Event Date:FEBRUARY 4, 2024

The 40th edition of the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon®, 10K & 5K returns on February 4, 2024.  A fixture on the Bay Area racing calendar, participants are treated to scenic course routes in Golden Gate Park and along the Pacific Ocean, with race proceeds supporting local charities in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Race amenities include long sleeve T-shirts, custom finisher’s medallions, and a variety of food and beverage offerings in our Post-Race Festival.

BIB PICK UP

If you’re picking up a bib for a friend, please bring this form signed.

Please note that all participant shirts will be picked up after the race in the post-race festival area, regardless of how you choose to receive your bib.

START LINE

  • The start line is at John F. Kennedy Drive east of Stow Lake Drive.
  • 5K: 7:50 a.m.
    Note: If you are running the 5K, you will need to start promptly at 7:50 a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Half Marathon: 8:00 a.m.
  • 10K: 8:00 a.m.

View start line area map

The start line will have the following amenities:

  • Pre-event warm-ups by Kaiser Permanente
  • Water
  • Gear check – Closes at 7:50 a.m.
  • Port-a-johns
  • Solutions

A note about gear check:
The race will provide a clear bag so you can check your belongings at the start (no valuables, please!). Race crew will transport gear to the finish line where you will pick it up. You must have your bib for pick-up.

FINISH

  • All in the southwest corner of Golden Gate Park.
  • 5K Finish: On Martin Luther King Drive, a block away from the Half Marathon finish.
  • 10K and Half Marathon: On Bernice Rodgers Way, near Martin Luther King Drive.

Post-race events and amenities include:

    • Awards ceremony and age division medals
    • Finisher medals
    • Long sleeve finisher race T-shirt pick-up
    • Merchandise sales
    • Sponsor product sampling
    • Gear pick-up

 

POST-RACE FESTIVAL

After the race, stick around for our post-race festival featuring vendor and sponsor activations. Once you cross the finish line, pick up your medal, water, and snacks. You’ll also pick up your finisher shirt (and gear bag if you checked one!) in the post-race festival area.

COURSE INFORMATION

View the course map

The 5K, 10K & San Francisco Half Marathon® are point to point with a net loss in altitude from the east end of Golden Gate Park to the far west end.

The 5K is a fast, net downhill 3.1 mile course certified by USA Track & Field (certification number CA15002TK). View 5K course map.

The 10K is also a fast, net downhill course, 6.2 miles and USA Track & Field certified (certification number CA18029DT). View 10K course map

The Half Marathon course will take runners out around the Panhandle, back through Golden Gate Park, and out and back on the Great Highway and finishes at the entrance to the Kaiser Permanente Post-Race Festival. The half marathon course is also USA Track & Field certified (certification number: CA11006TK). View half marathon course map.

After 11 a.m., Half Marathon participants still on the course will be moved to the pedestrian pathway to finish the course (the finish line is open until noon).

COURSE SUPPORT

All stops will now have water and Nuun.

Half Marathon: Water and Nuun will be served at the start, at miles 1.8, 3.4, 5.6, 7, 8.6, 10.3, and 12.0.

10K: Water and Nuun will be served at miles 2.6, 4.1, and 5.5.

5K: Water and Nuun will be served at mile 1.4.

Course monitors will be located on the routes.

Pacers will be also be available on course during the race, courtesy of Run Club SF, for the following time goals:

1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00

MEDICAL SUPPORT

Medical support will be overseen by the Kaiser Permanente medical team.
There will be a medical tent staffed with trained emergency personnel at the start line, at the finish line and in the expo area of the event. There will also be medical staffing at various course aid stations.
Ambulances will be located at the start line, on the course, at the finish line and in the expo area.

There will be mobile medics roaming the course throughout the race. Medical personnel will be clearly visible, wearing a medical response uniform. If there is a medical need on the course, please let one of the course monitors or a volunteer at one of the aid stations know as soon as possible and they will call for medical assistance. Each participant is responsible for his or her own health insurance.

COURSE SAFETY RULES

  • If you wear earphones, wear ones that allow you to hear your surroundings.
  • No dogs, skates, bikes, scooters, etc. on the courses.
  • Runners line up according to your minute-per-mile pace.
  • Baby joggers and walkers, please line up at the back of the start corrals.

TRAINING

During registration for your event you will have the opportunity to include an adaptive training program based on your fitness and the time you have to prepare for the distance you’ve chosen. Both complimentary and premium (your cost) coaching options will be available to you through our partners at Runcoach. Our goal is to provide you with a host of training options to meet you where you are in your running journey.

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