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Bay to Breakers: May 15, 2022

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The 2022 Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers race will take place on Sunday, May 15. Streets will be closed and Muni will reroute service along the race route. After the race, Muni will provide express service back to the downtown area.

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Street Closures

The race starts from Howard from Steuart to 9th Street, runs along Hayes from Market to Divisadero, proceeds on Fell from Divisadero to Golden Gate Park, then along JFK Drive all the way to the Great Highway. The official course map is available on the Bay to Breakers website. Streets will be closed in the following areas at the times indicated:

Starting Line Area

Closures from Saturday at 7 p.m. to Sunday at 4 p.m.

  • Main: between Mission and Folsom
  • Howard: between Embarcadero and Beale
  • Steuart: east of Mission
  • Spear: between Mission and Folsom

Race Route

Closures on Sunday from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • Howard: between Beale and 3rd St
  • Beale: between Mission and Folsom
  • Fremont: between Mission and Folsom
  • 1st St: between Market and Folsom (Muni allowed from Market to Mission)
  • 2nd St: between Mission and Folsom
  • New Montgomery: between Mission and Howard
  • Hawthorne: between Howard and Folsom

Closures on Sunday from 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • Steiner: between Grove and Hayes
  • Baker: between Oak and Fell

Closures on Sunday from 5 am to 1 p.m.

  • Divisadero: between Grove and Oak

Closures on Sunday from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Cabrillo: between 48th & La Playa
    • Balboa: between 48th & Great Highway
    • Pt. Lobos: between 48th & Great Highway 

    Closures on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    • Howard: between 3rd & 9th
    • 9th: between Howard & Market

    Closures on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    • Hayes: between Market and Divisadero

    Closures on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • Fell: between Divisadero & Stanyan

    Closures on Sunday from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    • Great Highway: between Balboa & Pt. Lobos

    Finish Line Festival Area

    Closures from Saturday 7 p.m. until Sunday 4 p.m.

    • Lincoln: westbound, between Great Highway and 48th
    • Lincoln: eastbound, between Great Highway and La Playa
    • Fulton: westbound, between Great Highway and 47th
    • Fulton: eastbound, between Great Highway and 48th
    • La Playa: between Cabrillo and Fulton

    Closures from Saturday at 9 p.m. to Sunday at 4 p.m.

    • Great Highway: between Sloat and JFK
    • Multiple entrances to Golden Gate Park for the race period

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    Muni Service Changes

    Summary of Service Impacts

    The event will cause major reroutes and delays Sunday morning. If you're not participating in the race as a runner or spectator, you are encouraged to avoid areas affected by the Bay to Breakers.

    Lines and routes that operate parallel to the course

    • The N, 5, 28, 29 and 31 will experience crowding and delays.
    • There will be added service to and from the race on the 5X, 5R and N.
    • There will be added morning N Judah Metro service east of 19th Avenue.

    Routes that cross the course

    • The 19, 22, 24, 27, 33, and 43 will be divided into two sections, with no service between sections. You will have to walk to get from one side of the race to the other, or take an alternate route.
    • The and 12 will reroute around the course via The Embarcadero. 
    • The 30 and 45 will not serve south of Market. Use the or 12 routes to access SoMa.
    • The 49 will not serve north of Mission and South Van Ness. You will have to walk to get from one side of the race to the other, or else take alternate routings.
    • You can cross the park on the 18, 28, 29, or 44 routes. Expect delays due to heavy ridership and traffic.

    Market and Mission Street routes and lines

    • The Muni Metro Subway will open at 8 a.m.
    • BART will open at 6 a.m.
      • Adult "A" Pass holders may use BART between Market Street stations and Mission District stations to cross the course for no charge.
      • All others may use BART to cross the course at their regular BART fare.
    • Some routes on Market and Mission -- 6, 7, 9, 14, 49, K-L-M Owls -- will only go to Market, 10th or 11th Street.

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      Muni Reroutes

      You are strongly encouraged to call the San Francisco 311 Customer Service Center before race day for personalized trip assistance. The following is general information that may help if you are unable to reach the Transit Information Center, and may not be the most efficient for your particular trip. Expect crowding and allow a lot of extra time for your trip.

