Nike Women’s Marathon SF Registration Process

April 10, 2012

Random draw for the 10th anniversary of the Nike Women’s Marathon San Francisco opens 6.3.13. To keep yourself notified of any updates, like NWM facebook page and keep a lookout for notifications. 2012 registration details were as below.


2012 Registration Details

Registration for the 2012 Nike Women’s Marathon will once again be held through a random drawing process. Runners can begin registering for the random drawing beginning Monday, April 9th at 9am PDT. Registration for the random drawing will close on Friday, April 20th at 11:59pm PDT. You may register at any time during the registration period; registering early does not improve your chance of being selected.

Form a Group Before Registering

This year, if you are interested in registering as a group, you can obtain a Group ID prior to registering in the random drawing. The ONLY reason to register as part of a group is if you and your friends only want to run the race if you are all together. During the random drawing selections the group is either accepted as a whole or not at all. Registering as a group does not increase your chances of being selected. If you would like to register as a group, there are FOUR easy steps:

  1. Designate ONE person in your group to be the group leader.
  2. Beginning Monday, March 26th, the group leader must obtain a Group ID by completing the Group ID application form.
  3. Once the Group ID has been obtained, the group leader MUST copy, paste and send the Group ID to everyone in the group. All group members need to copy and paste the Group ID to reduce the chances of typos.
  4. Starting April 9th, every member of the group needs to input the Group ID in the appropriate box on their own random drawing application. Your Group ID must be entered correctly to be considered. If your group is selected and you mistyped your Group ID during registration, you will not be included in that group.

Random Drawing Procedure

Participants must apply online between Monday, April 9th and Friday, April 20th to qualify for the random drawing. Only one application will be allowed per person and duplicate applications will be removed prior to the random drawing. If your name is selected, we will attempt to process your payment. Only runners whose payments are successful will be offered a place in the race. Once credit card payment has been verified, accepted participants will be notified via email in late April. Applicants not selected in the random drawing will also receive an email in late April notifying them of their status.

Check Your Registration Status

This year, you can track your random drawing application throughout the registration process! Once you have completed your application, use the searchable database to make sure you entered the correct Group ID, be first to see results at the random drawing site and more!

*New random drawing applications are uploaded at the end of each business day. If you don’t see your in the database right away, just relax, and check back in 24 hours. Then, if you still don’t see it, please contact at NWM@OBEXP.COM

BTW, you can’t trick the system.

  • Registering early does not increase your changes of being selected in the random drawing.
  • Registering as part of a group doesn’t either.
  • You get one entry. Duplicates (registration as both an individual and with a group) are void and grounds for complete removal from the random drawing.

For more information on this year’s event or registration inquires, please email NWM@OBEXP.COM or call us at 1.866.RUN.NIKE.

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{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather October 12, 2013 at 8:13 am

Anyone still have a full bib to sell


Cora October 8, 2013 at 8:05 am

Would love to buy your 1/2marathon bib let me know


Cora October 8, 2013 at 8:06 am
Jennifer October 13, 2013 at 7:20 am

If anyone has an extra bib for the San Francisco half to buy please email me. Will be in town and would love to do it. ASAP the better!


Rita October 6, 2013 at 8:10 am

Looking for a bib for Nike San Francisco…just found out I will be in town that weekend!!


Enisha September 26, 2013 at 7:42 am

Got injured and will not be able to run the NWM this year. Have a bib for the 1/2 marathon for sale if anyone is interested. Only looking for the registration fee of $175. Please let me know, email is


Rita October 6, 2013 at 8:07 am

I will unexpectedly be in San Francisco.
Have you sold your bib yet
How does that work?
Phone 918-740-2643


R September 22, 2013 at 5:20 am

Selling a bib number for the SF Nike 1/2 Marathon. Asking the entry fee $175. Serious interest only contact me:


Rita October 6, 2013 at 8:08 am

Have you sold bib yet?
How does that work?
I will unexpectedly be in San Francisco that weekend!
phone 918-740-2643


Susie September 13, 2013 at 11:04 am

Does anyone have a number they want to sell. I am willing to buy either half or full.


Katie Stollmeyer August 31, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Hello, I would love to buy a bib for the 1/2 of full. I entered the random drawing and didn’t get in, but have been training nonetheless and would love the opportunity! Thanks.


Monica August 31, 2013 at 11:13 am

I will also like to buy a bib number if someone cant run due to injuries/sickness in SAN FRANCISCo!!!! Please e mail me!!!


Monica August 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

For the MARATHON please! E mail me at!


Lea August 31, 2013 at 8:19 am

If you have a bib to sell – half or full for NWM, please e-mail me – Thanks, Lea


Anita August 27, 2013 at 1:59 am

I would love to do the 1/2 marathon if you have a bib to sell.


