Run globally, compete locally! Discover a sense of community that extends beyond borders as the San Francisco Marathon brings virtual racing to your local community and communities across your time zone!

Entrants who are unable to travel can still connect with local and global runners by participating virtually. Plus still earn the classic San Francisco Marathon Swag as well as earning referral item and keeping your loyal status!

Our VIRTUAL365 GPS Tracking App allows you to start & track your race in your city with runners throughout your time zone.

Automatically secure a SF Marathon in-person spot at the current in-person price, in case you change your mind and want to upgrade to run in-person later. Upgrade options.

In a world where we can’t run side by side, we can still share every stride.
Be a part of something special and join us in this global event.


Also checkout our  VIRTUAL365 challenges:

Perks of the San Francisco Marathon Global Virtual Race

Shirt and Medal Shipped to You!

Shirt with artwork representing your home country flag & your continent are highlighted and your number of loyal years (if applicable) on the participant shirt, plus a medal. See our 2021 swag here!  

VIRTUAL365 GPS Tracking App

Use our VIRTUAL365 App to mimic an in-person race day experience (see below for more info)




We offer 8 separate categories for you to track your ranking and compete in: your local time zone, continent, country,  state/province, city, age, gender and team/club.


Other Benefits

  • Earn referral items by referring your family and friends to join you! Learn more about our referral program here
  • NEW! Loyal Status – keep your loyal status by running virtually!    Learn more about our loyal program here.
  • NEW! Complete challenges by running virtually. Learn more about challenges here.
  • Access to Facebook and Strava groups


Race Prices include shipping of participation shirt and medal, and earned loyal runners and referral items if applicable. Additional $25 will be charged for international shipping.

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  • Single Distance
    • 5K Sat $59
    • 5K Sun $59
    • 10K $59
    • 1st Half Marathon $89
    • 2nd Half Marathon $89
    • Full Marathon $89
    • Ultra $89
  • Double Up Distance
    • 5k + 5K $118
    • 5K + 10K $118
    • 5k + 1st half $148
    • 5K + 2nd half $148
    • 5K + Full $148
    • 5K + Ultra $148
  • Challenge Packages
    • Virtual 52 club package = 1st half + 2nd half + full = $187 (30% savings)
    • Virtual HIAC package = 1st half + 2nd half = $142 (20% savings)

Timeline Info

  • The deadline to upgrade to in-person race is June 10th, 2021
  • Items will be shipped race week for runners that register before July 1st

Register now!

Virtual365 GPS Tracking App

Our Virtual365 GPS Tracking App is what makes our virtual races different and unique. Our app and our leaderboards is your connection to our global running community! 


  • Run our SFM Global Race Virtual Race on race weekend via our VIRTUAL365 App and compete with runners from around the world
  • Follow along with the official San Francisco Marathon Course while you run on your own local course
  • See where you are ranking against others who are running virtually
  • Audible shoutouts including a start countdown, mile mark announcements, ongoing racecourse highlights, and a finish approach notice. 


  • Your finish time is automatically uploaded to our leaderboard so you can see where you stack up!
  • Your finish times and rankings are scored and filtered under eight categories: time zone, continent, country, state/province, city, age, gender and teams/clubs
  • All VIRTUAL365 App finish times will be added to our VIRTUAL365 website leaderboard to see where you rank against everyone who ran the same race


  • Share your fun with friends and family – they can follow you throughout the run. 
  • Access to Facebook and Strava groups – watch for our Make Your Own Running Art! challenge!

COMING SOON: LIVE chat with runners and spectators in the official race group or one you create for your crew.

Check out the Virtual365 Demo Video here: Watch Now

Download the Virtual365 GPS Tracking App from Apple Store or Get it on Google Play 

Don’t want to use our VIRTUAL365 App? No worries, you can run any day until December 31st and post your finish time to our leaderboard manually. 


Support your virtual racing goals with our RUN365 Training Program.

  • Our training program can help you accomplish your running goals from anywhere in the world.


Take your virtual races to the next level with our San Francisco Marathon Challenges.

  • Our San Francisco Marathon challenges can now be completed in person, ALL virtually or a combo of in-person and virtually! More ways to earn more bling! Choose which challenge you want to take on here!