The San Francisco Marathon 5K

Sunday, July 28, 2024

Race Start Time/Location
9:00 am* @ Mission Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105

Race Finish
Embarcadero at Washington Street, San Francisco, California 94105

Race Distance
Flat 3.1 mile course (Course time limit 1 hour)

Race Fee: $95.99

*Course & start time subject to change

Race Highlights
Our 5K runs through miles of waterfront that draw millions of visitors each year. Take in views of the Bay, the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, Coit Tower and much more. Runners enjoy San Francisco’s iconic backdrop while earning a spot at the finish line festival in front of the Ferry Building. Our 5K Race invites runners of all levels to experience our fast, flat course and participate in the finish line celebration.


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 the Race Details below to learn more.

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Take the Challenge!

Get even more gear if you complete a Challenge!

Challenge Medal

Double Up Challenge

SFM Sun 5k + SFM Saturday 5K

Challenge Medal

Legacy Runner Challenge

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

Challenge Medal


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

Challenge Medal

SF/LA Challenge

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

Challenge Medal

SF/Oakland Challenge

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

Challenge Medal

CA Time to Travel Challenge

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

Challenge Medal

Same Day Dash Challenge

SFM Sun 5k + SFM Alexi Pappas 10K

Challenge Medal

Bay Area Challenge

SFM Sun 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.

2024 Course Map


Sunday 5K Race Details

  • Course Limits
    Course will be open for 1 hour. The race will be timed and results will be tracked.
  • Strollers are Welcome
    Strollers are welcome on the Sunday 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 doggo 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 doggo 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 doggos! 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.

  • Water/Fuel Stops
    The Saturday 5k includes 1 water stop where you can find water, electrolytes, energy chews, medical and toilets.

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