All New 2018 Entertainment

Check out the 2018 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco headliner, Tainted Love!

Based in San Francisco, with fans all over the world, Tainted Love is a 1980s cover band that has been paying faithful tribute to one of the greatest musical decades. Playing hits from AC/DC, KISS, and Bruce Springsteen, Tainted Love will cap off the amplified 2018 United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco weekend!

Opening Act: Sweet Plot



Get warmed up for Tainted Love with an opening act from Sweet Plot, a band whose music energizes and connects with the audience in a way that makes their shows bigger than just the band itself. CHECK OUT the schedule and get ready to celebrate your accomplishment!




We’re stepping up our game in 2018 and bringing you an experience like never before! Even with the city sound restrictions on amplified sound we’re going to keep you ROCKIN’ every step of the way. Check out some of the ways we’ll be taking our on-course music and entertainment game to the next level!

  • Music at the Start Line!
    • Anyone who’s ran SF before will tell you this has always been something the race has been missing. But in 2018 we’ll have you ROCKIN’ by 5:45am (7am in previous years) and pumped to race by our 6:15am start.
  • 9 Improved On-Course Band Stages
    • Along your journey you’ll notice our new and improved band stages. Keeping bands front and center to keep you motivated all along the course.
  • 4 On-Course Activations
    • Take a selfie with Elvis at the Elvis fist bump station, pay tribute to our fallen soldiers on the wear blue mile and more.
  • Mile Markers that Literally ROCK
    • No more silent mile markers, these markers will let you know your next mile is coming.
  • Pacers with Jammypacks
    • Even your official pacers, Run Club SF, will be jamming out with you!
  •  Brand New Custom Spotify Playlists
    • Get pumped for your run through our custom BPM Rock ‘n’ Roll Spotify playlists. Take the quiz and find our which playlist is right for you!
  • Finish Line Festival Headliner Concert
    • Don’t forget to stick around after the race to enjoy Tainted Love and everything Ghirardelli Square has to offer.

Not registered yet? Register now and secure your spot to run with us as we AMPLIFY your running experience with more music, more support and more ways to celebrate your accomplishment!

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