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"Most scenic 26.2 miles"
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I have completed the Full marathon for the past 5 years and it is by far my favorite. The course is 1/4 up hill, 1/4 down hill, 1/2 flat and you get to enjoy the sights of the city. The hills aren't really that bad, but you do need to train for them. You begin in the early morning, still dark and you will see the sun rise! Start at The Ferry building, run through Fisherman's Warf, The Embarcadero and Presidio, and up to the Bridge (first big hill). I love running the Golden Gate Bridge, especially if it is clear! The bridge has gradual up hill and down hill grades, and before you know it you are off the bridge and heading into Golden Gate Park. Keep an eye out, you may see a few animals or two!! Golden Gate park can be a little challenging trying to stay on pace due to its gradual incline, it can be a bit daunting trying to keep the pace, but it is beautiful running through the trees, lakes, gardens along the way. Then you enjoy running through the street of San
Francisco, through the buildings and eclectic scenery. You round the last corner at the AT&T Park (Giant's Stadium) and cross the finish line at the Ferry Building, exactly where you started! Perfect place to stop and get a bite to eat after a long run! The expo is packed with tons of fun venders and free samples. You always get a bag and shirt too. Of all the marathon shirts I own, I will have to say the SF Marathon always has the best, and I actually wear them too! If you don't feel like running the entire marathon, you can choose to run the first half or the second half, pretty cool!

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