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 follows the Golden Gate Promenade to Fort Point. You’ll then head back through the Marina to Marina Green where countless locals and fellow runners will be cheering you on to the finish line!

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New in 2018!
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Calling all Winos! Announcing the 2018 Finish Line wine festival.

We are dedicated to making your race-cation EVEN more memorable. That’s why we are excited to announce the addition of our Finish Line Wine Festival.

This is an exclusive offer limited to 500 participants only.

Packet Pickup

Join us for a full weekend of festivities.

We’re celebrating one of the most iconic city in our nation and we want you and your friends to be a part of it! Join us on Saturday, November 3, 2018 for our RunSF Expo. Bring your friends and family and check out all the local vendors, enjoy some free sampling, maybe 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!!)

IMPORTANT RUNNER NOTICE

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 (unless a VIP Registration has been purchased)!

RACE BIB DELIVERY

The Golden Gate Half is happy to offer Race Bib Delivery for the 2018 race. We will be mailing out your Race Bib & Timing Chip Only** Runners will have to pick up your Goodie Bag and Shirt at the Expo or Race Day. Option is limited and only available until September 22.

Important: if you are enrolled in the Golden State Half Series, you must purchase each option for each race separately.

EXPO HOURS

Saturday, November 3 from 11AM to 6PM.
Sunday, November 4 (Finish Line festival) from 7AM to 11AM

LOCATION

Maritime Museum
900 Beach St, San Francisco , CA
Click here for directions.

ADMISSION

Free to everyone! So bring friends and family!

Rules
  • 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.
  • 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 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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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 2019 event. Deferrals must be processed by the event registration team. An administration fee of $25 will be charged in the event you defer. The deferral will expire after the 2019 event and you will not be able to defer your registration again. Athletes may request a deferral by submitting an email request to [email protected] prior to October 28th, 2018.

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 2nd, 2018. 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/

Virtual Run: If you cannot attend the race in person you may run the half marathon or 5K “virtually” and still receive the same perks. To run virtually you must upgrade your registration to the virtual option for $10. Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.com account and select “Purchase merchandise” to select the Virtual Upgrade option. Visit the “Virtual Run” section on the Distances page of our website for full information on participating as a Virtual Runner.

Reviews

RaceRaves

“Awesome, worth every min of my 36h trip! Fantastic city with a fantastic view! My friends asked my choice, Rio de Janeiro or Golden Gate and today i must answer “Golden Gate Half Marathon”. Daniel from São José dos Campos, Brazil

“I truly enjoyed this race. I entered it as part of the three race Golden Gate Half series. This was my third stop on the journey.” K2ayers

“ It’s worth 18 hours travel. I’ve never been so excited at the end of a race! And running on the golden gate bridge is the best way to enjoy it!” @mezzasanfrancisco from Italy.

Check out Raceraves.com to see what other runners had to say about their race experience.

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