Upgrade Your Race Distance in 2017: The 40 for 40 Challenge is Worth it

What if 2017 were the year that you committed yourself to doing something that you never thought you could do? If you’re going to go big, The San Francisco Marathon is the place to do it. More

Find Your Perfect Training Sidekick with Fitbit and RUN365

Amp up your training in 2017 with Fitbit, the Official Activity Tracker of RUN365 and The San Francisco Marathon. Get up to $50 off with exclusive discounts on Fitbit Surge®, Alta™ and Fitbit Blaze™. Activate your discount » RUN365's 18 Week spring training program kicks off this weekend with Fitbit Ambassador and ... More

Marathons Are Easy! (And Other Ridiculous Lies We Tell Ourselves)

10 ridiculous lies about running that you might identify with. More

How Cross Training Helped me Bounce Back from Injury

Kettlebells and Ropes and Box Jumps: OH MY! Contributed by Heather Stewart, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon I’m a baby.  Let’s just get this fact out of the way.  I’m a HORRIBLE sick/injured person.  I whine and moan and I hate when I can’t do what I want to do or what I used to do. When the doctor (finally) ... More

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