The San Francisco Marathon Mile 6: Course Landmarks

The San Francisco Marathon Mile 6 STATS

Neighborhood: Park Presidio

Elevation Change: Starts at 7’, peaks at 110’ valley at 16’, peaks to 110’ end 60’

Stations (water/food/toilet):  none

Best Spot for Family/Support: Swiss Warming Hut

Beginning at the West end of Crissy field this mile takes you past the Swiss Warming Hut along Marine Drive on your way to Fort Point. For spectators, mile 6 is such a great place to cheer with espresso and wonderful snacks.

Between the Swiss Warming and Fort Point is a stretch of road with waves crashing on the right and the Golden Gate Bridge stands majestically in the background. This is a very popular spot to film car commercials and , most likely will look familiar to a lot of you.

Fort Point is also where Albert Hitchcock filmed part of his classic: Vertigo (1958). This is where Madeleine , played by Kim Novak,  in a critical scene, attempted suicide by leaping off a casement and into the bay. But what is just so super cool, for surfers from everywhere visiting San Francisco is that this area , even though a bay area has actual surf! This is a must stop pre or post race for any surf enthusiast!


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Drama aside, Fort Point is a pretty interesting place in its own right. A day trip here is a great way to learn about the evolution of San Francisco from the mid-1700’s through the Civil War era.

Watch the Mile 6 video below and then let’s move onto mile 7! Click Next Mile!






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