Mermaid Run San Francisco 5K

5 stars2 reviews

San Francisco, California

Occurred on November 1, 2015
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5K
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Mermaid series half marathon 2

More about this race

Registration$40 - $65
Now Closed
Race Size750 participants
Packet PickupExpo & Race Morning
Time Limit22 min/mile
Inauguration2009
CertificationCourse not certified
Timed RaceYes
Minimum Age7 years old

Race Day!

Start Time7:35 AM
Bag CheckNot available
Past Weather
2013 N Scattered Clouds 54°F → 58°F
2012 N Scattered Clouds 53°F → 55°F
2011 Y Overcast 54°F → 55°F

Showing temperature at start time and 2 hours later.

2 participant reviews

Overall Rating 5 stars
Course Scenery 5 stars
Event Organization 5 stars
Vibe / Energy 5 stars
Participant Shirt 5 stars
Finisher Medal 5 stars
Expo / Packet Pick-up 5 stars
Event Start 4 stars
Course Entertainment 2.5 stars
Restrooms Insufficient
Course Aid Sufficient
5 starsover 2 years ago by Susan P.

My Favorite Part

Mostly women - very refreshing!

Recommended Changes

Different start location - was a bit crowded :)

Tips for Future Participants

Enjoy the views - it's gorgeous!

Review of 2014 Race · Casual Racer · Local to Race

5 starsover 2 years ago by Mary C.

I <3 this race. The crowd is big enough that you have a great collective vibe, but still feels intimate. You don't feel like "just a number" The scenery is unmatched. There is no "entertainment" hence the low rating, but the bridge, bay and Crissy field are entertainment enough. Other highlights:

* Stroller friendly
* The MC this year was Kim Chambers - an amazingly accomplished swimmer.
* Great necklace as a finisher metal.
* Good music in the expo area
* Dynamo Donuts is now open so delicious coffee and donuts were available for purchase right near the finish line.
* Your name is printed on your bib. Nice personalized touch.

The only downsides:
* They haven't gotten the bathroom ratio down.
* The volunteer course monitors are young and shy so no cheering. Continue reading...

Review of 2014 Race · Elite Racer · Local to Race