47 Years of The San Francisco Marathon

This year, the San Francisco Marathon celebrates its 47th Anniversary on July 28th, 2024. Help us honor the rich history of runners who have made this race such an iconic part of the community since the initial running on Sunday, July 10, 1977. Browse our gallery of stories, images, and more below.


Year of the First Running of The San Francisco Marathon


Est. Total Finishers in Our 1977 First Running


Year of the 40th Anniversary of The San Francisco Marathon


Runners at the 40th Anniversary on July 23rd, 2017

Origins of the Race

Learn more about The San Francisco Marathon’s rich history of origin story by clicking the tiles.

A Race for Runners, By Runners
Beyond Golden Gate Park
Taking the Race Over the Bridge
Olympic Dreams

Click images above for full version and click through the gallery.

Runners Stories

Healing and Perserverance
Iconic San Francisco
Local Love for #TSFM