Thursday, July 28, 2011

2011 San Francisco Marathon - *RESULTS!* Course Maps, Runner Tracking, More

The 2011 San Francisco Marathon and other races take place July 31st

UPDATE, 7/31: 2011 San Francisco Marathon results are posted here. As you can imagine, the main site,, is groaning under heavy traffic, so the Bazu Media site in the previous sentence has been set up to provide race results. You'll  be able to search for specific runners by bib number, etc. and view different race divisions, and see finishing times as well as splits. You can also view the leaders in the San Francisco Marathon, the two half marathons, and the 5K.
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July ends with a bang this year in the city by the bay, as the 2011 San Francisco Marathon takes place on July 31st. Here are some links with handy information if you're taking part in the race, or just watching and cheering people on.

* Registration: The registration page says that the Marathon, Half Marathons, and other races are closed, but then says "There is limited availability in the Full Marathon, 2nd Half Marathon, and Munchkin Kids Race." Since it's unclear whether you can get into the Marathon and the second Half, it might be worth it to check to see if you can still register.

* Runner tracking/athlete alerts: the SF Marathon has a smartphone app for both iPhone and Android, which it says shows the course map, lets you track runners, lets you see comments about the race from social media, and more. It doesn't say whether the apps are free or paid, but runner tracking from MapMyRun is available, which does involve a fee: "Please note SMS bib number tracking is sold separately from mobile live tracking..."

* Course maps and tours: Check course maps and elevations profiles for each race, and see video tours of the marathon course.

* Schedule of events: The San Francisco Marathon Expo takes place Friday and Saturday; see expo times here. All races take place on Sunday the 31st, and start at Embarcadero at Mission (except as shown below). Race start times are:
  • San Francisco Marathon: Wave starts from 5:30 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
  • First Half Marathon start: Wave starts from 5:30 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
  • 5K/Progressive Marathon: Registration- 6 a.m.; Start- 7:45
  • Second Half Marathon start (John F. Kennedy Drive at 36th Ave.): Wave starts from 8:15 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.

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