2018: Sunday, July 29, 2018
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Race Day Weather
53° F (11°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 96.84
Course Score: 97.71
2017: 6,523 Finishers
2016: 6,267 Finishers
2015: 6,071 Finishers
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The San Francisco Marathon is a hilly loop course that will challenge runners.
The race starts and finishes on the Embarcadero (near the Ferry Building), traversing San Francisco. The Full Marathon runs through Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina, across the Golden Gate Bridge (twice), through the Presidio and into Golden Gate Park.
After a tour of Golden Gate Park, runners go down the famous Haight Street and through the Mission, Potrero and Mission Bay Districts. After a pass behind AT&T Park, the course goes under the Bay Bridge and up to the Finish Line.
The San Francisco Marathon was the 12th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 12th largest in 2016.
Last year 3.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.
This gives the San Francisco Marathon the 388th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 384th highest percentage in 2016.
Its Course Score of 97.71 ranks it as the 339th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 24th fastest course in California.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the San Francisco Marathon a PR Score of 96.84. This PR Score ranks it as the 352nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 28th fastest in California.
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