Distances
Half Marathon
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What sets the Golden Gate Half apart from other races? The opportunity for runners to experience one of the world’s most illustrious cities.

For longtime locals and first-time visitors alike, this course provides an extraordinary look at San Francisco. The City’s eminent history, cosmopolitan elegance and stunning natural beauty are on full display as Golden Gate Half participants weave their way through 13.1 miles of it.

For the safety of all participants and smooth operations of course closures, runners must start the Half Marathon on time at 7:00am. The race features a mass start, and the start line will be open for 5 minutes following the starting horn. Late runners will not be accommodated and may face disqualification or removal from the course.

Date:
Sunday, November 3, 2019

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Start Line: Start Location – Aquatic Park Waterfront

Time Limit: 3 hours. To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, the course time limits will be strictly enforced. Participants must maintain a pace of 14:00 min / mile to finish the 13.1 miles in under 3 hours. A cut-off location will be enforced on the course; runners or walkers who do not reach the cut-off location by this time will be stopped and shuttled to the finish line area.

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*5K course is highlighted in yellow. This is the 2019 Course Map.

VIP Half Marathon

Become a VIP: A First-Class Race Experience!

You’re ready to race along one of California’s most epic scenery…and now you have an opportunity to do it in style! We’re rolling out the red carpet for those who want a little more luxury from their Golden Gate experience. VIP registration is open but available to a limited number of runners – there are only 100 VIP spots available and they’ll go quickly. Our velvet rope VIP experience includes:

– Your Golden Gate Half Marathon entry
– VIP Express Packet Pickup at the Expo – no-wait, dedicated pickup table OR Race Day Packet Pickup if you plan to arrive Sunday morning ready to run
– VIP Race Bib
– Unlimited VIP Lounge access on race day
– Pre-race energizing breakfast items served in the Lounge
– Private gear check with pick-up at the finish line inside the VIP Lounge
– Post-race Refueling Brunch includes, coffee, tea, juice and bottomless mimosas (and cash bar)
– Private VIP restrooms
– Private post-race massage
– A brand new 2019 Finisher Item to add to your collection – delivered with your packet.

5K

The fun of the 5K begins along the shore of the San Francisco Bay. You’ll line up at the storied Muni Pier in Aquatic Park, where you can take in magnificent views of not only the Golden Gate Bridge, but also infamous Alcatraz. From there, you’ll trek towards the Marina and Presidio as the bridge draws ever closer. The last leg will take you to Beach Street & Ghirardelli Square where countless locals and fellow runners will be cheering you on to the finish line!

Date: November 3, 2019

Start Time: 7:00 AM

Start Line: Start Location – Aquatic Park Waterfront

Time Limit: 3 hours

*5K Course is highlighted in yellow. This is the 2019 Course Map.

Run the Golden Gate Bridge!
November 3, 2019

The Golden Gate Half Marathon is one of the few races you can enter in the Bay area that takes runners across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

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