About Us

The San Francisco Marathon®

We are dedicated to bringing a virtual running community together, to help foster healthy lifestyle habits and celebrate the joy of running.  We believe in rewarding you for your efforts with exciting fun items!  

Who We Are

Jumping Fences Inc. is an event management company and the producer of The San Francisco Marathon and the Berkeley Half Marathon.  In addition to producing the nation’s 14th largest marathon, JFI produces other athletic events and manages RUN365, the Official Training Program of The San Francisco Marathon and the Berkeley Half Marathon.

About Our Race

The race prides itself on its unique nature; like the city itself the race is more individual, the course more challenging, the terrain more beautiful – an event Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World, referred to as “challenging and beautiful…one of the country’s best big city marathons.” The San Francisco Marathon proudly hosts over 27,500 runners and rewards their efforts with unparalleled breathtaking views and a unique course that they will never forget.

Our History

The San Francisco Marathon on July 23rd, 2017 marked the 40th Anniversary of its inception in 1977. Like the city it calls home, The San Francisco Marathon has grown and improved in remarkable ways over the years. Ranked the 14th largest marathon in the nation, the event grew from 5,000 runners in 2001 to attracting more than 27,500 runners and 80,000 spectator attendees in 2017.