Nike Women's Half Marathon SF

4.5 stars5 reviews

San Francisco, California

Occurred on October 18, 2015
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13.1 miles
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More about this race

Now Closed
Race Size25,000 participants
Packet PickupExpo & Early Pick-up Stations
Time Limit15 min/mile
CertificationCourse USATF Certified
Timed RaceYes
BeneficiaryThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Race Day!

Start Time6:30 AM
Bag CheckAvailable
Past Weather
2014 Y Mostly Cloudy 60°F → 63°F
2013 L Fog 50°F → 50°F
2012 Q Light Drizzle 59°F → 59°F

Showing temperature at start time and 2 hours later.

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5 participant reviews

Overall Rating 4.5 stars
Course Scenery 5 stars
Event Organization 4.5 stars
Vibe / Energy 5 stars
Participant Shirt 4.5 stars
Finisher Medal 5 stars
Expo / Packet Pick-up 4 stars
Event Start 3 stars
Course Entertainment 4 stars
Restrooms Sufficient
Course Aid Sufficient
5 starsalmost 5 years ago by Brittany J.

This was my first half marathon. I must say it's one of the best that I have ran so far and I'm up to about 5 now. Not only is the vibe exciting and motivating but the course is absolutely's definitely a harder then your average course but much worth the challenge. I would highly recommend this race to anybody I know. I had a blast and I'm hoping to do it every year going forward.

Review of 2014 Race · Race Junkie · Local to Race

4 starsabout 5 years ago by Shauna M.

I love running through San Francisco. It's really a nice venue. But they changed the course this year and I'm not sure that I really like it. There were parts that I liked better, like finishing up at the Marina Green and running through Golden Gate Park. But skirting the Tenderloin and smelling the urine as I ran was not so great. I'm not sure if other people realized what the smell was if they didn't know the area, but I did and it wasn't my favorite part of the course. Luckily it was early on. The bag at the finish was great! At so many races, you finish and they hand you water, and bars, and bananas, and towels or blankets and you're trying to hold everything and then get your medal and then get a finisher picture while trying to juggle all that you have. Continue reading...

Review of 2014 Race · Casual Racer · Local to Race

4 starsover 5 years ago by Margot P.

I ran this race two years ago, so I was anticipating it to be very much the same, but the course changed and not necessarily for the best. The hills two years ago weren't too bad. This year's hill was around mile 10, extremely steep and didn't seem like it was going to end. Also, two years ago, the necklaces were handout out by the firemen and then you could get a "prom" picture with a fireman. This year, the volunteers handed out necklaces and the firemen were just hanging out on the grass for pictures, no background or anything. They also were not wearing tuxedos. They were wearing suits with Nikes and really it just looked like you ran into a group of guys from a random wedding party. Bag check was improved, way easier to find the bus with my bag. Continue reading...


Review of 2014 Race · Race Junkie · Traveled to Race

5 starsover 5 years ago by Julie C.

The Nike Women's Half is not your typical race. It is a fully immersive celebration of life wrapped in the form of running. There is something spectacular about 25,000 human beings gathering together to do what they love.

In terms of logistics, from packet pickup to party at the Finish on Marina Green, the organizers of the race left no detail untended. As a participant, I felt thoroughly pampered. Nike really put out the tiffany blue carpet for all of us. Saturday's Expotique was a gigantic party with fun photo op, infographics, and vendor goodies to peruse. Making things personal, Nike laser-etched all of our names onto the glass windows of their Union Square flagship store.

Some highlights from race day! 25,000 people flooding Union Square to get their run on. Continue reading...

Review of 2014 Race · First Timer · Local to Race

5 starsover 5 years ago by Tiffany E.

My Favorite Part

The course was beautiful but the medal (Tiffany &Co) necklace was my favorite thing about the race

Recommended Changes

I hope the Expo is bigger so that more people can experience the vendors etc. long lines made it tough to do anything. Waiting an hour in the coral due to late start was not ideal either.

Tips for Future Participants

Train as much for hills as you can.

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Review of 2014 Race · Race Junkie · Traveled to Race