The San Francisco Marathon Mile 15: Course Landmarks

The San Francisco Marathon Mile 15 STATS

Neighborhood: The Presidio
Elevation Change: Starts at 309’, valley 85’ ends at 97′
Stations (water/food/toilet): aid station with GU at 14.8 miles
Best Spot for Family/Support: Just below World War II West Coast Memoria

The most unique neighborhood in the city of San Francisco, runners start Mile 15 in the military home base residential area inside of Golden Gate Park called The Presidio. It is a national historic landmark and federally owned land reserve, maintained and operated by the National Parks Service via The Presidio Trust. The area features spread out homes and a nature lover’s paradise.

San Francisco Marathon Mile 15 - Course 2022 Landmarks - The Presidio area

From the peak of the course in the Presidio, runners will begin a long slow descent down Lincoln Blvd. toward bordering Baker Beach. Baker Beach’s offers spectacular outside-the-Gate views of the Bridge and the Marin Headlands. Just past the Baker Beach sign Lincoln Blvd. turns into El Camino Del Mar.

At El Camino, runners will see a little valley to their right. In this valley is Lobos Creek, one of the two remaining above ground streams in San Francisco. This is also the lowest section of mile 15. As runners exit the Presidio and enter the Sea Cliff neighborhood and mile 16 begins…

San Francisco Marathon Mile 15 - Course 2022 Landmark - Lobos Creek


Mile 15 in the Presidio is a paradise run! But there is so much more. Watch mile 15 video below and then let’s head to Mile 16 to the ocean and Sea Cliff. Click Next Mile…







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