Half Marathon
2018 Registration

For the safety of all participants and smooth operations of course closures, runners must start the Half Marathon on time at 7:00am and the 5k at 7:15am. 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.

November 4, 2018

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 / per 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.

USATF-certified course

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.

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 raceday
– Pre-race Energizing Breakfast Items served in the Lounge
– Private Gear Check with Pick-up at 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 2018 Finisher Item to add to your collection – delivered with your packet.

Check out our 2017 Finisher Jacket


Date: November 4, 2018

Start Time: 7:15 AM

Start Line: Start Location – Aquatic Park Waterfront

Time Limit: 3 hours

Virtual Run

The Golden Gate Half is excited to offer a Virtual Run Option for the 2018 event.

Virtual Runners’ Post Race package will include:
– Bib
– Official Finisher Shirt
– Official Finisher Medal

When you sign up for the Virtual Race option, you will need to complete the virtual 13.1 mile race (Half Marathon) or 3.1 mile race (5K) and submit a proof between October 28 and November 13, 2018.

Race Proof can be:
– Photo proof of your tracking device showing the date and distance
– Link to Garmin, MapMyRun, Nikeplus, RunKeeper, Runtastic or Strava tracking.


We understand that sometimes things might happen and you may no longer be able to attend the event. We’re very excited to offer you a brand new alternative to run your race and get your Official Finisher Shirt AND Medal.

Click here to login to your Active account and select “Purchase additional Merchandise”.


– Virtual Race Upgrade may be purchased until November 13.
– You must be registered as a Runner for the 2018 SoFi Golden Gate Half marathon or 5k course distance in order to purchase the upgrade.
– Virtual runners cannot run the Official Course race.
– Virtual Race Upgrade fees will not be refunded or transferred.
– Proofs of the race must be submitted by November 13 at the latest at: info@raceforce.com
– Proofs of the race must match the registration name. i.e.: If You submit tracking from Garmin, Garmin account must be listed in your name and match the name on the registration record.
– Do not send any data before October 28.
– Your finish time will not be posted on the Results Page.
– Data / Race completed before October 28 will not apply.
– Runners who signed up for the tradition course race may be allowed to switch to the Virtual before November 13. Runners who decide to transfer from the Course race to the virtual race must submit their request by November 13. No transfer to the virtual race will be accepted past this date. There is a $35 transfer fee.
– Bib, Shirts and Medals will be mailed to the address listed on the registration form By November 20.
– We will NOT mail out outside of the United States.
– Virtual Race Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
– Once we receive and accept your virtual entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot submit your proof in time, you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
– Virtual Race registration is required in order to participate in the program.

Run the Golden Gate Bridge!
November 4, 2018

The SoFi 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. Register today and don't miss this epic opportunity!

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