All participants receive long sleeve T-shirts, custom finisher’s medals, one free photo download from our photo sponsor, Marathon Foto, after the race, and a variety of food and beverage offerings in our Post-Race Festival. 

Half Marathon

Starting near the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park, this half marathon briefly hits city streets, meanders past landmarks like the Conservatory of Flowers, the Music Concourse, and the famed San Francisco windmills while also offering Pacific Ocean vistas. This fast, net downhill race is not one to miss!


The 10K distance takes a short jog onto the Panhandle, returning back to Golden Gate Park for a very fast downhill stretch of effortless running while enjoying sights of Spreckles Lake and the Buffalo Paddock. This is a PR course, no doubt about it! We can’t wait to welcome you to the start line!


The 5K course is a perfect showcase of what an asset Golden Gate Park is to the city and community of San Francisco. It is also very fast, family friendly, and fun — no excuses, join us! Set your sights on new finish lines for 2024 – we can’t wait to hand you a medal!


  • If you need to cancel, please email us at [email protected] to inform us of your cancellation. If you do cancel, you may take the amount of your entry fee as a charitable donation on your income tax return. Pamakid Runners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • You may transfer your registration to another individual for a fee ($15 for the 5K, $20 for the 10K, and $25 for the Half Marathon). Transfers must be made by January 5, 2025. Click here for instructions on how to transfer your registration.
  • Registrants who are pregnant and are unable to participate in the race can email [email protected] with a doctor’s note for a one-time deferral at no charge.  Deferrals otherwise are not accepted.


  • During the registration process, you have the opportunity to add refund protection offered from Protect Group. This enables you to receive a refund for the race if you are unable to attend the event. Please note: you CANNOT retroactively add refund protection. If you select this option, refunds are given by Protect Group. The race is not involved in the refund process in any way. Refunds will be given on all cart items at the time of your initial checkout (items added at a later date will not be refunded). Please see HERE for approved refund circumstances.


  • Downgrades (higher price point race to lower price point race) are available for a $10 fee. Click here for instructions on how to downgrade your registration.
  • Upgrades (lower price point race to a higher price point race) are available for a $10 fee plus the cost difference at the current price tier. Click here for instructions on how to upgrade your registration.
  • Downgrades and upgrades must be processed by January 5, 2025 and are only supported if the events are still open for registration.
  • Changes cannot be made on race day.
  • We do not offer on-site registration.


Complimentary Entry Standards for Elite Athletes

You can apply if you have run the following half marathon time in the last 18 months:

Men Half Marathon 1:08:00

Women Half Marathon 1:20:00

Non-Binary Half Marathon: 1:16:00

To apply for an elite entry, please fill out the following form:


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    • Do not come to an event if you are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19.
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    • If you develop signs and symptoms of illness while at the event, please leave and seek medical assistance as appropriate.
    • Wear masks or facial coverings when and where suggested (or mandated by the local health authority).
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Hand sanitizer and extra face coverings will be made available for attendees at events.
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