Sunday, July 31, 2016
Race Day Weather
53° F (11°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 96.84
Course Score: 97.71
2016: 6,267 Finishers
2015: 6,071 Finishers
2014: 6,623 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 11th largest in 2014.
This year 4.8% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 4.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the San Francisco Marathon the 391st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 330th highest percentage so far in 2016.
Its Course Score of 97.71 ranks it as the 324th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 27th 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 334th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 30th fastest in California.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.