The San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Race Start Time and Location
8:45am*, in the Presidio, 610 Old Mason Street @ Sports Basement

Shuttles are provided for 2nd Half Marathon runners from the Main Start Line near the Embarcadero to the 2nd Half Marathon Start Line (located in the Presidio, 610 Old Mason Street.. at Sportsbasement). Shuttles will pick up from Howard St. and Spear St. at 5:45 and 7 am. additional shuttle pick-up times may be added closer to race day, TBD.

Race Finish
Main Marathon Finish Line @ Embarcadero @ Folsom

Race route: Our 2nd Half Marathon begins adjacent to one of the most beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay. Start your race at Crissy Field with the Golden Gate Bridge so close you can almost touch it. Wind your way through the Presidio where ocean breezes and smells of Eucalyptus await you. As you continue on Lincoln Avenue, a downhill trek affords picturesque views of the Sea Cliff neighborhood with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop! The city streets take you into Golden Gate park and land you on Haight Street, one of the most famous streets in the world. Next up is the historic Mission district and the newly developed Mission Bay district. Run past the home of the Golden State Warriors and The SF Giants. Finish up just past the Bay Bridge and take a bow!

Course Certification
The 2nd Half Marathon course is USATF certified

Race Distance
13.1 Miles, course time limit 3.5 hours

* Course & start time subject to change

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What you get for running

Finisher Shirt

Finisher Medal

Food & Drink


    2nd Half Marathon Details

  • Start time, location and corral details
    The 2nd Half starts at 8:45am (start time subject to change) @ Mason St @ Sports Basement

    Corral Information (subject to change): 8:45 / 8:50 / 8:55 / 9:00 / 9:05 / 9:10 / 9:15

  • Course Limits
    In order to qualify as an Official 2nd Half Marathon Finisher, you must finish within the 3.5 hour course limit.
  • Water/Fuel Stops & Medical Care
    The 2nd Half Marathon includes 10 water stops where you can find water, electrolytes, medical and toilets. Water Stop 10 includes GU energy chews.

  • Elevation Map
  • Runner Shuttle Schedule, Parking & BART Bus
    FREE Runner Shuttle

    FREE Runner Shuttle Busing pick up runners from 7:00AM – 8:00AM from Howard St. and Spear St. at the Main Start Line near the Embarcadero. Runner shuttles drop off runners at Halleck and Mason St, a quarter mile from the 2nd Half Marathon Start Line in The Presidio. Shuttles are for runners only. All you need is your bib to enter.

    Alternatively, there will be designated race parking available throughout The Presidio.  Additional details on specific parking locations will be provided the week prior to the race.

    For those taking a BART bus, please stay on the bus when it arrives at the Embarcadero – the buses will immediately load those waiting at that stop, and then drive to the start of the 2nd Half.

  • Perks & Benefits
    All participants receive a technical fabric long-sleeved shirt. View sizing info here. Finishers receive a finisher’s medal, free photos, electronic finisher’s certificate and individual care, both on and off the course – including food, beverage, heat sheet and medical care.
  • Awards
    Gifts will be issued to the top 3 Men and Women in the 2nd Half Marathon. Once official results have been finalized, award plaques are created, personalized and mailed.
  • Scoring
    The top 3 overall Men and Women in the 2nd Half Marathon will receive a plaque and winners medal. The top three females and top three males in each age group will be given a personalized plaque. Results will be finalized 4-6 weeks post event and then age group awards will be personalized and mailed. Top 3 overall winners will be removed from age group awards (no double dipping).
  • 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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