Corrina August 13, 2013 at 1:52 am

PLEASE let me know if you are selling your bib for the half ( or 503.351.2745 is my number. I am very interested in participating this year and would love to take your spot if you cannot attend
Thanks in advance


Erika August 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I will buy a bib if anyone cannot run


Tina August 1, 2013 at 7:25 am

Would love to buy a bib for half or full marathon if anyone wants to sell their bib.



Kris August 19, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I am registered for the marathon and cannot do it this year… to close to NY and I am doing that on Nov. 3. Are you still interested in my bib?


Lea August 31, 2013 at 8:37 am

Kris, did Tina buy you bib? I would be interested if she did not! Good luck for NY!


cristina esparza July 25, 2013 at 11:05 am

Would love to buy someones race spot for san Francisco! Email me


aprol July 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

Where do you buy the tiffany runners from?


wendy July 9, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I have a number to sell…email if you want to buy it.


aprol July 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

How much?


Renee Schuessler July 20, 2013 at 3:11 am

I want to buy your number! email me back at if you are still selling


leigh June 29, 2013 at 7:09 am

Things have changed, we 3 of us got chosen and wont be able to race, can we get a refund?


Kimmie Burton July 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

I will be willing to buy one of your bibs, please email me at, kimmie burton, number 949-394-7944, let me know how you want me to pay for one of your bibs


Renee Schuessler July 20, 2013 at 3:12 am

I would like to buy one of your entries as well if you are still selling! email


Cristina Esparza July 25, 2013 at 1:21 am

Do you still have 1 for sale?


Gigi August 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

Hello. Do you still have any for sale?


Heather October 12, 2013 at 8:12 am

Would love to buy your entry if there’s still one available


shelby June 29, 2013 at 3:26 am

I did not get selected and they charged my card today. WTF!


Yolonda June 4, 2013 at 4:48 am

how long do you have to do 1/2 marathon? can you walk it or must it be run?


Kaila May 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm

If we don’t get picked from the draw then do we get refunded our money?


Vali June 3, 2013 at 8:21 pm

They do not charge the card unless you are selected. No worries. I wasn’t selected last year and there was no charge on my card.


Heather June 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm

You won’t get charged unless you are chosen.


shirlee April 30, 2013 at 11:15 am

How do I sign up for San Franscico marathon 10/20/2013 ??


Barb April 24, 2013 at 3:03 am

I sent the Nike Women’s FB page a message and they wrote me back and said registration for the San Fran race will open once the DC race has been completed this month. They said it is not open yet….. so I guess we are to stay tuned :)


Terra Forristel April 21, 2013 at 9:02 am

How do you find registration information for this race?!!!!!!!!!! It’s crazy!!!


Nancy April 21, 2013 at 2:50 am

I am trying to register today April 20th and the registration page says that Friday April 20th is the last day. Will you allow me to register because there is a typo on the main page?


gv April 18, 2013 at 4:35 am

where do we sign up for the nike women’s lottery – 2013?
very frustrating that i can’t find anything!


gv April 18, 2013 at 4:35 am

where do we sign up for the nike women’s lottery?
very frustrating that i can’t find anything!


Heather Irwin April 14, 2013 at 7:37 am

I want to sign up for the half for two people; how do I do this. Thanks.


amelya April 13, 2013 at 1:59 am

So seems like I’m not the only one having an impossible time registering….. anyone find out what the problem is yet?


kate April 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm

where do i register to run? the registration above does not apply to a single (no relay) non nike member?


Allison G. April 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

I too am looking for more information on when/how to sign up for the NWM 2013 lottery.


Dee Kaminski April 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

trying to locate the current info for the womens half in SF for 10/20/13


Ckncoopsmom April 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Wondering the same thing…any news on Nike Marathon group/individual sign up dates? Excitement mounting for 2013 Nike run for SFO!


Carole April 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

I am also wondering when the group registration is for 2013. Thank you


Patty godfrey March 26, 2013 at 6:59 pm

when is group registration taking place for 2013?


marilynmanuel December 4, 2012 at 11:56 pm

i was trying to signup under a group black girl run number s7ylq4 and it gave me a new number rdk486


Tina Boulton April 20, 2012 at 7:58 am

I tried several times to register and it kept saying something went wrong. My credit card info was all correct and it wouldnt take it. I tried a different card same thing. How can I be sure I am registered?


erika April 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I am having the exact same issue. I have tried on multiple computers.

ALSO – does it matter whether you are putting in lottery for the half or the full? Do they hold a certain amount of spots for each?


Jude Sell-Gutowski April 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I have been unable to open the group application because of a pop-up. I am wondering if others have had this issues, as well? My daughter an I have run together the past 3 years, and would like to do so again.


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