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

Take a Runcation: Why I Travel to Run Marathons

Runcation: Traveling to a new beautiful destination and working a race into the vacation. More

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

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