Here it is! The San Francisco Marathon Course

  • dfrourke

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    Jul 23, 2008 7:20 AM GMT
    I just watched these videos and I can't be more excited to tackle this race...

    Miles 1 - 10



    Start: Downtown on the Embarcadero at Mission, run past the historic Ferry Building.
    Mile 1: Look to your left to see Coit Tower overlooking San Francisco, and then pass through Fisherman's Wharf and catch the smell of fresh bread baking at Boudin's.
    Mile 2: Run through Fort Mason - now a historic military site.
    Mile 3: Run along the Marina and see the private yachts to your right.
    Mile 4: Pass the restored wetlands and enter the Presidio.
    Mile 5-10: Cross the Golden Gate Bridge toward Marin, and then back again, looking at the incredible city view as you head back onto the main land.

    Miles 11 - 26.2



    Mile 11 & 12: Enjoy the downhill as you move through Sea Cliff and Richmond Districts, and into the greenery of Golden Gate Park.
    Miles 13-19: Take in the sights of this lush city park, passing small lakes and ponds, and re-enter the city through the Alvord Lake Tunnel.
    Mile 20: Pass through Haight Ashbury and experience the 60s all over again.
    Miles 21 & 22: Run through the Mission District, known for its flavorful Mexican restaurants – resist the temptation to stop for a quick meal!
    Miles 23 & 24: Head through Potrero Hill and see water again as you head North for the final two miles!
    Miles 25 – END: Once you run past the home of the San Francisco Giants you know you are almost there. Look for Cupid's Arrow and the finish line will soon follow.
    END: Congratulations! Enjoy the post-race awards presentation, food, and festivities!

    Wish me luck...I have one more training run [8 miles] and then its off to marathon on August 3rd!
  • Surferhotty

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    Jul 23, 2008 8:04 AM GMT
    I'll be running in this too. I can't wait!
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    Jul 23, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    Hmmmm.... Wonder if we can dress up like Bay To Breakers?!?!?!?


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    Jul 31, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    I get in town on Friday, Good luck, I will see you at the finish line!!!!
  • Surferhotty

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    Aug 04, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    Absolutely awesome run. Did you all enjoy it?
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    Aug 04, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    the race was great, well organized, thought the course was great, what about you? have a good time?
  • Surferhotty

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    Aug 04, 2008 5:21 AM GMT
    Yeah, no complaints at all. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Got a little crowded on the Gate, otherwise, it was the most fun I've had running in a while.
  • dfrourke

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    Aug 04, 2008 7:05 AM GMT
    LOVED the race...the first half was my favorite...running over the Golden Gate bridge was the highlight for me...miles 22 - 24 were brutal...finished in 3:54...

    congrats to all that participated!

    - David