Event Details


Start Time - 8:00 am for both the Half Marathon and 5K.
The starting gate will be open for 10 minutes - all runners/walkers must start by 8:10 am.

Starting Gate - John F. Kennedy Drive east of Stow Lake Drive

Course(s) - Both the 5K & 1/2 marathon are point to point with a net loss in altitude from the east end of Golden Gate Park to the far west end.
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After 11AM, participants still on the course will be moved to the pedestrian pathway to finish the course (the finish line is open until 12:00 Noon).

Finish Line - on Martin Luther King Drive near the Great Highway. (on Bernice Rodgers Way at Martin Luther King Dr.)


Pre-race shuttles to the start depart at 6:15 am - 7:15 am

  • from Fulton Street and the Great Highway
  • from the bus stop above the Cliff House

Post-race shuttles to start area for the Concourse Underground Garage and to the parking lots above the Cliff House depart at 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

  • from Fulton Street and the Great Highway

Parking is LIMITED - car pooling and public transportation ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Free parking at the Great Highway parking lot with bus shuttles to the start.
  • Street parking north of the Great Highway parking lots (up to and above the Cliff House) with bus shuttles to the start.
  • Paid parking near the start at the Concourse Underground Garage. Enter via tunnel from Fulton Street at 10th Avenue with post-race shuttles back to Fulton and 8th Ave.

Bicycle Parking
Details to come.

Event Support and Activities

Medical Support

  • Medical Support will be overseen by a Medical Director experienced in event medical response.
  • There will be a Medical Tent staffed with trained emergency personnel at the start line, at the finish line and in the expo area of the event.
  • Ambulances will be located at the start line, on the course, at the finish line and in the expo area.
  • There will be mobile Medics roaming the course throughout the race.
  • Medical personnel will be clearly visible, wearing a medical response uniform.
  • If there is a medical need on the course, please let one of the race monitors or a volunteer at one of the 5 water stations know as soon as possible and they will call for medical assistance.
  • Each participant is responsible for his or her own health insurance.

Start Activities & Amenities

  • Pre-event warm-ups led by Kaiser  Permanente San Francisco physical therapists
  • Water
  • Gear check
  • Port-a-johns
  • Will Call

Course Support
Water at the start and at seven points on the half marathon course and at the finish. Electrolytes, will be served at Mile 6, 8.4 and 11.2. Split times are called out at each mile and many course monitors are on the routes. COURSE SUPPORT MAP

Post-race Activities and Finisher Shirt
Each registered participant will receive a long-sleeve official race t-shirt, to be picked up at the event post-race expo.

Optional Commemorative Dri-release Wicking Shirt
In addition to your finisher t-shirt, you can order a Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half-Marathon & 5K long-sleeve, dri-release wicking shirt with this years' t-shirt design.

Post-race Activities

  • Awards ceremony and age division medals
  • Long sleeve finisher race t-shirt and goodie bag pick-up
  • Pre-paid Souvenir dry release race shirt pick-up and sales.
  • Sponsor product sampling
  • Kaiser Permanente health and fitness tents
  • Free foot checks
  • Free flexibility screenings
  • Free Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings

Division Timing and Scoring

The 2014 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon and 5K will be using chip timing. The chip will come with your bib number with instructions on how and where to affix the chip for the timing process.

Timing Chip Attachment Instructions

The top 3 overall male & female half marathon winners & 5K winners times will be determined by the gun/bell start; age division winners will be scored by chip timing.

Half Marathon awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following age divisions: 19 and under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54, 55-59, 60-64; 65-69; and 70 and over.

5K Fun Run and Walk awards will be presented to the top three finishers in Youth, Teen, Open, Masters, and Seniors divisions.

Physically Challenged Athlete Division
Pamakid Runners Club and Kaiser Permanente believe that individuals with a disability deserve the inspiration, support and opportunity to participate in athletic endeavors that promote healthier, active lifestyles. This category will require pre-registration as a PC Athlete and will be excluded from age group categories. Because this is a self-defined category any disputes or challenges about finish results or eligibility will be determined by a race sub-committee and their decision will be final.

Vounteers Needed Race Day if interested email pamakid@gmail.com

Finisher Medals

In order to keep our registration fees low and donate more money to our charities, we will not be offering Finishers Medals this year.