The San Francisco Marathon
The San Francisco Marathon has something for everyone. Runners can participate in the full marathon route, or choose to run the first half marathon (which covers the first part of the full marathon course) or the second half marathon (which covers the second part of the full marathon route). There is also a 5K available to runners who don't want to commit to the marathon or half marathon distance.
All finishers will receive a technical long-sleeved participant shirt, finisher's medal and food and beverage at the end of the race. There will be entertainment along the route including performers and cheer squads.
This race takes you through some of the best parts of San Francisco and is not to be missed! This race does sell out so it's recommended that you register early.
The San Francisco Marathon is a loop course, taking runners on a journey around the city, hitting gorgeous locales and iconic landmarks all along the way. Starting at the world famous Ferry Building, racers head along the Embarcadero, with the beautiful San Francisco bay on their right.
They'll then pass through Fisherman's Wharf and the Marina, followed by a trip up and back across the Golden Gate Bridge and down through the Presidio. From there they pass through Fisherman’s Wharf and through the Marina. Next runners head up and back across the Golden Gate Bridge and down through the Presidio, along the Pacific Ocean. A tour of the beautiful Golden Gate Park follows, and after some turns and curves through the trees and around the lakes, runners empty out onto the historic and very colorful Haight street.
The course takes some loops through the Mission, Potrero, and Mission Bay Districts, heads by numerous charming little parks, then heads up towards AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. And then it’s just a home stretch, under the fancy new Bay Bridge and back up to the Ferry Building. The course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifying race.