Globetrotter Big Cities Races 

Receive this race for FREE when you purchase a Virtual San Francisco Marathon race! Link here to register

Training and competition all rolled into one, that’s what this series is all about. Use these 7 virtual races for a chance to win a free entry into the 2022 San Francisco Marathon races, In-Person or Virtual – your choice. 

How it works:

  • San Francisco Marathon Virtual race registrants will be emailed a code to use to sign up for this series for free.
  • Each month, June to December we will host a virtual race, where you can attempt a PR while you compete against others using our Real-Time racing app, Virtual 365. 
  • All M/F Age Group Winners and Overall Winners each month will win entries into the 2022 SF Marathon, in person or virtual, your choice
  • Post GPS results manually to our leaderboard or we will automatically upload them if you participate in our live event
  • Choose them all, your entry makes you eligible for all 7
  • You may only win once.

Age Groups: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90 and over.  

Live Virtual Event Dates:

  • July 17 – 18
  • July 31 – Aug 1
  • August 28 – 29
  • September 25 – 26
  • October 23 – 24
  • November 20 – 21
  • December 18 – 19

Bonus!  If you are running one of the Big 7 seven races, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, Paris, or Tokyo either in-person or virtually, you will have the opportunity to participate in our Virtual SFM Race at the same time and earn yet another chance to win a free entry!

June - Dec

Globetrotter Big Cities Series


Select 7 races (one race per city, you must choose 7):

Birth Date & Gender

Frequently Asked Questions

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.


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