RaceSafe and The San Francisco Marathon have partnered to create a unique standard of care for our running community.
As you have probably experienced, many things can happen to our bodies during a run. We want to be sure our UCSF medical team can properly treat you if anything should happen while you’re on the course.
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Medical Support Locations
Medical Support is available at the Main Start/Finish Line, 1st Half Finish Line, 2nd Half Start, the 5K, and along the course.
Medical Aid Stations are at miles 2.5, 5, 7.5, 9.7, 11,12.6, 14, 16, 18.5, 20.7, 22.3, and 24. Medical tents are located on the Embarcadero at Howard Street for the Full Marathon and 2nd Half Marathon Finishers, and in Golden Gate Park at the Rose Garden for the 1st Half Marathon Finishers. All treatment is provided by licensed professionals. Volunteers with medical training will assist with basic first aid care and recording.
RaceSafe has partnered with the UCSF Sports Medicine Center to bring you the following marathon training tips:
- Alternate easy and hard days of training. One basic principle that applies to all runners is to alternate easy days of training with hard days, which include long runs or speed work. For instance, you never want to run two hard days in a row, even if you recently missed a day of training. Running on hilly terrain greatly improves your stamina and strength. Regular runs on hills should become part of your training program, which is easy to do in San Francisco.
- Run with others. Although some people prefer to train and run by themselves, finding a training partner or group can provide support, advice, structure and motivation.
- Warm up and cool down. Warming up and cooling down are essential parts of every run and should not be skipped. By properly warming up and cooling down, you can prevent injuries and get the most out of your workout or race.