Run San Francisco
Welcome to San Francisco, home to a little bit of everything, and a lot of great places to run. Recently voted Runner’s World #1 Best Running City in America, we’ve got everything a runner might want. From scenic coastal trails offering breathtaking views, to perfect running weather with our foggy summers and warm autumns, many one-of-a-kind race event experiences, culture, dining, and more, we hope you consider San Francisco as your next running destination. To get you started, here are partner discounts on some of our best running events. And be sure to explore the rest of www.sftravel.com for all that San Francisco has to offer, including how to book your next trip here.
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Bay to Breakers 12k
May 21, 2017
With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the iconic 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. From the colorful costumes – to the World Centipede Championships – to the “upstream swimming salmon,” Bay to Breakers encapsulates more than 105 years of rich history and quirky traditions. This quintessential San Francisco experience is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay. The 2017 edition will take place on Sunday, May 21.
Discount Code: $5 off with RUNSFB2B5
Across The Bay 12k & 5k
July 9, 2017
Thirty-three years old, Across the Bay 12k & 415k (3.1 miles) returns to the San Francisco streets July 9th, 2017. The 12k features a point to point journey starting in Sausalito, running across the Golden Gate Bridge, and finishing in Aquatic Park. The 5k starts and finishes in San Francisco. All participants receive a finisher medal and race tech tee designed by local artists at San Franpsycho.
Discount Code: 10% off with SFTRAVEL
San Francisco Giant Race Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids Race, and Family Relay
August 27, 2017
Join 20,000 runners from 45 states and 16 countries for the San Francisco Giant Race Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, Kids Race, and Family Relay on August 27th that finishes on the field at AT&T Park (home of baseball's San Francisco Giants). Giant Race allows you to explore the San Francisco waterfront while racing along the flattest and fastest course in town. All runners receive a finisher medal, race tech tee, and SF Giants player-themed bobblehead. The San Francisco Giant Race is part of the largest endurance event series in Major League Baseball, the Giant Race Series, which gives baseball fans and running enthusiasts an unforgettable journey of run, walk, fitness, and training experiences all baseball-season long.
Discount Code: $10 off with GREXPOTOUR
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K
February 4, 2018
The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon is a certified 13.1 mile course and is ranked as one of the most scenic in the country by Runner’s World. Enjoy the sights of Golden Gate Park and run along the Pacific Ocean before celebrating your finish under the Murphy Windmill. From veteran runners looking for a personal best on this fast course, to first time half marathoners, this race is a gem for all. If you're looking for a shorter distance or want to make it a family affair, check out the 5k option.
The San Francisco Marathon
The San Francisco Marathon welcomes over 27,000 runners who participate in San Francisco’s only Full Marathon, as well as two Half Marathons, a 5K and an Ultramarathon. The 40th Anniversary race, to be held on July 23rd, 2017, is already sold out. Early-bird registration for July 2018 will open soon! This annual event is a USATF certified course, a Boston Marathon Qualifier and Olympic Team Trials Qualifier race. Runners start along the Embarcadero, traverse the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge and run through Golden Gate Park, the Mission District, along the waterfront, and more, to the Finish Line Festival in Justin Herman Plaza. This destination race, located in the #1 running city in North America, attracts runners from all 50 states and 79 countries.