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The San Francisco Marathon

The San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco, California, USA | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Race Rundown

52.4-MileSunday, July 29, 201812:00am
MarathonSunday, July 29, 20185:30am
1st Half MarathonSunday, July 29, 20185:30am
2nd Half MarathonSunday, July 29, 20187:30am
5KSunday, July 29, 20187:45am

 

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Race Perks
BeerBoston Qualifier

Why We Love It

San Francisco is known for many things - the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz, fog - but most notably it is recognized for its unique mixture of city culture and outdoor adventure. Home to Michelin star restaurants, environmentally-conscious people, outdoor trails, and the ever-popular tech-scene, San Francisco is also only an hour away from Napa Valley and two hours from Monterey.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Twin Peaks

Two hills near the center of the city offering amazing panoramic views of the Bay Area - if that infamous fog hasn't rolled in.

Golden Gate Park

A popular park home to green space, gardens, arboretums, trails, lakes, monuments, museums, playgrounds, cultural activities, event venues, and even bison. Activities: bike, camp, hike, picnic, playground, walk/run.

Golden Gate Bridge

An iconic suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait. Activities: bike, drive, walk/run.

Ferry Building Marketplace

A spot for scrumptious treats and gourmet delights.

Alcatraz Island

An old federal prison (aka "The Rock") that housed several of America's most dangerous and notorious felons. While entry is free, there is a ferry fee to get to the island.

Average Temperature

High - 67°F (19°C) Low - 54°F (12°C)

Transportation

Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
12 mi (19 km) from downtown

Train

Amtrak San Francisco Station (SFC)
Located downtown

Accommodations

Argonaut Hotel2.1 mi from start/finish
Courtyard San Francisco Downtown0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish
Courtyard SF Fisherman's Wharf2.0 mi (3.2 km) from start/finish
Courtyard SF Union Square1.5 mi (2.4 km) from start/finish
Harbour Court HotelAcross the street from start/finish
Holiday Inn SF Fisherman's Wharf2.0 mi (3.2 km) from start/finish
Hotel Griffon0.1 mi (0.2 km) from start/finish
Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf1.8 mi (2.9 km) from start/finish
Hyatt Regency San Francisco0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start/finish
Inn at the Presidio4.3 mi (6.9 km) from start/finish
InterContinental Mark Hopkins1.2 mi (1.9 km) from start/finish
King George Hotel1.3 mi (2.1 km) from start/finish
Loews Regency San Francisco0.7 mi (1.1 km) from start/finish
Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf1.8 mi (2.9 km) from start/finish
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel1.7 mi (2.7 km) from start/finish
Stanford Court1.2 mi (1.9 km) from start/finish
The Westin San Francisco St. Francis1.2 mi (1.9 km) from start/finish
Washington Square Inn1.4 mi (2.3 km) from start/finish