The San Francisco Marathon is a loop course. The race starts and finishes on the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building, traversing San Francisco. The Full Marathon runs through Fisherman’s Wharf, the Marina, across the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge, through the Presidio and into Golden Gate Park. After a tour of Golden Gate Park, you will run down the famous Haight Street and through the Mission, Potrero and Mission Bay Districts. After a pass behind AT&T Park you are almost home – just run under the Bay Bridge and up to the Finish Line. The course is USATF certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifying race.
In order to qualify as an Official Full Marathon Finisher, you must finish within the 6 hour course limit.