Press Release

SF Marathon July 28 – Traffic, Transit Advisories

SFMTA Press Release:

San Francisco Marathon

Sunday, July 28: The annual San Francisco Marathon will begin from The Embarcadero and Mission Street at 5:30 a.m., with staggered starts from 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. The race route will loop north along The Embarcadero, through Fisherman’s Wharf and the Marina into the Presidio, and south through the outer Richmond District on 25th Avenue. The race will continue through Golden Gate Park, and then through the Haight, crossing Market Street at Guerrero, and then to continue through the Mission District primarily on 16thStreet into Mission Bay. The route will go under I-280 at Mariposa Street, then South on Indiana to 22nd Street, back along 3rd Street to Terry Francois and then back to The Embarcadero. An attendance of up to 20,000 runners is expected.

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This will be a large citywide running event. Traffic in the area will be affected as soon as the race begins. The following are travel options to cross the marathon route:

East/West Travel

  • Richmond District: all streets with exceptions of Lake Street and El Camino de Mar
  • Dogpatch: 18th and 20th Street

North/South Travel

  • Great Highway
  • 19th Avenue
  • Steiner Street
  • Fillmore Street
  • Valencia Street
  • Mission Street
  • South Van Ness Avenue
  • Folsom Street (from 15th to 17 streets)
  • Bryan Street
  • Potrero Avenue
  • Kansas Street
  • De Haro Street

Travelers should expect transit and travel delays due to street closures during the race and crowds of racers and spectators both before and after the race. The race will begin at 5:30 a.m. and conclude in the early afternoon.

Various additional street closures will be required between 5 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. throughout the race route including in the Presidio and Golden Gate Park. Additional detail of race day traffic advisory with suggested detours can be found at

During the street closures, the following Muni lines and routes will be affected:  E Embarcadero; F Market; K Ingleside (AM Bus); K/T Ingleside/Third Street; N Judah; N Judah (AM Bus); T Third Street (AM Bus); 1 California; 5 Fulton; 6 Haight-Parnassus; 7 Haight/Noriega; 8 Bayshore; 9 San Bruno; 10 Townsend; 12 Folsom/Pacific; 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 19 Polk; 22 Fillmore; 24 Divisadero; 27 Bryant; 28 19th Avenue; 29 Sunset; 31 Balboa; 33 Ashbury/18th; 37 Corbett; 38 Geary; 38R Geary Rapid; 39 Coit; 43 Masonic; 44 O’Shaughnessy; 47 Van Ness; 48 Quintara/24th Street; 49 Van Ness/Mission; 55 16th Street; and 76X Marin Headlands Express.

43 Masonic: There will be NO service between Fort Mason and the Golden Gate Bridge from beginning of service until 10 a.m.

28 19th Avenue & 29 Sunset: There will be NO service to Baker Beach until 10 a.m.

E Embarcadero: No service due to UCSF Platform construction.

Taxi Service 

Between 12:01 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, there will be temporary taxi stands for the event at the following locations:

  • Clay Street between Drumm and Davis streets
  • North side of Drumm Street (Six Spots Only)

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