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Review of San Fransisco Marathon by uscgMK1

Posted by: on January, 8 2012

San Francisco Marathon is made up of two separate half marathons. First half starts at the Embarcadero and finishes at Golden Gate Park. Second half starts and Golden Gate Park and finishes at the Embarcadero with the full marathon runners.
Amazing course highlighted by running over the Golden Gate
Well organized start/finsh area
Plenty of hotels within walking distance of the start/finish area
San Francisco
Best race shirt ever!
Great medal
Post had plenty of goodies, scones from panera and jamba juice
Beer garden actually had good beer (Sierra Nevada)

EXPO was not great, not much SWAG to speak of
Race tracker sucked, horrible smartphone app that really didn’t work well. I expected much more coniderring it is San Francisco
The fresh 2nd halfers blowing by me for the last 13 miles was a real mind bender

Overall its a great event, one I plan on running every year. B+