      Temporary Service Changes by Route/Line
      Route/Line Times Service Details
      F Market & Wharves
      (Streetcars)
      Start of Service until 10:45 a.m.

      No service between Van Ness and Embarcadero.
      After 6 a.m.: use Muni Metro Subway between Van Ness and Embarcadero stations.
      Streetcars will only serve The Embarcadero.

      K Ingleside Bus
      Early Morning
      7 a.m. until 8 a.m.

      No service east of Van Ness.
      After 8 a.m.: use Muni Metro Subway between Van Ness and Embarcadero stations.

      N Bus
      Early Morning
      5 a.m. until 8 a.m.

      Inbound reroute will be along Folsom, between 10th St and The Embarcadero.
      Outbound reroute will be along 3rd St, Harrison and 11th St.
      After 8 a.m.: use Muni Metro Subway between Van Ness and Embarcadero stations.

      T Bus
      Early Morning
      6 a.m. until 8 a.m.

      Inbound reroute will be along Folsom, between 10th St and The Embarcadero.
      Outbound reroute will be along 3rd St, Harrison and 11th St.
      After 8 a.m.: use Muni Metro Subway between Van Ness and Embarcadero stations.

      5 Fulton

      Start of Service until 2 p.m.

      No reroutes, but some delays and crowding are possible
      There will be added Express inbound service.
      If you want local stops, be sure to board a local bus.

      5R Fulton Rapid Start of Service until 8 a.m.

      Inbound Rapid route will service all regular 5R stops from Fulton & 47th to downtown
      There will be no Outbound 5R service

      5X Fulton Express From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      Inbound 5X route will be from Fulton & 47th via Fulton, Masonic, Golden Gate Ave., Hyde to the drop-off location between Hyde and Grove.

      7 Haight/Noriega
       
      Start of Service to 10:45 a.m.

      Reroute will be along Judah between 22nd Ave. and Funston in both directions.
      Switchback will begin at Market &10th St., with a temporary terminal on 11th between Mission and Market
      The stop nearest to Downtown is Market & Van Ness.
      Use Muni Metro Subway service between Van Ness and Embarcadero stations.

      7 Haight/Noriega 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      Reroute will be along Judah between 22nd Ave. and Funston in both directions only; no downtown switchback.
      The stop nearest to the Salesforce Transit Center is Mission & Beale.

      7 Haight/Noriega After 2 p.m.

      The stop nearest to the Salesforce Transit Center is Mission & Beale.

      8 Bayshore  6 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

      To Fisherman's Wharf: Reroute will be from 3rd & Folsom via Folsom, The Embarcadero. Washington, Davis, Market, Geary, Kearny to regular route. The stop nearest to Market Street is Kearny & Geary.
      To City College: Reroute will be from Stockton & Clay via Clay, Drumm, Washington, The Embarcadero, Harrison to regular route. The first regular stop is Harrison & 4th St.

      9 San Bruno

      6 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

      Route divided into two sections:

      • West of 11th & Market
        • Toward Downtown: Switchback will be from 11th & Market via Market, 10th, Mission, 11th to regular route.
        • Temporary terminal at 11th & Market
        • Board for outbound service toward Visitacion Valley at temporary terminal
      • East of Market & Hyde/8th
        • Buses will serve regular 9 stops between Market & Steuart and Market & Hyde
        • Switchback will be from Market & Hyde/8th via 8th, Mission, 7th, Market to regular route toward downtown

      Use Muni Metro Subway service between Van Ness and Embarcadero stations.

      12 Folsom/Pacific Start of Service. to 5 p.m.

      To Pacific Heights: Reroute will be from Folsom & Main via Folsom, The Embarcadero, Washington, Davis, Sacramento to regular route. The stop nearest to Market Street is Sansome & Sacramento.
      To The Mission: Reroute will be from Clay & Drumm via Drumm, Washington, The Embarcadero, Folsom to regular route. The first regular stop is Folsom & Beale.

