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14 - 15 Oct 2017

Registration

Entries are capped for both the SF Bay Half and the Twin Peaks Mile, so registration will close as soon it's full, or by October 10th, 11:59pm PST for the SF Bay Half and October 12th, 11:59pm PST for the Twin Peaks Mile.

Yes, you must be at least 16 years old to participate in the Half Marathon and 13 years old to participate in the the Twin Peaks Mile.

It's super simple: just add a ticket to your basket and at checkout, select if you're purchasing for yourself or a mate.

If you're buying for a mate, add their details into the registration form. After you've paid, they'll get an email telling them how lucky they are to have you as a friend! Once your mate receives the email, they need to click on the link to claim it, so don't forget to remind them to do so.

No, registration for either the SF Bay Half marathon and the Twin Peaks Mile, is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-deferrable. However, we do offer Registration Refund protection.

Our Ticket Protection lets you register for events with a zen state of mind that you can be refunded 100% of the paid ticket price (including fulfillment fees) if you are unable to make it to your event for specified reasons.

In the regrettable instances of traffic jams, injury, illness, wild weather conditions, strikes, accidents and more, we will make it easy for you to file your claim and get your money back. Click here for more information: https://us.virginsport.com/ticket-protection.

Fear not Sporter, your online profile stores everything for you. Simply log in to your profile on our website and then check out your upcoming passes and receipts by clicking into your ‘Account Details’ and then ‘Purchase History’.

Yes! All you have to do is login into your profile, click on edit ticket details and the update your predicted time there. 

You can either pick up your race pack in person on Friday October 13 from 12pm – 8pm, or on Saturday October 14 from 9am-4pm at Sports Basement Presidio if running the SF Bay Half. For Twin Peaks Mile runners, you can either pick up your race pack in person at Sports Basement Presidio on Friday October 13 from 12pm – 8pm or Saturday morning at the start line.  Be sure to arrive early enough!

If you live in the USA and want to get your race packet delivered to you old-school snail mail style, for just $15 we'll mail your bib directly to you in advance! Just select this option during registration - available through 9/15/

All participants must pick up their own race materials. Photo I.D. is required.  

Please do! You can run for charity in one of two ways - one, simply register to sign up and set up a Crowdrise campaign for your own charity, or you can participate in the official Charity Partner Program. For that, you will need to purchase a minimum of six bibs for your charity by contacting [email protected]

 

After you've purchased a ticket, you will see an option to set up a crew - this makes you Captain!

When creating crew, you can choose to make it public or private. If the crew is private you will need to set a password and share that password with anyonewho you’d like to join your group.  After you’ve created a crew, you’ll see: a newsfeed with a timeline of when team members join your crew, a ‘Captain’s View’ which displays a list of crew members, and a ‘Get in Touch’ tab which allows you to email all crew members.

If you're joining an existing crew, you can do so on the ticket in your profile after you’ve registered for the event. Just click on the ‘Join a Crew’ tab and search for your group name - if your crew is private, you’ll need to enter the password which was created by your captain. Once you've joined, you'll see a timeline of who joins your crew and a 'Get in Touch' tab to email your captain!

Twin Peaks Mile

The theme waves will be assigned between 9am – 10:40am. Official start times will be announced one month in advance - stay tuned!

Once assigned to a themed wave, you have 20 minutes to complete the one mile course.

Yes, gear check will be available onsite for all registered participants. The only bag allowed will be the official, clear gear bag provided with your packet.

For safety reasons, we suggest free ears to stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and sounds of San Francisco and unplug!

No dogs, in-line skates, baby joggers, skateboards, bikes or anything else that could disrupt the safety or experience of other runners will be allowed on any part of the course. This is for everyone’s safety.

Yes! At registration checkout, simply tick the wheelchair participant box and we'll be in touch to coordinate. Hand cycles, however, are not permitted. For further questions, please contact [email protected]

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for best single costume and best group costume - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Most stylish finisher(s) win. Bring it on.

After you've purchased a ticket to the Twin Peaks Mile, you will see an option to set up a crew.

When creating crew, you can choose to make it public or private. If the crew is private you will need to set a password and share that password with anyonewho you’d like to join your group.  After you’ve created a crew, you’ll see: a newsfeed with a timeline of when team members join your crew, a ‘Captain’s View’ which displays a list of crew members, and a ‘Get in Touch’ tab which allows you to email all crew members.

If you're joining an existing crew, you can do so on the ticket in your profile after you’ve registered for the event. Just click on the ‘Join a Crew’ tab and search for your group name - if your crew is private, you’ll need to enter the password which was created by your captain. Once you've joined, you'll see a timeline of who joins your crew and a 'Get in Touch' tab to email your captain!

For the Straight Up and HIIT & Run categories, each 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in both Male and Female categories will win a comped entry to a future Virgin Sport event.
For the Better Together wave, each member of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams will win a free comped entry, as will the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner of the Style Mile, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd group winners of the same wave. More fun prizes coming soon!

SF Bay Half Marathon

Yes, the SF Bay Half marathon course is USATF certified and follows USATF Rules.

7am sharp at Civic Center Plaza. We encourage you to arrive at least 45 minutes early to ensure you have enough time to check your gear and to get into the proper wave.  

Yes, gear check will be available onsite for all registered participants. The only bag allowed will be the official, clear gear bag provided with your packet.

You have 3 hours and 30 minutes to walk, jog, race, prance, skip or dance through the course and cross the finish line.

For safety reasons, we suggest free ears to stay alert and aware of your surroundings and other runners. This way you can also soak up the energy and sounds of San Francisco and unplug! 

No dogs, in-line skates, baby joggers, skateboards, alpacas, bikes or anything else that could disrupt the safety or experience of other runners will be allowed on any part of the course. This is for everyone’s safety!

Yes! At registration checkout, simply tick the wheelchair participant box and we'll be in touch to coordinate. Hand cycles, however, are not permitted. For further questions, please contact [email protected]

If you have the following qualifying times: Men - Half marathon: 70 mins or less, Women -Half marathon: 80 mins or less - shoot us an email at [email protected]!

Winners of the following categories will receive awards + a free entry to a future Virgin Sport event. 

  • Overall male and female 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winners
  • Overall male and female 1st place wheelchair athletes (competing in a racing chair)

Age category winners will be emailed after the event and will receive an award and a free entry into the 2018 event. Age categories are as follows: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Check out this handy on Runner Click here for more races in California!

THE FESTIVAL

Nope! Our Main Stage will feature free fitness classes that are open to the public. The other two stages will host fitness classes that will require paid pre-registration.

Yes! Our Festival of Fitness is open to the public and welcomes everyone of all ages!

There are no showers on site, so get ready to rock the sweaty-I-just-had-the-best-time-ever look.

B.Y.O.Bottle, save the earth and we will provide the fresh, cold water!

Volunteering

We love volunteers! Read about volunteering at Virgin Sport San Francisco here. If you’re keen to get involved, please email us at [email protected].

The more, the merrier! If you’re part of a group that would like to get involved, please email [email protected] to let us know how many of you there are and if you have a role preference. We’ll do our absolute best to make sure you’re all positioned together for the event!