How the Virtual “Coincidental Race” works:

  1. What does this mean – Coincidental Race?: Did you know that you can coincidentally complete and compete in two races at once? Run your virtual SF Marathon race during any other in-person or virtual event; one run, two completed races. Just report your results or turn on our tracking app.  Two birds, one stone, what a coinkidink!
  2. Choose your race distance from these options and register
  3. Download the San Francisco Marathon Tracking App (See Below for App Links)
  4. Follow the instructions in the Connect & Claim email, which will be sent to all Virtual participants in July 2023
    1. You can run your Virtual (with our race app) race anytime before PST (U.S.) and Monday, July 24th at 12:00 PM PST.
    2. Don’t want to use the app? You can submit your finish time instead!
  5. Check the leaderboard to see where you rank against other runners across the globe! (Link to post results and view the leaderboard will be emailed out with virtual instructions)
  6. Expert level hack: complete your virtual race during any other in-person event; one run, two completed races. Just report your results or turn on our tracking app.  Two birds, one stone!


Distance Price
Sat 5K $29.99
Sun 5K $29.99
10K $29.99
First Half Marathon $29.99
Second Half Marathon $29.99
Full Marathon $29.99
Ultra Marathon $29.99


Participant Shirt and Medal

  • Please note that all virtual runners will receive a Participant Shirt and a virtual 3D medal
  • If you are a Loyal Runner maintaining your status by running virtually, no loyalty gifts awarded/shipped.

Shipping Timelines: Virtual shirts will be shipped 30 to 45 days after registration.

Virtual365 GPS Tracking App

Our Virtual 365 Live Tracking App is what makes our virtual races different and unique.

  • 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 include a start countdown, mile mark announcements, ongoing racecourse highlights, and a finish approach notice. 
  • 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!


  • How to join the VIRTUAL365 App?
    • Download the Virtual365 app on your phone. 
    • As part of the virtual training program, you will receive a claim and connect email approximately 2 days from the weekend virtual training run.
    • Run from anywhere using the app on your smartphone.
    • We will create a virtual course that you can follow along as you run your actual course.
    • The app has a practice run!  Before you head out practice using the app to make sure you’re comfortable with it.
    • Live maps, split times, leaderboard, and push notifications.  Even an opportunity to share a selfie!
  • Where can I post my virtual results?

    *Individualized links to post and view results are emailed to participants

  • Where can I view my virtual results on the leaderboard?

    *You can view the leaderboard via our app, please see links in email confirmation.