Oct 1 - December 13

2020 San Francisco Marathon Virtual Race




While our in-person race has been cancelled due to COVID-19, you can still take part in the annual SF Marathon from the safety of your own streets!

  1. Use our Virtual 365 Real Time Live Race App. This app allows you to follow along on our SF course as you run your own course, complete head to head against other runners, have your race pace tracked and even have your friends and family follow your run!  See how the app works here.
    • Race time: The race is open on the app is from Friday, November 13th at 7am PST to Monday, November 16th at 7pm PST AND Friday, December 11th at 7am to Monday, December 14th at 7pm.
    • As our normal race location is San Francisco, the official race start time will be 7am PST on Sunday, November 15th. For those outside of the PST zone, we still encourage runners to start at your 7am local time. If that doesn’t work, you can run at any time during the open windows.
  2. Run on your own time. Pick any day and any course, track your run however you want (eg Garmin) and submit your results to our leaderboard by December 13th 11:59pm PST. Use of a tracking device is optional. Learn more about how to run a virtual race on your own here.



What is a virtual Event?

A virtual event is an event that involves people interacting remotely/virtually, rather than meeting in a physical location.

Our virtual events, such as a 5k run, walk or cycling is an event that a participant completes wherever and whenever they choose, this can be done on neighborhood streets, sidewalks, trails or even on a treadmill. The event is open for a stated amount of time, days/weeks with a given distance or time goal.  The participant pays the registration fee and in exchange, they receive an award for their participation, typically this is a shirt and medal, however, the event organizer can choose to offer whatever items they would like, examples are a tote bag, a premium jacket, a water bottle or maybe just a digital badge.  A leaderboard is also provided for participants to post their finish times and see and compare with other participants’ results.

How does a virtual event work?

Simply register for your event here, the next step is to complete the distance or goal of the race and earn your participant items. The goal set by the event rules that you registered for can be completed at any location you choose.  You may also choose to run, walk, or bike, indoors or outside.  The choice is completely up to you, this has to be completed on or during the virtual event date(s) stated.   When you complete your event simply enter your results on our results tracking page (linked here) and see how you did against your fellow virtual participants.  Upon completion of the event, you will be mailed your participant items, typically sent two weeks post-event completion.  This is a great way to build community, keep fit, and maybe even raise funds. 


How do I prove I participated in the event?

Currently, all virtual events are based on the honor system for submitting your results.  Once you complete the event you're registered for, simply go to our Post Event Results page, choose the event within the dropdown, record your time, and then submit. It's that easy.