The Golden Gate 5K provides a great option to participate on race day and is the perfect distance for all abilities! Run or walk the 5K with friends and family while you take in the beautiful views of San Francisco. While the 5K course doesn’t cross the Golden Gate Bridge, you will still experience the best of the Marina on your way to a landmark finish in front of Ghirardelli Square!
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2023
Start Time: 7:15 am (subject to change)
Start Location: on Van Ness Ave, adjacent to Aquatic Park
Finish Location: on Beach Street, in front of Ghirardelli Square
5K Packet Pick-up
Friday, November 3, 2023
3:00pm – 7:00pm (subject to change)
Sports Basement, Presidio
Saturday, November 4, 2023
10:00am – 5:00pm (subject to change)
Sports Basement, Presidio
There are limited, metered parking spots at the Sports Basement, Presidio. Please visit the Packet Pick-Up/Race Expo page to see a list of alternative parking lots to avoid parking congestion at the store while picking up your race packet. Please note that all parking rates are set by lot operators, not the race organizers.
- San Francisco-themed finisher medal
- Premium long-sleeved event shirt
- Golden Gate Half & 5K tote bag
- (1) complimentary beer post-race
- Fully supported aid station along the course
- Finish-area refreshments
5K COURSE MAP
5Kers will make their way out of the shadow of Fort Mason down toward Marina Blvd. Take in the views of the Marina before making a u-turn and making your way back toward Fort Mason. Runners will then make their way toward a landmark finish in front of Ghirardelli Square!
Parking options in San Francisco are limited but there are a handful of parking lots and garages that are conveniently located within walking distance of the start/finish line area at Aquatic Park. Parking rates, rules and open/close times are set by lot operators, not the race organizers.
Ghirardelli Square – Lot #347 Parking (900 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109) – opens 6:00am
Anchorage Square Garage (542 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133) – 24 hours
Ace Parking (350 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133) – opens 6:00am
Northpoint Center Garage – Lot #19 (350 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133) – 24 hours
Impark (2552 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133)
Longshoremen Lot – Lot #341 (400 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94133) – opens 5:00am
2300 Lot (2300 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133) – opens 6:00am
C Garage Lot #20 (2210 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133) – opens 6:30am
Pier 39 Garage (2550 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133) – 24 hours Reserve Early
Additional lots may be available in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. If you are driving to the race, please give yourself plenty of time on race morning to find parking and make your way to the start line.
Please find the approximate aid station locations below:
Water and Nuun Sport Strawberry Lemonade provided at this aid stations.
Gear check is available for all 5K participants. Gear check will be located adjacent to the finish line at Ghirardelli Square and Beach Street in Aquatic Park. This is the primary pre- and post-race staging area and is a short walk to the start line. Gear check will not move during the race.
Clear, plastic bags, will be available at the Race Expo for use at the Gear Check tent. All items must be placed in this clear bag. Please attach the gear check tag on your bib to your clear plastic bag using the provided cable ties.
Gear Check will open to drop off bags at 5:30am in Aquatic Park and must be picked up no later than 11:00am. Please do not check valuables. Gear is checked at your own risk. The race is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged bags.
COURSE TIME LIMIT
Those participating in the 5K distance will have 1 hour to complete the course.
The top 3 male and female finishers in the 5K will receive an overall award.
The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group in the 5K will receive an award. Please see the age groups below:
Under 15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Awards must be picked up on-site from the Age Group Awards table on Beach Street in front of Ghirardelli Square. Awards will not be mailed post-race.