The San Francisco 1st Half Marathon

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Race Start Time/Location
6:30am* @ Embarcadero between Washington and Broadway

Race Finish
In Golden Gate Park, on JFK @ the Rose Garden

Free runner shuttles take runners from the 1st Half Finish Line in Golden Gate Park to the Main Finish Line Festival from 8am – 11am. See below for more information.

Race route
Begin your journey in front of the iconic Ferry Building. The sounds of the San Francisco Bay follow you as you make your way through Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge. Keep your eye on the prize as the bridge approaches and get your camera ready for amazing pics. Enjoy the spectacular views as your run under the bridge to Fort Point. Your reward for winding your way through the Presidio is a long fast downhill with a view of the Pacific Ocean beyond the entrance to the Golden Gate Bay. Finish up in Golden Gate Park just west of the Rose Garden and reward yourself with a high-five!

Race Distance
13.1 Miles, course time limit 3 hours

Race Fee: $195

*Course & start time subject to change


More Info:

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2023 Course Map


What you get for running

Finisher Shirt

Finisher Medal

Food & Drink


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    1st Half Marathon Details

  • Start time, location and corral details

    The 1st Half starts at 6:30am (start time subject to change) @ Embarcadero between Washington and Broadway

    Corral Information (subject to change): 6:30 / 6:35 / 6:45 / 6:50/ 6:55/ 7:00 / 7:05 / 7:10

  • Course Limits
    In order to qualify as an Official 1st Half Marathon Finisher, you must finish within the 3 hour course limit.
  • Water/Fuel Stops & Medical Care
    The 1st Half Marathon includes 6 water stops where you can find water, electrolytes, medical and toilets. Water Stop 5 includes GU energy chews.

  • Elevation Map
  • Runner Shuttle Schedule
    FREE Runner Shuttle Busing picks up runners from 8:00AM – 11:00AM from Fulton St. and 10th St. at the 1st Half Marathon Finish Line in Golden Gate park. Runner shuttles drop off runners at the Main Finish Line Festival. Shuttles are for runners only. All you need is your bib to enter.
  • Perks & Benefits
    All participants receive a technical fabric long-sleeved shirt. View sizing info here. Finishers receive a finisher’s medal, free photos, an electronic finisher’s certificate, and individual care, both on and off the course – including food, beverage, heat sheet and medical care.
  • Awards
    The top 3 overall and the top 3 Men, Women, and NB+ division winners in the 1st Half marathon will receive 3D animated awards via email when the results are finalized, 3 to 6 weeks post-race.
  • Divisions
    Open, Masters and Age Groups: 19 and Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

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