Gold Story: 2019 San Francisco Marathon Female Winner Says, “I’m Not Afraid To Dream and Work Hard”

January 20, 2020 | Nina was born and grew up in Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation. She says she liked math and computer science and was a “normal nerd until age 25, without any serious sports background.”  She has a Masters of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Moscow State Technical University and ... More

Earn ALL The Medals When You Take On A Challenge

January 17, 2020 | If you’re anything like Mike Dasalla, San Francisco Marathon Race Ambassador, then you love getting ALL the medals, and with so many different race challenges, there is a lot of opportunity for medals in San Francisco. Whether you take on one of the year-over-year challenges or a partner challenge, you don’t want to ... More

Gold Story: Pushing Limits and Achieving Goals — Running, a Baby, and a Business

January 13, 2020 | Kimberly served in the Air Force for five years. After being stationed in Hawaii, the birthplace of the Ironman events, she decided to start training and competing in Ironman events. Eventually, Kimberly decided she wanted to focus just on running and see how well she could do in a marathon if she only had to run (and ... More

Gold Story: SF Marathon Runner Says “Train Hard. Run Hard. Love Hard. Be Stronger Than Your Excuses.”

January 6, 2020 | “With my entire heart, and all the energy I had to give from the moment I stepped up to the starting line to when I crossed the finish line, I accomplished my only marathon goal of a sub 4 hour finish,” Michelle posted on Instagram after running the 2019 San Francisco Marathon. It was only her third full marathon and ... More

4 Tips To Training for the SF Marathon From USATF Certified Head Coach

December 19, 2019 | Are you thinking about running the San Francisco Marathon in July? If so, it’s time to get off the couch, put those running shoes on, and start training! Dr. Lisa Gonzales, 7-time pacer for the San Francisco Marathon and USA Track & Field certified head coach of the South Bay RUN365 training club, has four ... More

Flat Can Be Boring: Why You Should Be Excited For Those San Francisco Hills!

December 17, 2019 | When San Francisco Marathon runners are asked what makes this course unique to other races, they talk about seeing all the iconic sights in the City, the majestic experience of running across the Golden Gate Bridge, the views of the ocean, the seacliffs, and the Bay, the amazing San Francisco weather, and the fact that ... More

Gold Story: Inmate to Marathoner. How Running A Marathon Can Change Your Life.

December 16, 2019 | On December 24, 2017, Waldo got out of prison. He had spent his late teens and early 20s with the wrong crowd. He did drugs, he had a friend who died in his arms, he was involved in a carjacking. And then he was caught in possession of a firearm, which is ultimately what sent him to prison. He took a plea deal, but ... More

Gold Story: 2 Goals, 10 Years Apart, Achieved In San Francisco

December 9, 2019 | The San Francisco Marathon has a special place in runner Alys’s heart because it’s where she achieved two major running goals -- the first, in 2007, when she completed her first half marathon, and the second, 10 years later, when she completed her first full marathon. Alys started running at a young age. She had a ... More

Make the San Francisco Marathon Your 2020 Runcation

December 6, 2019 | Are you looking for an amazing runcation in 2020? The San Francisco Marathon may just be what you’re looking for! The sights, the views, the experience. If San Francisco is on your bucket list, make the 2020 SFM your runcation of the summer. The San Francisco Marathon is the only full marathon experience you can ... More

Running in San Francisco Is The Coolest Thing Ever

December 3, 2020 | “There’s something about running in San Francisco,” said Ron Poggi, San Francisco Marathon Race Ambassador. “It’s the coolest thing ever.” “It’s one of the most scenic marathons I’ve ever done,” said Charles Lim, another Race Ambassador, about the San Francisco Marathon. “It’s a beautiful ... More