The San Francisco Marathon's reputation attracts top endurance athletes from around the country and the globe, as well as many of the Silicon Valley's noted tech companies and leaders. These individuals come together at this event to share the same amazing aspects of the city that the residents love, and to embrace and celebrate the challenge of running the country’s toughest big city marathon.
Like the city itself the race is unlike any other. Many dedicated runners find The SF Marathon more challenging, the terrain more beautiful, and running experience unparalleled as they traverse gorgeous locales and iconic landmarks along the way. It is the race of a lifetime - once referred to by The Wall Street Journal as "The Race Even Marathoners Fear".
The SF Marathon is proud to host nearly 25,000 runners, and to reward their efforts with breathtaking views and a unique course that they'll never forget!