet.

    2. If your pup is coming with you, please keep their leash as short as possible AT ALL TIMES, not just when you see or run with other participants.

    3. Your dog needs to stay leashed during the whole event while on-site.

    We will have doggy aid stations at the finish line with plenty of water for the brave, victorious dogs! Race registration for your four-legged friend(s) is free; they can just show up and run.

    Please note that at this time, the race is open only to dogs. We’re sure that your cat might be a sprinter and your parrot might love flying along but for the safety of everyone, enjoy their company during your shake-out run rather than during the main event.

  • Parking Info

    Looking for Parking? We highly encourage driving to this event! Check the highlighted areas above:

    East Beach Lot – Free

    Stillwell Hall – Paid

    Parade Ground – Paid

    Tunnel Top Overlook – Paid

    Warming Hut – Paid

  • Perks & Benefits
    View sizing info here. All participants receive a technical fabric long-sleeved shirt, San Francisco Marathon Beach Towel and Tote.

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