The Race Isn’t Always About the Medal

By Stephanie Davies, TSFM 2015 Ambassador Marathon weekend loomed upon me and my feelings of sadness loomed just as large. How would I bide my time and keep my mind off of what I would have been doing had I been there? How would I spend race day? The Napa Valley Marathon was to be my 11th marathon. I had to defer this year due to an ... More

Road to the Race: How one runner’s journey to the start line

Meghann Seidner, Brand Marketing Director from ZICO Coconut Water, offers her perspective on nutrition, training and all things running as she prepares to take on the 1st Half Marathon at #TSFM2015 Nutrition I follow a plant-based diet as it helps me feel my best.  I am fascinated with the fusion of plant-based nutrition with endurance ... More

How to be a part of #TSFM2015 without running a mile

We know not everyone is ready to take on our course so whether you're the family of one of our runners or looking to be a part of our 2015 race community check out all of the amazing ways you can participate in this year's race! Attend our FREE 2015 Health & Fitness Expo Come experience the latest in health and fitness gear, ... More

Tackling San Francisco’s Hills: Tips from Dean Karnazes

With The San Francisco Marathon 2015 (TSFM) races just two weeks away, many runners are staring down the course's hills, with strategy in mind and a strong sense of determination. We caught up with ultra marathon man and Fitbit ambassador, Dean Karnazes, who is a seasoned runner on the TSFM marathon and ultra marathon course. Here are his ... More

The Importance Of Massage For Runners

You’ve got your race number and your gear – but as you prepare for the San Francisco Marathon, remember to add massage to your race preparation kit. Here are a few reasons why. Massage prevents injury When you run, your tendons, ligaments and connective tissue are being stretched – literally – to their limits. Massage expands ... More

Best Spots To Run With Your Dog

San Francisco is known for its rollercoaster-esque hills and scenic surrounds, where humans and dogs alike can escape the city into the wild. Whether you’re training for a marathon or trying to become a better runner, the perfect trail is out there. Our friends at DogVacay have picked six of our favorite trails in the Bay Area—use the ... More

The Importance of Being Mentally Tough

During my second attempt at the Comrades (Ultra) Marathon in South Africa I was convinced I was going to fail and DNF. In fact, by mile 13 of the 56 mile race I was finished. Despite traveling over 24 hours by air to arrive in Durban, South Africa, to participate in the World's Largest Ultramarathon, I knew all my hard work was going for ... More

Qualifying for Boston at the San Francisco Marathon

I ran my first Boston Marathon this year and I can’t help but thank The San Francisco Marathon because that is where I qualified for Boston last July. I realize lots of runners don’t think of San Francisco as the ideal Boston qualifying course - and maybe it’s not - but it was for me! I’m hoping I’ll be able to convince a few ... More

Course Tips From a 7-Time Loyal TSFM Marathoner

On July 26, 2015, I will complete my seventh consecutive San Francisco Marathon. I know the course like the back of my hand; every turn, every incline, every…buffalo! Yes, I did say buffalo! The course is 26.2 miles of historic San Francisco, and I like to call it my personal tour of the city on foot. I can’t keep away from this race; it ... More

TSFM 2015 Race Weekend App Available for Download

The San Francisco Marathon race weekend app, powered by Fitbit, is now available for iPhone and Android. You can download the RTRT.me app for free, then select The San Francisco Marathon, Powered by Fitbit, and start preparing for your live coverage of The San Francisco Marathon 2015. Key Features of the mobile app are: Easy tracking ... More