A run through the wilds of San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Gate Headlands Half Marathon
Sausalito, Calif. | Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021
Run along a backdrop that combines gorgeous natural vistas with views of San Francisco’s urban skyline in the distance, as well as a hilly and challenging course, this race unfolds over a course that features some dramatic changes in elevation — the half marathon climbs and descends roughly 800 feet overall. The race starts across the bay from San Francisco’s Presidio at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and from there, runners follow an out-and-back loop through the Marin Headlands, which overlook the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. The route takes runners along a course that’s truly postcard-perfect, along single-track hiking trails, fire roads, pavement and a beach crossing, running throughout along the lush Pacific shoreline dotted with vibrant wildflowers.
$65 and up