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The coolest summer marathon of 2014!
The coolest summer marathon of 2014!

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For the love of running…a time for goals and time for fun! - Different people run for different reasons: health, camaraderie, personal drive or pure enjoyment. Enjoyment? Some of you might ask…particularly when in the midst of training for an event as challenging as a marathon, some days it can be easier to forget the pleasure and think of the pain you’ve endured throughout your training. So how does someone like Fitbit Ambassador Dean Karnazes continue to compete and live a fulfilling runn...

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The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 26 -         The home stretch! Mile 26 takes runners through the South of Market District, passing AT&T Park, stretching along the Embarcadero, past the Bay Bridge, and ending at Folsom Street. The last mile begins at China Basin Park, a rectangular green patch of grass across the street from the stadium with ballpark and water views. It lines McCovey Cove, the unofficial name of a section of San Francisco Bay beyond the right field wall of AT&T Park,...

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Born to Run: Why I Am Excited to Run The San Francisco Marathon

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The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 25 -         Mile 25 runs along the waterfront on Terry Francois Boulevard from 19th Street to Pier 48 in the Mission Bay neighborhood. Illinois heads along the perimeter of the SF Bay, then runners turn right on Terry Francois Boulevard, hugging the waterfront the entire mile, making for superbly scenic views. In the 1850s, the area was used for shipbuilding and repair, butchery and meat production, and oyster and clam fishing. Now, this neighborhood...

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The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 24 -         Mile 24 takes runners through the industrial-chic Dogpatch neighborhood, a historically gritty seaport that has recently evolved into one of San Francisco’s most quickly developed neighborhoods. This mile of the course travels down Indiana Street, across 22nd Street for a few blocks, then up 3rd Street and Illinois Street heading toward the water. New state-of-the-art condo construction is everywhere, and factory, warehouse and pre-1906-e...

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The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 23 -         Mile 23 takes runners through the Potrero Hill neighborhood, down 16th street to 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue, heading east toward the San Francisco Bay. Potrero is a residential area with an industrial vibe. 16th runs under the 101 freeway, passing warehouse buildings and bountiful condominium construction. Many think the crookedest street in San Francisco is Lombard Street, but it’s actually Vermont Street located here, between 20th and...

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The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 22 - Ever wondered what running the The San Francisco Marathon course is like? We asked local writer and runner, Erin Mara, to take us through the experience of running the The San Francisco Marathon from a mile-by-mile perspective. What better way to join in the experience of the course than being able to get a sneak peek?         Mile 22 starts on Guerrero Street at 14th Street, and the course runs a few blocks south before turning onto 16th Street....

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Race Day Hydration Tips - Hydration tips from Nuun, the Official On-Course Electrolyte of The San Francisco Marathon We’re getting closer to race weekend, and by now you should be trying to determine your race day hydration strategy. San Francisco tends to be cool but humid, which can make it surprisingly easy to overheat. Staying properly hydrated will be key to a successful race day. Each individual is different, but keep these guidelines in mind and tweak them to suit your individual hyd...

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The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 21 - Ever wondered what running the The San Francisco Marathon course is like? We asked local writer and runner, Erin Mara, to take us through the experience of running the The San Francisco Marathon from a mile-by-mile perspective. What better way to join in the experience of the course than being able to get a sneak peek?         Mile 21 starts on Haight Street at Divisadero Street, wrapping up a long and steady descent and heading southeast toward ...

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The San Francisco Marathon Course: Mile 20 - Ever wondered what running the The San Francisco Marathon course is like? We asked local writer and runner, Erin Mara, to take us through the experience of running the The San Francisco Marathon from a mile-by-mile perspective. What better way to join in the experience of the course than being able to get a sneak peek? Just before runners exit the park at Mile 20, they pass recently renovated Kezar Stadium on their right. The outdoor athletic sta...
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