      14 Mission and
      14R Mission Rapid
      6 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

      Route divided into two sections:

      • West of Mission & 9th
        • Toward Downtown: Switchback at Mission & 10th, last stop at Mission & 11th, via 10th, Howard, 11th, Mission to regular route.
        • Temporary terminal on 11th between Howard and Mission. To continue toward Downtown, walk to Mission & 8th to board an Inbound 14/14R
        • To Daly City: Regular route from Mission & 11th.
      • East of Mission & 9th
        • To Downtown: From Mission & 8th via Mission to Fremont, Market, Beale, Mission to temporary terminal at Mission & Beale.
        • To Mission & 8th: From temporary terminal, regular route to Mission & 7th. To continue toward Daly City BART, walk to Mission & 11th to board an Outbound 14/14R.

      Use Muni Metro Subway service between Van Ness and Embarcadero stations.
      Use BART from 16th Street/Mission Station to any Market Street station. BART fares apply.

      15X Bayview Hunters Point Express 6 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

      To Downtown: Regular route to 3rd & Harrison, via Harrison to temporary terminal on north side of 3rd.
      To Bayview: From temporary terminal via Harrison to 4th to regular route.

      18 46th Avenue Start of Service
      until 4 p.m.

      Reroute will be along Judah, 19th Ave. Crossover and Fulton in both directions.
      To Outer Richmond: The first regular stop north of Golden Gate Park is La Playa & Fulton.
      To Stonestown: The first regular stop south of Golden Gate Park is 46th Ave & Kirkham.

      19 Polk 6 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

      Route divided into two sections:

      • North of Howard
        • Switchback begins at Mission. Reroute will be along McAllister.
        • To Fisherman's Wharf: The nearest stop to Market Street is 7th St & Market.
      • South of Howard
      • No service between Folsom and Mission
      • If you want to walk between sections:
        • Distance: less than 1/2 mile
        • Expect delays when crossing the race route.
      • To ride from northern section to the southern section, take the 12 at Pacific to Harrison & 8th St, or
        • Take N Owl Route (before 6 a.m.) or N Bus Line (after 6 a.m.) to Folsom & The Embarcadero.
        • Take the 12 to 8th St, where you can catch the 19.
      • To ride from the southern section to the northern section, take 12 Route from Folsom & 8th to Polk.
      22 Fillmore 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
      • Route divided into two sections:
        • North of Hayes
          • Route will be between FIllmore & Bay and Fillmore & Turk
          • Switchback will be via Fillmore to McAllister, Webster, Fulton, Fillmore to regular inbound route
          • For continued outbound travel, walk to Fillmore & Oak
        • South of Hayes
          • Route will be between Mission Bay/UCSF and Fillmore & Oak
          • Switchback will be from Fillmore & Haight via Haight, Steiner, Oak, Fillmore to regular outbound route
          • For continued inbound travel, walk to Fillmore & McAllister
      • No inbound service between Haight and McAllister
      • Outbound service only between McAllister and Oak
      • If you want to walk between sections:
        • Distance: About 1/2 mile
        • Expect delays when crossing the race route
      • To ride from the northern section to the southern section:
        1. At McAllister, transfer to the 5 Fulton east to Civic Center Station.
        2. Take the Muni Metro Subway to Church Street, where you can transfer to the 22 to Mission Bay/UCSF.
      • To ride from the southern section to the northern section:
        1. At Church & Market, take the Muni Metro Subway to Civic Center Station.
        2. Transfer to the 5 Fulton west on McAllister & Jones to Fillmore, where you can transfer again to the 22 to The Marina.
      • It may be faster to use some other combination of routes and lines or BART in place of the 22.
      • Call the San Francisco 311 Customer Service Center for personalized trip assistance.
      24 Divisadero 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      • Route divided into two sections:
        • North of Hayes
          • Route will be between Jackson & Webster and Divisadero & McAllister
          • Switchback will be from Divisadero & McAllister via Divisadero, Fulton, Broderick, McAllister, Divisadero to regular inbound route
          • For continued outbound travel, walk to Divisadero & Oak
        • South of Hayes
          • Route will be between 3rd & Palou and Divisadero & Haight
          • Switchback will be from Divisadero & Haight, via Haight, Broderick, Oak, Divisadero to regular outbound route.
          • For continued inbound travel, walk to Divisadero & McAllister
      • No service between Haight and McAllister
      • If you want to walk between sections:
        • Distance: About 1/2 mile
        • Expect delays when crossing the race route
      • To ride from the northern section to the southern section:
        • At McAllister, transfer to the 5 Route Fulton to Civic Center Station
        • Take the Muni Metro Subway to Castro Street, where you can transfer to the 24 to Bayview
      • To ride from the southern section of the route to the northern section:
        • At Castro & Market, take the Muni Metro Subway to Civic Center Station
        • Transfer to the 5 Fulton west on McAllister & Jones to Divisadero, where you transfer to the 24 to Pacific Heights
      • It may be faster to use some other combination of routes and lines or BART in place of the 24.
      • Call the San Francisco 311 Customer Service Center for personalized trip assistance.
      27 Bryant 6 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
      • Route divided into two sections:
        • North of Howard
          • Route will be between Pacific & Van Ness to 8th & Market
          • Switchback will be from 8th & Market via 8th, Mission, 7th to regular inbound route
          • For continued outbound travel, walk to Harrison & 9th
        • South of Howard
          • Route will be between 24th & Mission and Folsom & 8th
          • Switchback will be from Folsom & 7th via Folsom, 6th, Harrison, to regular outbound route
          • For continued inbound travel, walk to 7th & Mission
      • No service between Harrison and Mission
      • If you want to walk between sections:
        • Distance: less than 1/2 mile
        • Expect delays when crossing the race route
      • It may be faster to use some other combination of routes and lines or BART in place of the 27 Bryant.
      • Call the San Francisco 311 Customer Service Center for personalized trip assistance.

