Parking Information

There are a variety of ways to get to the Race Expo over Race Weekend and the Start and Finish Lines on Race Day. Listed below are options and helpful instructions.

Public Transit: Expo and Race Day

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Race Expo:

A Free Shuttle bus will run from the Hyatt Embarcadero to the Race Expo on Friday and Saturday during the Race Expo hours. Please meet the bus on the Market Street Side of the Hyatt.

Ride MUNI – Plan your trip with The San Francisco Trip Planner – an easy to use site that allows you to put in your starting point and destination and then gives you the easiest option to arrive at your destination using public transportation.

Driving Directions:

East Bay: Bay Bridge to Fremont Street Exit; on Fremont (100 yards north) take first right on Howard; left on Embarcadero & go 2 miles; left on Bay, about 2 miles. Right on Buchanan. Cross Marina Blvd. & sharp right into Fort Mason Center.

North Bay: Golden Gate Bridge (US 101) to Marina Exit; go 1.5 miles. Turn left at Buchanan & turn right into Fort Mason Center.

Peninsula/South Bay: US 101 North to 9th St. Exit; 9th across Market & left on Hayes; right on Franklin; about 2 miles. Turn left on Bay St, right on Buchanan. Cross Marina Blvd. & sharp right into Fort Mason Center .

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Race Day:

All public transit systems will be running as regularly scheduled on Race Day. We encourage all runners to drive or carpool, have a friend or family member drop them off, or taxi in to make it to the start on time.

Ride MUNI – Plan your trip with The San Francisco Trip Planner – an easy to use site that allows you to put in your starting point and destination and then gives you the easiest option to arrive at your destination using public transportation.

Those runners traveling from the East Bay or the South Bay, please note that BART does not run in the very early morning hours on Race Day, Sunday, July 26th. There will be no BART service on Sunday until 8:00am.

In San Mateo and San Francisco, service is operated by Sam Trans and MUNI.

AC Transit operates service between San Francisco and the East Bay along the Richmond and Fremont BART lines.

From the East Bay:

Route 800 West, AC Transit, runs from Richmond Bart Station to Market and Van Ness in San Francisco, making stops along the way in Berkeley and Oakland. Transfers from Routes 801, 802, 805, 820, 840, and 851 to Route 800 can be made at 14th Street and Broadway. A Sunday/Holiday timetable for Route 800 West can be found HERE.

From the Peninsula:

SamTrans 397 North OWL services the South Bay to San Francisco, beginning at the Palo Alto CalTrain Station and ending at Mission and Transbay in San Francisco, making stops in Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Burlingame, South San Francisco, and San Francisco International Airport. A Sunday timetable for can be found HERE.

Parking: Expo and Race Day

Parking:

We have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near San Francisco Marathon. View real-time availability and pricing at many locations within easy walking distance to the races.

Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking for the race in advance.

Click below to purchase parking or select a location from the interactive map:

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Specialized Bike Valet – Expo and Race Day

Ride your bike to the race worry free with FREE Bike Valet service hosted by Specialized. Bike valet is available at our Health & Fitness Expo during Expo hours and on Race Day from 5am until noon.