Photo: Douglas Zimmerman / SFGate
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Hardly a wisp of fog and a brilliant sunrise greeted the 27,500 participants of the San Francisco Half and Full Marathon Sunday morning.
For the runners, it was the culmination of weeks and months of training to get ready for the race. But as every participant knows, the support of friends and family is as essential as their training to help them cross the finish line.
Supporters lined the course offering cheers and signs encouraging them on. We ran the course ourselves (well the first half and then made it to the Embarcadero for the end of the full marathon) and snapped photos of our favorite signs along the way.
Please click the slideshow above for our favorites and congratulations to all of the finishers!!
For more about the top men and women’s finishers of the SF Marathon, click on the San Francisco Chronicle article for a full report.
Online Photo Editor Douglas Zimmerman oversees SFGATE’s Instagram and covers the Bay Area soccer scene on SFGATE’s Beautiful Blog. View his latest stories and send him news tips at email@example.com. Follow on Twitter @zimpix