The Scary Miles

Contributed by Stephanie Laska, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. As we prepare to run The San Francisco Marathon or Half Marathon, there comes a point in our training where we enter what I lovingly call, “the scary miles.” About a month prior to the big race, your training schedule escalates to the highest number of ... More

Running Motivation – Race Challenges

Contributed by Leanna Peppercorn, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. The San Francisco Marathon is so many things. It is iconic, beautiful, and hilly. It takes place in the greatest city in the world. It also comes with some serious race bling.  When I signed up for the 2nd Half Marathon in 2015, I stumbled across the ... More

The Power of Positive Thinking

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. By now, as you’ve likely begun your training for any of The San Francisco Marathon events - the Full Marathon, either half marathon, the 5K, or the 52.4 mile Ultramarathon - you’ve probably already noticed something rather surprising. Sure, the time you need ... More

Weird, Embarrassing, and Gross Moments in Running

Contributed by Stephanie Laska, M.Ed – Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon, known for becoming “half” the person she used to be by losing 140 pounds and winning FIRST PLACE, Athena division, in her very first marathon (Modesto Marathon, 2015) – follow more of her story on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @140lost. Whether ... More

Miles with Mom at The San Francisco Marathon & Beyond

Contributed by Kelli Tanghe, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. To My Dear Children, Mother’s Day 2017 is almost here. This week many spouses, sons and daughters will be busy planning, buying or making gifts for their mom to cherish. While I love sweet gestures and thoughtful treats, I don’t need flowers, candy or ... More

5 Reasons to Run the 2nd Half Marathon at #TSFM2017

Fast, flat, scenic, and iconic. Tour San Francisco's gems in the 2nd Half Marathon. More

Reasons to Run The San Francisco Marathon

Contributed by Erin Garvey, a 2017 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. In case you haven’t heard the big news, with more than two months before race weekend, the 1st Half Marathon of The San Francisco Marathon is officially at capacity, and the Full Marathon will follow within the next week. (There are still spots open in the 5K, ... More

Raising Runners

Contributed by Dr. Lisa Marie Gonzales. Lisa and her twin daughters, Kennedy and Landry, are 2017 Ambassadors for The San Francisco Marathon. This post originally appeared on Lisa's blog. Early on in their childhood, I knew it was important to raise children who loved reading. Reading has always been the gateway to all learning for ... More

Dos and Don’ts of Training for The San Francisco Marathon

With 100 days to go until race day at The San Francisco Marathon (or 5K, Half Marathon, or Ultramarathon), for many of us, if we haven’t already begun our training, it’s probably about time we do so. More

5 Tips to Make Your Running More Social

I’ve been running for a long time now, and my tried-and-true method for beating the periodic boredom that comes with the endurance training territory is simple: make it social. More