Celebrate the SF Running Community Globally

Can’t be with us on race day but still want to participate? We have added a NEW virtual race option this year that allows you to earn all our amazing swag but on your own time! Run on a treadmill, around your neighborhood or any course of your choosing. You have until December 31st to complete your virtual race.

You can now register for the following races virtually:

  • 5k = $38
  • Half Marathon = $48
  • Marathon = $58
  • Ultra = $78

Prices include domestic and international shipping of swag items.


Your swag will include:

  • Long-sleeve technical shirt
  • Gorgeous finisher’s medal for the distance run
  • Souvenir bib that you can print at home to wear on your run

You can pick up your shirt at the 2019 Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Expo or your shirt along with your medal will be shipped to you one month after race day. If you sign up after race day, it will take 30 days to receive your items. International shipping will take longer.

This is a great way to keep your loyal status with us if you can’t run in person with us in San Francisco this summer. Learn more about loyal runners here. You can also participate in our challenges but running virtually.  After race day on July 28th, you will receive an email reminder to upload your race from your fitness tracker (i.e. Fitbit, Strava, Runkeeper, etc.) by September 30, 2019 to verify your eligibility.

Virtual race participants are not eligible for age group or overall awards.


Virtual Race FAQ

  • Do we submit our times?

    If you are running the race only and aren’t interested in participating in one of our challenges, you do not have to track or submit your times. Registering is your pledge to complete these virtual runs. If you are participating in a challenge you will have to upload your race via a Fitness Tracker App to verify your eligibility.

  • When will I receive my virtual run medal?

    We encourage you to join us at our Expo on July 26-27th to pick up your shirt and experience what our vendors have to offer.  If you can’t join us your shirt and medal will be shipped one month after race day.  Domestic shipping can take up to 4 weeks.  International participants should expect a longer delivery time.

  • I don't live in the United States. Can I still participate?

    Yes, we welcome runners from all over the world! It may take a bit longer for you to receive your swag if you live outside the United States, but we can still send you them!

  • What do I do if I cannot participate once I have registered?

    All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund. If you cannot participate in the virtual race, you may not give or sell your number to anyone else, and entry fees will not be transferred from year to year. Keep in mind you have from the day you register until 60 days after our event to complete your virtual event.

  • How do I submit my pictures or get involved on social media?

    We encourage participants to take a photo or short video during the respective races and post it to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the tag #BSFMVirtualRun.

  • Who can I contact for further questions?

    Please contact customersupport@sfmarathon.com for any further questions regarding the Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Virtual Races.