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

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 23

Mile 23 takes runners through the Potrero Hill neighborhood, down 16th street to 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue, heading east toward the San Francisco Bay. More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 22

Mile 22 starts on Guerrero Street at 14th Street, and the course runs a few blocks south before turning onto 16th Street. This section of the course is slightly downhill and runs along 16th from Guerrero to Bryant streets. More

Race Day Hydration Tips

Staying properly hydrated will be key to a successful race day. Each individual is different, but keep these guidelines in mind and tweak them to suit your individual hydration needs. More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 21

Mile 21 starts on Haight Street at Divisadero Street, wrapping up a long and steady descent and heading southeast through The Wiggle and toward the Mission District. More