The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 9

The last single-digit mile of the course is a memorable one, as runners head back toward the city on the south stretch of the Golden Gate Bridge. More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 8

Mile 8 is the only section of the race not in San Francisco – runners have made it to Marin! More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 7

Mile 7 is the quintessential San Francisco Marathon “selfie” spot. More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 6

Mile 6 presents runners with the bucket list moment of starting to race across the Golden Gate Bridge. More

Knowledge vs. Knowhow

Fitbit Ambassador Dean Karnazes explains that while analytics have great potential, a runners must understand the difference between knowledge and know how. More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 5

Mile 5 runs along Crissy Field, a beloved destination for local runners looking to get in a few scenic miles on the weekends or after work. More

Respect the Distance

Contributed by Stephanie Laska, a 2016 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon Last month I ran my first of four marathons scheduled for 2016. I had three goals going in: Place in my division (Check! Second place Athena) Improve my time and PR (Check! By 6 smokin’ minutes) Finish strong (Definitely NOT­­ Ended up in the ... More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 4

Mile 4 is a very flat portion of the course which begins at the Marina Green, a scenic 74-acre stretch of grass between Fort Mason and the Presidio, surrounded by the historic mansions of the Marina neighborhood. This section of the race runs along the San Francisco Bay and is wide and open, providing impressive views of the Golden ... More

The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 3

Mile 3 starts at Hyde Street, which juts out to the Hyde Street Pier, home of the world’s largest collection of historic ships. 19th and 20th century schooners, steam ferry boats, steam tugs and more are anchored to the pier, and some are available for self-guided or docent-led tours. More

How I fit it all in – Six simple tips for runners on a busy schedule

Jason Hakes is a 2016 Ambassador for The San Francisco Marathon. He shares his personal thoughts about running on his blog at Restlessrunner.com. It’s a Wednesday morning and I am up with the sun. I am dressed in my running clothes, sipping some coffee and mentally preparing for the day. It will be mere moments before the first activity ... More