San Francisco Half Marathons

San Francisco Half Marathons which are the most popular runs in the San francisco bay area are listed on this page. The races are listed chronologically based on the month they are held every year.

Kaiser Permanente SF half marathon

The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco half marathon is held in February. This race is held to benefit the Koret Family House, The Harbor Light Center for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities.

Post race activities include finisher's t-shirt and free foot checks, flexibility screenings and body mass index (BMI) screenings in the Kaiser Permanente health and fitness tents.

Santa Cruz half marathon

Santa Cruz half marathon has breathtaking vistas of the pacific coastline. The race is held around mid-April every year. The finish line festivities are along Cowell Beach close to the start line. The race fee includes Finisher's medal, T-shirt and post-race refreshments and food.

San Francisco half marathon

The San Francisco half marathon is held in end of July. The run promises a course to run the Golden Gate Bridge and the streets of San Francisco. The registration fee includes a finisher's medal and technical race shirt. Raising money for Youth Run4Fun or Breast Cancer Research earns you FREE training.

San Jose Rock'n'Roll half marathon

San Jose Rock'n'Roll half marathon is held in the first week of October. The course is flat with entertainment stations with live music and cheerleaders along the way. There is a health and fitness expo prior to race day.

For crossing the finish line, you will get a finisher's medal and finisher's certificate is also sent to you. The rock'n'roll half marathon promises a rocking experience with food and water at the start and finish line.

Nike half marathon

Nike half marathon is held in mid-October and is perhaps the most popular half marathon held in the bay area. Perhaps it is due to the fact that it promises a Tiffany's necklace as a finisher's medal or free manicures/pedicures and free massages pre and post race along with a number of other goodies. Learn more about the Nike half marathon held in San Francisco every year. Nike half marathon is a race to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphona society.

Primos run for education

Primos Run has a starting point in Danville,CA with a small hill along the course. A long sleeved T-shirt is promised to all entrants and a finishers medal is received by everyone who crosses the finish line. The race is held around mid-October. The race is a fundraiser for San Ramon Valley Education Foundation.

Silicon Valley half marathon

The Silicon valley half marathon is held in the end of October in Silicon Valley. The start line is near downtown San Jose and live entertainment is promised along the course. Post race celebrations and a free t-shirt are included as a part of the race fee.

Big Sur half marathon

Big Sur Half Marathon is generally held in the first half of Novemember. The course is scenic and has a few small hills. It is held in the scenic area of Monterey. Registration usually opens in the beginning of April.

There is live music and entertainment along the Big Sur half marathon course as well as a 2-day health and fitness expo. For crossing the finish line, there is a ceramic finisher's medal, food and drinks and a technical fabric t-shirt.

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