      28 19th Avenue

      Start of Service
      until 4 p.m.

      No reroute.
      Delays and crowding expected.

      29 Sunset

      Start of Service
      until 4 p.m.

      No reroute.
      Delays and crowding expected.

      30 Stockton

      6 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
      • No service south of Market.
      • Last stop toward Caltrain is 4th & Market
      • First stop to The Marina is 3rd St & Stevenson
      • To get to Caltrain:
        • Transfer to N Judah inbound at Powell Street Station
        • Transfer to the 15X at Harrison & 3rd
      • To get from Caltrain: 
        • Take the N Judah and transfer at Montgomery Street Station
      33 Ashbury/18th 6 a.m. until 1:40 p.m.
      • Route divided into two sections:
        • North of Fell
          • Route will be between Sacramento & Cherry and Fulton & Arguello
          • Switchback will be from Fulton & Stanyan via Fulton, Shrader, Hayes, Stanyan to regular inbound route
          • For continued outbound travel, walk to Stanyan & Waller (existing 66 stop location)
        • South of Fell
          • Route will be between 25th & Potrero and Haight & Stanyan
          • Switchback will be from Haight & Stanyan via Stanyan, Waller, Shrader, Haight to regular outbound route
          • For continued inbound travel, walk to Stanyan & Fulton
      • No service between Haight and Fulton.
      • If you want to walk between sections:
        • Distance: less than 1/2 mile
        • Expect delays when crossing the race route
      • To ride from the northern section to the southern section:
        1. Take the 1, 31, 38 or 38R west to 6th Ave or the 5 Fulton to 8th Avenue
        2. Transfer to the 44 O'Shaughnessy south to 9th Ave & Irving
        3. Transfer to the N Judah east to Carl & Cole, where you can take the 33 to General Hospital at Ashbury & Frederick
      • To ride from the southern section to the northern section:
        1. Take the N Judah west to 9th Ave & Irving.
        2. Take the 44 O'Shaughnessy north to whichever of the following streets is closest to your destination, then transfer going east:
          • 1 California
          • 5 Fulton or 5R Fulton Rapid
          • 31 Balboa
          • 38 Geary or 38R Geary Rapid

      38 Geary and
      38R Geary Rapid

      Start of service to 11 a.m.

