Race Info

The Golden Gate Half is more than just a 13.1-mile run through San Francisco.

Rather, it is a spectacular journey through this stunning City by the Bay. The chance to run across the Golden Gate Bridge is an experience unlike any other, but it is far from the only breathtaking moment you’ll enjoy along the way.

The fun 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 through both the Marina and Presidio as the bridge draws ever closer.

Once you reach this masterpiece of cable and steel, you’ll first travel on the eastern walkway toward Vista Point and then head back to the City on the bridge’s western walkway. All the while, stretched out before you will be the extraordinary sights of both the San Francisco cityscape and coastline.

After you exit the bridge, the last leg of the half marathon will take you to Beach Street & Ghirardelli Square where countless locals and fellow runners will be cheering you on to the finish line!

Packet Pickup

Join us for a full weekend of festivities.

We’re celebrating one of the most iconic cities in our nation and we want you and your friends to be a part of it! Join us on Saturday, November 2, 2019 for our RunSF Expo. Bring your friends and family to check out all the local vendors, enjoy free samples, take part in some last minute shopping and more! With a wide variety of exhibitors including the latest in run technology, nutrition, fitness, as well as local SF businesses, it’s an exciting and interactive Expo that’s free to the public and has something for the whole family (YES, kids too!)


All runners must attend the RunSF Expo to pick up their race bib number, event tee and any other items you may need to compete in the Golden Gate Half.

RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP OPTION IS AVAILABLE THROUGH ACTIVE.COM for $25 (unless a VIP Registration has been purchased). There is limited availability. 

Date: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Time: 5:30AM – 6:30AM
Location: Ghirardelli Square & Beach Street  –  San Francisco , CA
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Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11AM to 5PM.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 (Finish Line Festival) from 7AM to 11AM


Ghirardelli Square & Beach Street –  San Francisco , CA
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Free to everyone! So bring friends and family!

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  • If you attempt to sell your race number, you may not be able to participant in future events.
  • You must be at least 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon.
  • You must be in good health.
  • You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
  • You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Golden Gate Half Expo unless you provide the necessary documents for a friend to pick up on your behalf.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • Medals and/or shirts will not be mailed out.
  • No bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course.
Run the Golden Gate Bridge!
November 1, 2020

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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Check the Travel Info page for more details on parking and road closures.

Mobile Tracking
Runner Tracking

Sign up for FREE Mobile Results and Runner Tracking

Runners can sign up to receive their results via SMS, email, Twitter or Facebook! Share the link with your friends and family and they can track your progress all the way to the finish line! Click HERE for the link.  

Transfers and Cancellations

Entry fees are non-refundable.

We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. We have created a great policy that offers you several different options in the event you cannot attend on race day. (You may choose only one of the options below.)

Defer Your Entry: You may defer your entry to the 2020 event. Deferrals must be processed by the registration team and an administration fee of 50% of the cost of the following year’s registration cost will be charged in the event you defer. The deferral will expire after the 2020 event and you will not be able to defer your registration again. Deferral requests must be submitted by email request to registration@motivsports.com no later than October 20th, 2019.

Transfers: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. However, bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge of $25 and must be processed through your ACTIVE MyEvents account no later than November 1st, 2019. If you transfer your bib, you will receive a refund (minus the $25 administration charge) once the new participant signs up. The new runner will need to pay the full entry fee at the time of the transfer. This process is in place to avoid any fraudulent sales of race numbers.

Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.com account and select “Transfer registration” to begin the process.

Purchase Event Insurance: Booking Protect offers Registration Protector, which provides insurance to runners in many emergency and injury situations. This must be purchased at the time of registration, and cannot be retroactively added. If an event occurs that is covered under their policy, you would need to file a claim to receive a full race refund.

For questions and inquiries regarding submitting an insurance claim, please contact Booking Protect using the following methods.

Submit a Refund Application: https://bookingprotect.com/refund/
General Customer Service: https://bookingprotect.com/contact-us/