Run Day Instructions


The San Francisco One Day will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 24th at Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA.  Parking is available adjacent to the course along Mason Street (no parking at East Beach.) Click on the blue icon for driving directions:



If you want to coordinate a ride or share race-related information, please post on the PCTR Message Board


Weather:  San Francisco



USATF Certification code: CA09008RS.  Each lap is 1.061 miles (clockwise) around the lagoon at Crissy Field with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz and the San Francisco Bay.  The course is flat with 60% dirt and 40% asphalt path.  (Distances are accurately measured using a Rolatape® surveyor's measuring wheel.)


The course isn’t lighted and we recommend having a flashlight available at night.  Crissy Field is open and a flashlight might not be necessary if it is a clear night.


Friends and/or family members are welcome to run some laps during the event to share in your experience.  “Pacing” isn’t allowed.   Generally, we want your achievement at SF One Day (distance and/or place) to be a solo effort.


No dogs allowed on the course. Please don't leave pets in your vehicle.


Transponder Timing

Each lap will be recorded using a timing transponder.  Please wear the neoprene bracelet on your ankle for the transponder to be detected.


Runners need to complete the full lap to receive credit for the distance.  Please note that we don't consider this event as a legitimate qualifier for any 100-mile trail run.


Aid Station

Fully-stocked, self-serve aid station every lap.  You can expect fresh fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, boiled potatoes & salt, chicken soup, water, soda, and Clif Shot Electrolyte sports drink. 


Personal tents are allowed for "resting". The park does not allow "camping" at Crissy Field.  Tent stakes must not be longer than 4".  Tables, chairs and coolers are acceptable.  We’ll have at least one 10’x10’ tent for runners to use.


The parking lot is adjacent to the course.


Restrooms are located adjacent to the course near the start/finish area.



Post-Race Activities

The 24-hour event ends at 9:00 a.m., Sunday, 10/25. 

Awards Ceremony will be held 30 minutes after the finish of each event.

Patagonia Capilene shirts and goodies from will be given to all runners.  Each runner will also receive a custom award with their name and distance. 

Awards will be given to the first overall female and male finisher and to the first female and male finisher in each 10-year age group (< 20, 20-29, etc.).  Overall winners do not qualify for age-group awards.


PCTR Race Series 

Participants are automatically included in the race series and points are awarded to the first 8 finishers in each age group.  To learn more, please click:  PCTR Race Series


Message Board

Please post messages regarding places to eat or stay, sharing rides with fellow runners, etc. on the:  PCTR Message Board


Check In

Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday to check in and receive your bib and transponder.    


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