If you’re a runner, you’ve probably heard of them. An FKT is a timed attempt to complete a particular route or trail faster than anyone else has done it before. They may be done alone or with a partner or group and can be supported or unsupported. In recent years, FKTs have become increasingly popular among trail runners to push themselves to their limits, sometimes in lieu of organized races. FKTs are a wonderful way to test your ability while also connecting to the wilderness spaces we all love.
Many people run in San Francisco. Toby Silver is running the entire city of San Francisco, all 1260 miles and 2612 streets. There are 36 neighborhoods, over 50 hills and nearly endless vistas. It’s an ambitious, symbolic and perhaps slightly insane project he began to turn over in his mind five years ago. “It was born out of love for the city and love for running,” says Silver.