(Courtesy SF Marathon)

SF Marathon kicks off with thousands of runners expected

The 41st annual San Francisco Marathon is under way on Sunday morning, with more than 27,500 runners expected to participate.

The race route will loop north along The Embarcadero, through Fisherman’s Wharf and the Marina into the Presidio, and south through the outer Richmond District on 25th Avenue.

The race, which began at 5:30 a.m. with staggered starts, will continue through Golden Gate Park, and then through the Haight, crossing Market Street at Guerrero, and continue through the Mission District, primarily on 16th Street, into Mission Bay.

The route next will go under Interstate 280 at Mariposa Street, then south on Indiana to 22nd Street, back along Third Street to Terry Francois and then back to The Embarcadero.

The Finish Line Festival is open to the public until 12:30 p.m. The festival features a redesigned “Cheer Garden” beverage area, enhanced runner-recovery areas and food/nutrition and fitness experiences for spectators and runners.

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