Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco, California is the largest woman’s marathon in the world, and the 2015 run will be the 12th anniversary of the event. A full marathon course is available, as well as a half-marathon distance race of 13.1 miles. If you are looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon, you can do so on this USATF-certified course. There will be approximately 25,000 participants in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon
In 2014, 25000 women, as well as a few good men, ran in the 11th annual Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission. It’s also considered the largest women’s race in the world to date, with a total of 245,000 female race participants representing 54 countries and all 50 U.S. states from when it first started.
Men: 6:30 am
Women: 6:30 am
To participate in Nike Women’s Marathon you can register in the official website. Entry fees is $200.
Register by 11:59AM PDT Monday June 29, 2015 to secure your spot in the Random Draw. Participants receiving accepted entries will be registered for the Half Marathon and will also have the opportunity to register for additional Nike Women San Francisco weekend events, until events have reached capacity, for no additional cost
Course / Route Map
The course for the Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco will start in Union Square and wind through Golden Gate Park, the Presidio and past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The 2014 course, however, will finish at the Marina Green, a reversal of the route that used to end on the Great Highway at Ocean Beach.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
Time Limits & Cutoffs
The course in San Francisco will be open for 3 hours. You must maintain a 15:00 min/mile pace in order to receive and a Tiffany & Co. Finisher’s Necklace.
Prize Money & Awards
The Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco will recognize and award the top three female runners to cross the finish line in half marathon.
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
Each finisher of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon will receive an official finisher’s necklace designed by Tiffany & Co.
Water Stops & Refreshments
The course will have 14 aid stations along the course. Porto-lets will be available at all aid stations.
Expected Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 55°F to 69°F and is rarely below 51°F or above 78°F. Relative humidity ranges from 58% (mildly humid) to 83% (humid), rarely dropping below 38% (comfortable), or exceeding 94% (very humid).