Community Information

The Golden Gate Half Marathon and 5k is returning to San Francisco on Sunday, November 5, 2023! This page provides information about road closures, access routes and event activities to help the local community and visitors plan ahead for their weekend in San Francisco. Information regarding road closures and community access is now available.

An exciting weekend of events will kick off on Friday and Saturday, November 3 & 4, with the FREE Race Expo, held at Sports Basement, Presidio.  Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend and learn about the latest and greatest products in the world of health and fitness!

On Sunday, November 5, a half marathon and 5k will be featured as runners toe the line beginning at 6:50am.  After crossing the finish line on Beach Street, runners and visitors will be treated to a Finish Line Festival at Aquatic Park. Visit our schedule of events page for more details!


Resident and Spectator Information

Most road closures and detours will be in place between 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 5th, to accommodate the half marathon and 5k. Beach Street will close on Saturday, November 4th, to accommodate the Finish Line.

The race operates as an out-and-back course and streets will be re-opened on a rolling basis. As the last participants pass an area and all course support materials are removed, roads are opened to traffic at the discretion of local law enforcement. Law enforcement will be positioned at major intersections to allow cars to cross the half marathon course only during safe breaks between participants. Access lanes will be in place to help facilitate the movement of traffic. For the safety of all involved, please adhere to posted traffic signs, equipment, and directions from law enforcement and course officials. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Timing of road closures are approximate and subject to change. For a full list of road closures, please the button above.

Access Notes

Portions of Van Ness Avenue, Bay Street, Polk Street, and Marina Boulevard will be impacted from 6:45 am to 10:15 am.

  • No westbound access on Bay Street, between Van Ness Avenue and Laguna (Detour via Lombard St.)
  • No westbound access on Marina Blvd, between Laguna and Yacht Rd. (Detour via Lombard St.)

Access to Fort Mason Piers and Lower Buildings, Farmers Market, Marina & Yacht Clubs 

  • Metered traffic access to Fort Mason, Farmers Market and Marina Green will be available via Buchanan St.
  • Metered traffic access to Yacht Rd will be available via Baker Street

Plan Your Route

Residents, businesses and visitors to the area are urged to plan ahead. Allow extra time for travel due to road closures and traffic delays. The map below outlines the race course for Sunday, November 5. Click on the icons to learn more about which roads are closed and access information.

No Parking

Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs. Unfortunately, vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. Please make sure you are not parked in a temporary no-parking zone.

For More Information

For more information about road closures, detours, no parking zones and community related topics, please email