An Incredible Sightseeing Opportunity.
Located in a 16-block stretch near the Financial District and North Beach neighborhoods, San Francisco’s Chinatown is both the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest in North America. If you haven’t been to China, this is as close as it gets. Most of the locals here don’t speak English, and you may have a hard time ordering food in some hole-in-the-wall restaurants, but Chinatown boasts some of the best food San Francisco has to offer, as well as an incredible sightseeing opportunity. You can find yourself walking quite a ways, so be sure to visit after race day. Be sure to go hungry and check out one of the famous local restaurants, like Great Eastern for Dim Sum or R&G Lounge for their Salt and Pepper Crab (made famous by a review from Anthony Bourdain).
I have been trail running in the Bay Area for most of my life, growing up in the East Bay at the foothills of Mt. Diablo. After being a mostly short and mid-distance runner my whole life, I recently turned to marathon training. I’m hoping to tackle the San Francisco Marathon, among others, in 2019. In the meantime, training and competing in 10Ks and half marathon races take up most of my time.