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

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. In the 1850s, the area was used for shipbuilding and repair, butchery and meat production, and oyster and clam fishing. Now, this neighborhood is chock-full of new construction, namely new condo developments and ... 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

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

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 20

Cheering crowds usher runners out of the serenity of Golden Gate Park and onto historic Haight Street, the birthplace of hippie subculture. Now dotted with high-end boutiques, chic restaurants and hip cafés, the Haight, or Haight-Ashbury, neighborhood was the origin of America's counterculture, and the center of the Summer of Love in 1967. More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 19

Mile 19 takes runners through the final stretch of Golden Gate Park along wide, open John F. Kennedy Drive. This section is relatively flat, and begins just past the de Young Museum. It then passes another favorite cultural institution, the California Academy of Sciences. Runners looking down Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive to their right will ... More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 18

Mile 18 continues on the paved path around Stow Lake, past some of the lake’s most scenic spots: a Chinese pavilion and a cascading waterfall. More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 17

Ever wondered what running The San Francisco Marathon course is like? We asked local writer and runner, Erin Mara, to take us through the experience of running The San Francisco Marathon from a mile-by-mile perspective. What better way to join in the experience of the course than being able to get a sneak peek? Mile 17 begins just as ... More