San Francisco


At any Race in the Series, all participants must follow these Rules of Competition and conduct themselves in a courteous manner, showing respect for all fellow participants, volunteers, Race staff, and members of the community.

  1. Race Etiquette. Proper Race etiquette is required at all times, including being aware of surroundings and any announcements and following instructions from Race officials. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
  2. Display Names. Participants shall refrain from using inappropriate, obscene, profane, insensitive or demeaning terms as their display name for the Series Leaderboard (which is provided during registration). The Series Owner reserves the right to remove a participant’s results from the Series Leaderboard if a Display Name is deemed inappropriate.
  3. Start. Participants must arrive early enough to enter their corrals on time. They must remain respectfully quiet during pre-Race announcements and the playing of the national anthem (in the U.S. only).
  4. Headphones. The use of headphones or earbuds is strongly discouraged. If participants wear headphones, they shall ensure that they can hear all announcements and/or instructions and remain aware of their surroundings, including other participants.
  5. Portable Toilets. In accordance with city ordinances, participants may only urinate in provided toilet facilities. They must be considerate in Porta Potty lines (never cutting ahead of others). Public urination in any part of the Race venue, course, village, or otherwise could result in disqualification and a police summons.
  6. Course Courtesy.
    1. Participants should not walk or run in groups of three (3) or more across, as wide groups become barriers to other participants on the course.
    2. If someone behind a participant calls out, “On your left,” the participant in front should move to the right to let the other participant pass.
    3. Participants should never stop abruptly on the course (e.g., to drink at a water station or to tie shoelaces participants should move to the side of the course).
  7. Race Attire. Participants are prohibited from participating in a Race without shirts and/or removing their shirts during the applicable Race or related Series event. Runners must wear their bibs on the front of their torsos, where they can be visible at all times.
  8. Trash. Races are conducted in public parks and streets. Participants must deposit all trash in provided receptacles, including at water stations where they must take care to avoid hitting other participants with discarded cups. Recycling and compost bins should be used whenever possible.
  9. Safety. If any participant encounters a runner in distress, they should offer assistance and/or report the situation to the nearest aid station. If possible, they should also call the local emergency number.
  10. Medical. All participants should check with a professional health care provider prior to taking part in the Series. The Series Owner positions first aid and medical personnel at the start, along the course, and at the finish line. The coverage that personnel can provide is limited based on the overall range and quantity of medical care being provided to other participants. All Race participants must exercise personal responsibility in making decisions as it relates to one's health and participation in any Race. If a member of the Medical Care Team (as defined in the participant’s signed Entry Form) deems a participant unfit to continue participating in the Race, that decision is final. For clarity, by submitting an Entry Form, each participant has acknowledged and agreed that the responsibility for any medical costs incurred by a participant in connection with any element of his or her participation in the Race including, without limitation, any and all costs associated with the transport, care and treatment of the participant are the exclusively the responsibility of the participant.
  11. Prohibited Items. The following items are prohibited from Race venues:
    1. Weapons of any kind, including firearms, knives, mace, etc.
    2. Any dangerous item or “dual use” item that could be considered dangerous, including hammers, saws, sharp objects, etc
    3. Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks, toxic chemicals, and explosives
    4. Large packages, coolers, pop-up tent or camping tents and lean-tos
    5. Duvets, sleeping bags and large blankets or comforters
    6. Unmanned aerial devices, drones, survey balloons, photography mini-copters, or any other flying device.
    7. Opaque trash/plastic bags (excluding clear trash bags which are permitted)
    8. Animals/pets (excluding approved Service Animals which are permitted)
    9. Folding chairs, camp chairs and tables of any kind
    10. Glass containers
    11. Containers of liquid larger than one (1) liter
    12. Strollers (all kinds)
    13. Suitcases and rolling bags
    14. Camelbacks and any type of hydration backpack (excluding fuel belts and handheld water bottles which are permitted)
    15. Weight vests or any other vests with multiple pockets, especially those that can be used as water reservoirs
    16. Costumes that cover the face and any bulky outfits that are not reasonably form-fitting
    17. Props, including sporting equipment, military and fire gear, and signs larger than 11” x 17”
    18. Selfie sticks and camera mounts/rigs that are not attached directly to participants' heads or torsos