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The current marathon course forms a loop that starts and finishes on the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building. The course runs past many notable landmarks in San Francisco including Fisherman's Wharf, Aquatic Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and AT&T Park. The course briefly enters Marin County at the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The marathon course has undergone a number of changes since its inception. In the late 1980s, the start was moved from Marin County to San Francisco. In 1999, race organizers made a number of changes to make the course faster. That year the course was altered to start and end near the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park and the run across the Golden Gate Bridge was eliminated. Previous routes have taken the marathon along the Great Highway. In 2002, the start/finish at Golden Gate Park was moved to the Embarcadero.
The San Francisco Marathon is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. The San Francisco marathon is produced by the non-profit Committed 2 Community (C2C), and all net proceeds from the event benefit C2C programs. The primary beneficiary of the San Francisco Marathon is the inner-city youth running program, Youth Run4Fun. In 2002, organizers created the Cause to Run fundraising program. The program has helped raise $10 million for other local non-profit organizations.