      Last inbound stop: Beale & Mission
      First outbound stop: Fremont & Market

      43 Masonic 7 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
      • Route divided into two sections:
        • North of Fell
          • Route will be between Presidio & California and Masonic & Hayes
          • Switchback will be from Masonic & Hayes via Hayes, Ashbury, Grove, Masonic to regular inbound route
          • For continued outbound travel, walk to Haight & Clayton
        • South of Fell
          • Route will  be between Munich & Geneva and Masonic & Oak
          • Switchback will be from Masonic & Oak via Oak, Central, Haight to regular outbound route
          • For continued inbound travel, walk to Masonic & Hayes
      • No service between Hayes and Oak
      • If you want to walk between sections:
        • Distance: less than 1/4 mile
        • Expect delays when crossing the race route
      • To ride from the northern section to the southern section:
        • Consider using the 28 19th Avenue from the Marina District to the Sunset District, or
        1. Instead of taking the 43, take the 1, 31, 38, or 38R west to 6th Ave or the 5 Fulton west to 8th Ave.
        2. Transfer to the 44 O'Saughnessy south to 9th Ave & Judah where you can take the 43 to The Excelsior.
      • To ride from the southern section to the northern section:
        • Consider using the 28 19th Avenue rom the Sunset District to the Marina District, or
        • Take the 44 O'Shaughnessy north from 9th Ave & Judah to whichever of the following streets is closest to your destination, then transfer going east:
          • 1 California
          • 5 Fulton or 5R Fulton Rapid
          • 31 Balboa
          • 38 Geary or 38R Geary Rapid
      44 O'Shaughnessy Start of service to 2 p.m.
      • No stops in Golden Gate Park.
      • Northbound to The Richmond:
        • Last stop before park: 9th Ave & Irving
        • First stop after park: 8th Ave & Fulton
      • Southbound to Hunters Point:
        • Last stop before park: Cabrillo & 7th Ave
        • First stop after park: 9th Ave & Lincoln

      45 Union/Stockton

      7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
      • No service south of Market.
      • Last stop toward Caltrain is 4th & Market
      • First stop to The Marina is 3rd St & Stevenson
      • To get to Caltrain:
        • Transfer to N Judah inbound at Powell Street Station
        • Transfer to the 15X at Harrison & 3rd
      • To get from Caltrain: 
        • Take the N Judah and transfer at Montgomery Street Station
      49 Van Ness/Mission 5 a.m. until 11 a.m.
      • Route divided into two sections:
        • North of Hayes
          • Route will be between Powell & Beach and Van Ness & McAllister
          • Switchback will be from Van Ness & McAllister via McAllister, Polk, Grove, Van Ness to regular inbound route
          • For continued outbound travel, walk to Van Ness & Market
        • South of Hayes
          • Route will be between City College and Van Ness 7 Market
          • Switchback will be from Van Ness & Market via Market, Page, Franklin, Fell, Van Ness to regular outbound route
          • For continued inbound travel, walk to Van Ness & McAllister
      • If you want to walk between McAllister and Market:
        • Distance: about 1/4 mile
        • Expect delays when crossing the race route​
      • To ride from the northern section to the southern section:
      • To ride from the southern section of the route to the northern section:

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      Muni Express and Extra Service

      • Before the race
      • After the race
        • The 5X Fulton Express will operate from the finish line area to Civic Center BART.

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      Get Assistance

      Areas around the beginning and end of the race will be a mad rush of activity. We're here to help keep you sane.

      • The San Francisco 311 Customer Service Center is open 24 hours a day. 
      • We will have SFMTA staff pre-race in the Ferry Building vicinity who can direct you to stops and transfer points. Look for us in bright orange or yellow vests.
      • We will also have SFMTA staff after the race in the vicinity of Fulton & 47th. We'll still be wearing those bright vests.

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        ​Maps of Reroutes

        These maps show where Muni lines and routes will be rerouted while the streets are closed for the race.

        Downtown Area

        Bay to Breakers downtown route map

        • Lines: F on Embarcadero only
        • Reroutes: 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 14R, 19, 27, 30, 31, 38, 38R, 45, 49, L Bus, N Bus

        Panhandle Area

        Bay to Breakers Panhandle route map

        • Reroutes: 7, 18, 22, 24, 33, 43, 44

        Golden Gate Park

        Bay to Breakers GGP route map

        • Reroutes: 5, 7, 18, 33, 43, 44

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