It’s that time again…when runners test their endurance and take to the streets for the annual San Francisco Marathon. On July 25, 2010, a variety of running events will take place, including a full marathon, 1st half marathon, 2nd half marathon, the 5K, and the Progressive Marathon. This weekend, come to Golden Gate Park to cheer on some of our local runners.

Start Times

The Full Marathon and 1st Half Marathon will start in waves between 5:30 a.m. and 6:35 a.m.
The 2nd Half Marathon will begin at 8:15 a.m. in Golden Gate Park. The 5K and Progressive Marathon have a start time of 7:45 a.m. If any availability exists, you can still register at the Expo on July 23 and 24, 2010. Only 5K participants are allowed to register on Race Day.


If you are registered to run in the San Francisco Marathon, consider the following details:

• With all races, the starts will be strict to lessen congestion on the bridge and along the course.

• Marathon runners will travel on a course comprised of asphalt, concrete, grass and earth terrains. Various sections of the course may have light rail lines and curbs.

• For participants, twelve water, toilet and aid stations are positioned along the course. The start and finish lines will also have these stations set up for runners. One or more misting stations will also be found along the course – located close to the final miles of the Full Marathon route.

• At the finish line, all finishers are welcome to rejuvenate with a variety of food. In the past, runners have enjoyed water, potato chips, cheesy bread rolls, cytomax, energy bars, and bananas.

For more information regarding the 2010 San Francisco Marathon, click here.