How the Virtual “Coincidental Race” works:

What is a 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!

  1. Choose a 5K, 10K, Half, Full, or Ultra distance and register
  2. Download the San Francisco Marathon Tracking App (See Below for App Links)
  3. Follow the instructions in the Connect & Claim email, which will be sent to all Virtual participants in July 2024
    1. You can run your Virtual race (with our race app) anytime between Friday, July 26 at 6 AM PST (U.S.) and Monday, July 29 at 12:00 PM PST.
    2. Don’t want to use the app? You can submit your finish time instead!
  4. 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)
  5. Age division scoring will be based on your age as of July 28, 2024.


How Virtual Races work:

Can’t join us in SF this summer? Run with us virtually with a 5K, 10K, Half, Full, or Ultra

  1. Choose your race and register!
  2. Download the San Francisco Marathon Tracking App
  3. Check your email: A Connect & Claim message will be sent in July 2024.
  4. Where do you rank? Check the leaderboard! Links to results and leaderboards will be emailed.
  5. Pro-Tip: 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.

The SF Marathon Virtual Race Fee: $59.99

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*2024 design to be revealed soon


What You Get

Virtual runners score a Participant Shirt and a Virtual 3D Medal!

  • Shipping Timelines: Shirts will be mailed in batches beginning the end of February 2024.
  • If you are a Loyal Runner maintaining your status by running virtually, no loyalty gifts will be awarded/shipped.

Virtual Racing Like Never Before!

Forget what you know about virtual races! Our San Francisco Marathon Tracking App brings the spirit of marathons in San Francisco to wherever you are.

  • Map your local course to the official San Francisco Marathon Course.
  • Challenge yourself with real-time rankings against other virtual runners.
  • Enjoy audible shoutouts to keep you on track, like a start countdown, mile mark announcements, ongoing racecourse highlights and a finish approach notice.
  • Share your progress with friends and family.
  • Link up with Facebook and Strava groups for unique SFM Challenges.


  • How do I join the app?
    • Download the San Francisco Marathon Tracking 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.