San Francisco Nike Women's Half Marathon Guide

Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco Parking

The 2015 Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco is on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Organizers expect about 25,000 runners this year. The race starts in Union Square and ends in Marina Green. Runners will trek through Golden Gate Park and the Presidio. The course is challenging and hilly. Are you running in or going to this year’s event? Here’s our guide.


Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015
Time: 6:30 am
Start: Union Square; reserve parking near Union Square
Start Area Map: Click here to see a PDF of the start area map.
Finish: Marina Green
Finish Area Map: Click here to see a PDF of the finish village map.

Race Weekend Packet Pick Up

Heads up: there is no race day packet pick up. During race weekend, you can pick up your packet during the following times.

Westin St. Francis; reserve parking near the Westin St. Francis
October 15 – 17
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
10.15 12PM – 8PM
10.16 10AM – 8PM
10.17 8AM – 6PM

Course Map

Click here to see an interactive course map.

3 Race Day Tips

  1. Get ready to run with the Nike Women Running Tempo Mix on Spotify. With 100+ songs, you’ll have plenty of jams to finish strong.
  2. Use SpotHero to reserve weekend parking in SF. Visit the SpotHero San Francisco page, pick your dates and times, and reserve your spot.
  3. Read this review of the race to get a feel for what to expect.

Parking, Transportation, & Road Closures

If you drive, organizers suggest parking close to Union Square, where the course starts. There’s a shuttle at the finish line to bring you back to Union Square. You can reserve parking with SpotHero to guarantee your spot.

If you’re taking public transit, visit to plan your route. You can also download the Uber app for iPhone or Android. Lyft is also a good option for an on-demand ride. Download Lyft for iPhone or Android.

Click here to see a PDF of the weekend road closures.

Important Links

FAQ About San Francisco Nike Women’s Half Marathon
Run Nike Women’s Series Facebook page
Race page on

Photo via Flickr.