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 24th. 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:

Reserve a parking space ahead of time with GottaPark. Parking is a challenge in downtown San Francisco, so purchase a guaranteed parking spot ahead of time and avoid the hassle of finding parking on the day of the expo or race. More information coming soon!

 

Bike Valet – Race Day Only:

The San Francisco Marathon will have a Bike Valet located at the Main Start Line. More information coming soon!