Serving the Community from our Hearts

SF Marathon

This is an ACTIVE event for HIM Club members.


The San Francisco Marathon is a loop course.  The race starts and finishes on the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building, traversing San Francisco. The Full Marathon runs through Fisherman’s Wharf, the Marina, across the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge, through the Presidio and into Golden Gate Park. After a tour of Golden Gate Park, you will run down the famous Haight Street and through the Mission, Potrero and Mission Bay Districts. After a pass behind AT&T Park you are almost home – just run under the Bay Bridge and up to the Finish Line. The course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifying race.

Proceeds benefit several charities such as UCSF Benioff Children's HospitalShanti ProjectSan Francisco Recreation and Park DepartmentResearch Down SyndromeInstitute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer ResearchSave the Children and many more. 

Friday & Saturday - EXPO SHIFT

Fort Mason Center  (View Map)
2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, California 94123
  • Registration - Assist athletes when they pick up their race packet (race bib, race guide, etc.)
  • T-Shirt - Distribute participant shirt to the athletes

Visit for Muni direction



The Embarcadero & Mission Street  (View Map)

  • Finish Line Food - Make sure runners receive food and fluids after they cross the finish line
  • Gear Check - Help athletes retrieve their bags
  • Heat Sheets - Pass out heat sheets to warm up runners after they cross the finish line
  • Medals - Help greet and award runners with their finishers medals. Congratulate them on their amazing accomplishment too!
  • Timers - Help log the runner's time
  • Water Station - Pass out water and sports drink

  • Arrive by 5:45AM
  • Check IN with HIM Team Leaders
  • Meet at the Volunteer Tent / Table (by Mission St & Embarcadero)
  • Group picture at 1:15PM
  • Check OUT with HIM Team Leaders


Sunday - 5K SHIFT 

The Embarcadero & Mission Street  (View Map)

Race Start: 7:45AM @ Mission Street and The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California 94105
Race Finish: Embarcadero at Washington Street, San Francisco, California 94105
Race Highlights: Run along the iconic Embarcadero, under the shadow of the Bay Bridge
Race Distance: 3.1 Miles
  • Arrive by 6:45AM
  • Check IN with HIM Team Leaders
  • Meet at the Volunteer Tent / Table (by Mission St & Embarcadero)
  • Move to Post Race Area at 10:30AM 
  • Group picture at 1:15PM
  • Check OUT with HIM Team Leaders



  • BY MUNI 

The Embarcadero is at the end of Market Street. The volunteer tent is on MISSION Street and the Embarcadero. Please verify that underground Muni are running that early on Sunday morning. 

Go to to check
Set END to The Embarcadero & Mission St 

  • BY CAR 
Get dropped off at the corner of Spear & Mission or Main & Mission (depends on where the streets are closed off). Each volunteer will receive a commemorative T-shirt, and our heartfelt thanks.



Upcoming Shifts

  •   = On waiting list
  •   = Registered
  • FRI Expo
    July 21, 2017 (Friday)
    11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Fort Mason
    65 spots left
  • SAT Expo
    July 22, 2017 (Saturday)
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fort Mason
    50 spots left
  • Post Race Area (Finish Line)
    July 23, 2017 (Sunday)
    6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    The Embarcadero & Mission Street
    74 spots left