San Diego Marathon - January. This beautiful, coastal course has outstanding course support and terrific souvenirs.
City Of Los Angeles Marathon - March. Starts on Figueroa & 5th Street, downtown Los Angeles. Finishes in front of the Arco Plaza on Flower Street, downtown Los Angeles. Scenic, loop course that travels past historical landmarks and through various ethnic communities. Areas that on the course include Koreatown, the Crenshaw District, Hancock Park, Melrose, Hollywood and downtown. Course will have major entertainment centers with community groups performing and over eighty bands and musical groups. Portable bathrooms on the course at every mile and at the finish line. There is a downgrade at the start, the course is relatively flat and the last 20k is rolling hills. The course is Usa Track & Field certified.
San Francisco Chronicle Marathon - July. Run San Francisco! Your amazing tour of this beautiful city starts along the famed Embarcadero, going west through Fisherman's Wharf. Running along the Bay in Aquatic Park and up Fort Mason hill, spectacular views of the Bay and of the Golden Gate Bridge greet you at the top. You continue west along the Marina, where the course takes you past private yachts and around the Palace of Fine Arts (built for the 1916 World Exhibition). Through the Presidio, traversing some of the most beautiful San Francisco coastline, there are sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge.