Just finished my third year running this race, which for this race means I am a legacy runner. They offer extra perks for their legacy runners like beanies, pins and an extra medal, but that isn’t why I keep running this race. I love the atmosphere and course itself. They do an amazing job with on course support and the finishline goodies are awesome (who doesn’t like a bowl full of chocolate)!!
There are a few cons to this race for example most of the course is ran through Golden Gate Park, which means the roads are narrow. It definitely makes for a crowded race and you will experience some gridlock in areas. Another con is the weather you never know what you will get on race day.My husband and I ran this race in 2016 and froze. Our daughter joined us last year and it was flooded. They actually had to shorten the course because of the rain.
This year the weather was just about perfect. I was able to actually enjoy running along the coast.
This is definitely a fun race to do and I will probably be returning again next year.
If you are looking for a fun race to run in San Francisco this is definitely one.