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Event Details

Click the map for a larger view of the US Half Marathon, San Francisco course.
Course Logistics
  • The 13.1-mile, half marathon course starts and finishes in Aquatic Park
  • The course is primarily flat but includes 3 challenging climbs near the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Roads will reopen to vehicular traffic on a 13 minute/mile pace, at which point slower runners and walkers may need to proceed along the side of the course. The finish line will remain open until 4 hours following the start
  • Mile markers will be positioned at each mile along the course
What does my registration in the US Half, SF include?
  • Entry to the US Half Marathon, San Francisco
  • Access to an exhilarating course with a run out and back across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Chip timing (Half & 12K only)
  • Access to pre and post race events
  • US Half Marathon T-shirt
  • Finisher's Medal (Half & 12K only)
Cash & Awards

Participants will be awarded in the following manner:
  • $2,000 for New Half Course Records (Male & Female)
  • Top 3 Overall Male & Female (Half & 12K)
  • Top Male & Female from San Francisco (Half Only)
  • Awards to top 3 Male & Female in the following age divisions: 19-under, 20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69,70+ *Subject to change based on number of entries per group (Half Only)
  • Divisions will be determined by the runner's age on race day
  • In accordance with USATF Rules, overall awards & cash awards will be determined by gun time while age group awards will be determined by chip time
Climate
  • Average Low/High Temperatures: 54F / 70F
  • Record High: 86F (1964)

  • Current San Francisco Weather
Race Course Directions (Print Version)
  • Start at Aquatic Park
  • Proceed up a slight hill on Van Ness to Bay St
  • Take a right on Bay St
  • Continue 4 blocks to Laguna
  • Take a right on Laguna to Marina Blvd
  • Continue on Marina until Crissy Field Gate
  • Proceed straight on Old Mason St
  • Veer right at the end towards the Warming Hut & West Bluff Parking Area
  • Take a left on Long Ave to Lincoln Ave
  • Proceed south on Lincoln Ave down Crissy Field Ave
  • Take a right on McDowell toward Lincoln Ave
  • Take a right on Lincoln Ave through the southeast parking lot at the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Proceed to the east sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • On the north end, just north of the Vista Point entrance, veer right on the maintenance road and follow this to the road under the Bridge, then follow this to the parking lot and onto the west sidewalk of the Bridge
  • Continue on west sidewalk and proceed to the right at the end onto Battery East Bicycle Path to Lincoln Blvd.
  • Take a left down Long Ave to Fort Point
  • After the turn around proceed onto the Golden Gate Promenade to Crissy Field Parking Lot
  • Veer right onto the diagonal trail that meets up with Marina Blvd at the Crissy Field Gate
  • Proceed on the Marina Blvd sidewalk to Fort Mason
  • Proceed up McDowell Pass over Fort Mason
  • Continue straight over Van Ness and to the finish line!
Start!
  • Sunday, November 4th, 2007 at 7:00am (Half), 7:30 (12K & 5K)
  • Runner's enter at the foot of Van Ness on Municipal Pier adjacent to Aquatic Park
There will be no check-in table or late registration on race day!

Timing
  • Make every stride count! The US Half Marathon utilizes the computerized chip timing system, which records each runners actual running time to the second
  • Chip timing starts a runners time when they reach the starting line instead of when the gun goes off
  • Your finish time is then calculated precisely when you cross the finish line
  • Be sure to return your chip to the collection boxes after you finish
Water Stops & First Aid
  • Water will be available at 5 aid stations along the course, and at the finish
  • Medical teams will be at the start, finish and along the course
Smile!
  • brightroom will be at the event taking photos on the course, at the finish line and after you finish. Be sure to have your race number visible on the FRONT of your body at all times
  • Photos will be available online at brightroom.com within a few days after the race. Have a great race and we�ll see you at the finish line
Safety & Race Courtesy
  • Do not run in from the sides. It endangers you and other runners
  • No roller blades, skateboards, or bicycles
  • No strollers (5K only) or assisted wheelchairs
  • No animals
  • Walkers and slower traffic stay to the right and line up at the back of the pack
Great Job!

Once you finish running, there's still lots to do at the finish line:
  • A post-race festival awaits you, located at historic Aquatic Park. Enjoy refreshments, visit event sponsors, take photos with fellow racers and reunite with family and friends
Post-race Results:
  • Official results will be available through our website immediately following the event!
Also visit our FAQ section for answers to other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you still can�t find the answer to your question or if you need additional information, contact us directly.







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