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On Tap

San Francisco Marathon Weekend

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Events: This weekend will feature a handful of events across the city, the largest of which is the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday. Sunday will also see this month's Hawaiian-themed TreasureFest on Treasure Island featuring a food truck luau and tiki bars. Read more about our featured event below.

SF Marathon Runners 2014
Hydration is essential when you've run 26.2 miles and these runners are doing their best to combat their thirst. Photo: Jun Seita/Flickr

San Francisco Marathon

Sunday, 5:30 a.m. start time
Embarcadero

It's summertime in the city and that means it is time for the annual San Francisco Marathon. Over 27,500 runners are expected to line up this Sunday morning along the Embarcadero as the sun begins breaking through the fog, just the beginning of a 26.2 mile jog around the city. Beginning at Mission and The Embarcadero, the race will proceed along the waterfront north toward Fisherman's Wharf before turning west through Fort Mason and the Marina. The race will then take participants across the Golden Gate Bridge, then back again as they head south through the Presidio on their way to Golden Gate Park. After traversing the Park, runners will pass through the Haight before making a turn into the Mission, then heading east into Potrero Hill. The final leg of the race puts runners back along the waterfront, around AT&T Park before culminating on The Embarcadero at Folsom Street.

The top three overall men and women in the full marathon will receive a plaque and winners medal, while the top three females and top three males in each age group will be awarded a personalized plaque. The day will also feature two half-marathons,-- one beginning on The Embarcadero and the other kicking off in Golden Gate Park -- and a 5K beginning at 7:45AM on The Embarcadero.


How to Get There on Muni: Get close to the starting line at Mission and The Embarcadero by taking the F Market and Wharves, KJ Ingleside/Church, N Judah, or T Third lines as well as the L Taraval and M Ocean View Bus Shuttles to connect to the subway toward downtown. Bus options include the 1 California, 2 Sutter/Clement, 5 Fulton, 6 Haight/Parnassus, 7 Haight/Noriega, 9 San Bruno, 14 Mission, 14R Mission Rapid, 21 Hayes, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary or 38R Geary Rapid.

Muni Service Notes: There will be reroutes in effect during this event for the 6, 7, 10 Townsend, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 28 19th Avenue, 29 Sunset, 33 Ashbury/18th Street, 37 Corbett, 43 Masonic, 44 O'Shaughnessy, 48 Quintara/24th Street, 55 16th Street,  as well as the L Taraval and M Ocean View Bus Shuttles. Multiple other routes around the city may experience minor delays as a result of this event.

“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Thursdays for a look ahead to the weekend. Check out our Weekend Traffic & Transit Advisory for more details.