The San Francisco Marathon Parking Made Easy!

The 39th running of The San Francisco Marathon will take place this year on Sunday, July 31st, with two days of engaging, informational expos on Friday July 29, and Saturday July 30. Whether you're running the Full Marathon, 1st or 2nd Half Marathons, 5k, or Ultra Marathon, getting to the race can be a difficult task. With the Full Marathon commencing at 5:30am, runners will want to ensure that there are no hitches in their race day transportation plans. 

That's where we come in. The San Francisco Marathon has partnered with Parking Panda to provide the smoothest race day experience possible for runners that chose to drive to the race. Parking Panda allows you to reserve a guaranteed parking spot ahead of time. By hopping on our website you'll be able to see which parking garages and lots are open early in the morning, how much they're going to cost, and where they're located. Most importantly you'll know that a parking spot will be awaiting your arrival!

We've included a few tips and tricks below to make sure that you pick the best parking spot to fit your needs and race day logistics. 

How It Works:

Already registered for one of the sold out races? Good start. Next you'll want to follow these three simple steps to reserving stress free parking. 

  • Search: Take a look at all of our options in the window below. Compare price and location and pick a location close to either the start line, finish line, or one of the shuttle stops for the Half Marathon. 
  • Book: Make sure to check the "details" section and blue icons to ensure the location fits all of your needs. Complete our checkout process and we'll email you the parking pass. 
  • Redeem: Your Parking Panda pass will have everything that you need to know on it, including the address for your parking location, quick directions on how to get there, and what to do once you get there. 

Full Marathon & First Half Marathon Parking Locations:

A few of the closest parking locations that you can reserve ahead of time area already sold out as of this writing. It's possible that more inventory will be added as the race nears. That being said, there are still a ton of great options within a mile's walk or run of the start line. 

1. 750 Front St. - $36 (4:00am - 4:00pm)

A highly rated parking garage located only 4 blocks away from the start line of the race. This location is compatible with our "PandaScan" system, meaning that you can scan into and out of the garage with a QR code that we will email to you. This is a valet garage that has garnered a 4.4/5 star rating from our customers. 

2. 126 Front St. -  $31 (4:00am - 4:00pm)

Enter this garage on Front St. between Pine and California St. The entrance will be on your right hand side as you're heading towards California St. Walk six blocks through the Financial District to arrive at the starting line for the Full Marathon. 

3. 680 Mission St. - $33 (3:30am - 4:00pm)

This parking location is a bit further from the starting line than some of the others, with a walk closer to a mile. It serves as a solid option for anyone running either of the Half Marathons, as it is better positioned to access the bus pick up and drop off zones. We recommend printing off your parking reservation at this location. If an attendant is not available when you arrive, simply park in a space not marked "reserved" and display your confirmation sheet in your dashboard. 

2nd Half Marathon Parking:

We also have a few parking options that are catered to the 2nd Half Marathon. These locations open up just a bit later and are better positioned for access to the bus depot where you can catch a ride to the start line in Golden Gate Park. 

1. Hills Plaza Garage - $31 (4:45am - 11:00pm)

Located at 345 Spear St, this is the perfect parking location for runners participating in the second wave of the Half Marathon. It is positioned only one block away from the bus depot where you can catch a ride to to the start line. It's also located right next to the finish line, limiting the amount of walking after you crush your race. Our customer's LOVE their parking experience at this garage. 


2. 345 California Center - $31 (4:30am - 5:00pm)

Another good option for accessing the buses, you'll have to walk roughly 5 blocks to get to and from the buses. Still, your space will be guaranteed, leaving one less thing to worry about on race day. 

Customer review: "Easy and painless. Booked my parking spot, had my car parked, and didn't have to worry about where my car would be all day at a low price! Highly recommend to others, especially in a city like SF where parking is hard to come by." - Crystal J. 

Parking Panda also offers overnight parking reservations for those who are traveling to San Francisco from out of town. Simply click the link below, search for an address where you're staying, and adjust the dates and times to fit your needs. Please note that the majority of parking locations will not allow you to come and go from garage as you please. In order to make that happen, you will want to use our filter abilities to search for locations with "in and out privileges". 

If you need help booking a multi-day reservation please give us a call at 1-800-232-6415. We would be happy to help!

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