See and Be Seen – City Running on a Dark and Stormy Morning

Two things The San Francisco Marathon can almost guarantee is that it will be dark at the start line and it will NOT be raining on July 23. Here's how to handle the rainy winter months of your training. More

Where To Train For Hills in San Francisco

Top 5 places to train for hills in San Francisco. (Don't worry: These are not all part of the official race course!) More

6 Tips for Surviving a Running Sabbatical

If you’ve been told that you can’t run for a period of time, let me first say this, “I’M SO SORRY!” More

Looking Back: Reflections on Progress

Contributed by Stephanie Davies, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. We hear it all the time, especially from well-meaning coaches and ones who want us to succeed. The words that they share are designed to push us forward, to focus us, to keep us from losing precious seconds. A child of a cross-country coach and former track ... More

Personal Record then Plantar Fasciitis: Focusing on Form in 2017

Contributed by Scott Benbow, an Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon From PR (Personal Record) to PF (Plantar Fasciitis) One year ago, I registered for The San Francisco Marathon and the California International Marathon (CIM), with the intention to run both. I ran The San Francisco Marathon in July, setting a new PR for that ... More

For the love of running…a time for goals and time for fun!

“I have never lost the love of running just for the sake of running,” says Karnazes. “Sometimes, I just like to go on a run with no goals in mind, just choose a new route. I am always changing things up for the love of running. I never run the same route two days in a row.” More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 26

The home stretch! Mile 26 takes runners through the South of Market District, passing AT&T Park, stretching along the Embarcadero, past the Bay Bridge, and ending at Folsom Street. More

Born to Run: Why I Am Excited to Run The San Francisco Marathon

Dr. Daniel Lieberman is running #TSFM2016 for the Leakey Foundation, which supports research on human evolution. More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 25

        Mile 25 runs along the waterfront on Terry Francois Boulevard from 19th Street to Pier 48 in the Mission Bay neighborhood. Illinois heads along the perimeter of the SF Bay, then runners turn right on Terry Francois Boulevard, hugging the waterfront the entire mile, making for superbly scenic ... More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 24

        Mile 24 takes runners through the industrial-chic Dogpatch neighborhood, a historically gritty seaport that has recently evolved into one of San Francisco’s most quickly developed neighborhoods. This mile of the course travels down Indiana Street, across 22nd Street for a few blocks, then up ... More