A woman finishes running the San Francisco Marathon

Your Guide to
The San Francisco Marathon

The 2023 San Francisco Marathon will take place on Sunday, July 23, 2023.

Celebrating 46 years as one of the most popular running events in the United States, The San Francisco Marathon its the only full marathon in San Francisco. 

Participants can choose from seven different races from July 22 to 23, with options to cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise.

Historically, more than 24,000 runners participate in the race and represent 80 different countries from around the globe. 

Read on to find out how you can experience and participate in this year’s installment.

The Basics

  • Dates: July 22-23, 2023
    • Expo Packet Pickup: July 21-22 at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, #2 Marina Blvd.
    • Races: There are seven different race formats—including a 5K catered to families, dogs, and strollers, and a 1K for all ages—to choose from. For more info, click here.
  • Full Marathon Race Start Time and Location: 5:30 a.m. at Embarcadero and Mission St.
  • Full Marathon Race Finish: 12:00 p.m. at Embarcadero and Folsom St. (Main Marathon Finish Line)
  • Full Marathon Race Distance: 26.2 miles, with a time limit of 6 hours.

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Where to Stay

The San Francisco Marathon partners with the Hyatt Regency at 5 Embarcadero Center. To book a room within the SF Marathon room block, click here.

For additional hotel options and a list of Best Places to Stay in San Francisco, click here.

Where to Eat

The race is a lot of fun to run, but so is preparing for it the week before. Many people think it’s best to carb up the night before. Nutritionists actually recommend it’s better to start the carb up a week out. In San Francisco, your dining options are endless.

If you’re the type that likes to celebrate with a well-earned beer, we have a helpful list of the Best Breweries in San Francisco.

Free Training Program via Official RUN365 App

There are several options available for training and getting in shape to run your best race this July. Runners can access the official RUN365 SF Marathon Training App. The app provides a host of benefits, including:

  • Free, downloadable 26-week half- and full marathon training.
  • Expert training tips, stretching, core and yoga video clips.
  • Nutrition tips and recipes.
  • Injury prevention tips from UCSF Sports Clinic.
  • Direct access to coaches via the app.
  • Easy access to your premium plan and meet up locations.
  • Partner deals and discounts.
  • Weekly Zoom Calls and much more!

We look forward to seeing you running the challenging terrain and enjoying the iconic sights that only San Francisco offers this coming July! 

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