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The 2022 San Francisco Marathon (Every Street Closure)

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Sunday, July 24: The 45th 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 27th 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 16th Street 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. For more event details, visit https://www.thesfmarathon.com/.


See full details on road closures

Road Closure notices will be posted locally and mailed to residents within the impacted areas.

  • At major entrances to Golden Gate Park and major roadways one (1) week prior to the race.
  • On the day of the event, at entrances and diversion points in the park.

The Embarcadero – 12:01 am to 3:00 pm

  • Northbound Embarcadero/King St. will be closed from 3rd St. to Broadway.
  • Southbound Embarcadero will be closed from Broadway to Harrison.
  • See the map above and below for suggested detours.

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Fisherman’s Wharf – 5:00 am to 10:30 am

  • On Jefferson Street between Powell and Hyde, no vehicles will be allowed.

Marina District

  • Westbound lanes of Bay Street will be closed from 5:00 AM – 9:45 AM
  • Northbound Laguna St from Bay to Marina Blvd will be closed from 5:00 AM – 9:45 AM
  • West lanes of Marina Blvd to Yacht Road will be closed from 5:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Golden Gate Bridge Roadway Lanes & Sidewalks

  • Vehicle traffic will remain open in both directions throughout the event
  • The east side bridge sidewalk will open at 8:45 AM to bikes and pedestrians. The west side bridge sidewalk will open at 10:00 AM to bikes only.

Golden Gate Bridge Exit and Parking Area

  • Will remain open on Southside of the bridge
  • Vista Point exit (northeast side) and the Vista Point parking lot will be closed from 4:00am to 10:00 am.

Alexander Avenue Exit and Fort Baker – 5:00am to 9:30am

  • Alexander Ave will be open to Fort Baker Traffic Only
  • Sausalito traffic – please continue North on 101 to Bridgeway

Presidio and Golden Gate National Recreation Area – 12:00am to 10:15am

  • From midnight to 10:00am, there will be no access to the Golden Gate Bridge through the Presidio.
  • Lincoln Blvd. and all intersections onto Lincoln Blvd. from the 25th Ave. gate to Lendrum Ct. will be closed from 4:30am to 10:00am.
  • Baker Beach residents may enter and exit the housing areas via the service road from Battery Caulfield. Traffic will be allowed access and egress from Brooks Court and Baker Court via Lincoln Blvd..
  • Mason Street and all intersections onto Mason Street will be closed from the Marina Gate to Crissy Field Avenue from 4:30 am to 10:00am.
  • Crissy Field Avenue will be closed from 4:30 am to 10:00am.

Richmond District – 6:00am to 10:30 am

  • Eastbound and Westbound Vehicle Traffic should expect delays at 26th Ave. and 27th Ave.
  • 26th and 27th Avenues from Fulton Street to Lake Street closed to through traffic. Cross traffic will be allowed intermittently on California, Clement, Geary, Balboa or Cabrillo. Expect significant delays.
  • Residents west of 27th Avenue are encouraged to use the Great Highway.

Sunset and Richmond Districts – 6:00am to 11:00am

  • North and south access through Golden Gate Park should use Great Highway, Kezar, or 19th Avenue/Park Presidio. Expect significant delays.
  • In Golden Gate Park, southbound Crossover Dr., JFK Dr. from Great Highway to Kezar, MLK Jr. Way from Lincoln to 25th Ave, Transverse Dr., and Stow Lake Dr. will be closed from 5:00 am to approx. 11:00 am.

Upper Haight Street – 6:30 am to 11:30 am

  • North and south access across Upper Haight Street should use Kezar Drive (from or to Lincoln off Oak and Fell). Expect significant delays.

Lower Haight Street – 6:30 am to 11:45 am

  • North and south access across Lower Haight Street should use Steiner or Fillmore. Expect significant delays.

Market Street – 6:30 am to 12:00pm noon

  • Westbound and Eastbound travel on, and access to, Market Street at Duboce Ave. and Guerrero Street should expect significant delays.

Mission & Potrero Districts: 15th, 16th, & 17th Streets – 6:45am to 12:30pm

  • Northbound and southbound traffic needing to cross over 15th, 16th, and 17th streets should use Highway 280 or Highway 101 whenever possible. Crossovers are also available at some city streets; however, significant delays should be expected: Valencia, South Van Ness, Folsom, Bryant, or Potrero Street.

Third Street Detour – 7:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • Impacted between Mariposa and 20th Streets.
  • Southbound traffic should use westbound Mariposa Street to Tennessee (south) to westbound 18th Street  overpass to southbound Pennsylvania Street to eastbound 20th or 23rd Street to Third Street.
  • Northbound traffic should use westbound 23rd or 20th Street to northbound Pennsylvania Street to eastbound 18th Street to Tennessee to Mariposa to Third Street.

South Beach Area – 7:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • Terry Francois Blvd. will be closed.

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 (North of Lincoln Avenue)
  • 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 http://www.thesfmarathon.com/race-weekend/traffic-advisory/.

During the street closures, the following Muni lines and routes will be affected: F Market; N  Judah (AM Bus); T Third Street (AM Bus); L Owl Taraval; N Owl Judah; 1 California; 6 Haight-Parnassus; 7 Haight/Noriega; 8 Bayshore; 9 San Bruno; 12 Folsom/Pacific; 14 Mission; 14R Mission Rapid; 15 Bayview Hunters Point Express; 19 Polk; 22 Fillmore; 24 Divisadero; 27 Bryant; 29 Sunset; 30 Stockton; 31 Balboa; 33 Ashbury/18th; 37 Corbett; 38 Geary; 38R Geary Rapid; 43 Masonic; 44 O’Shaughnessy; 49 Van Ness/Mission and 55 16th Street.

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

29 SunsetThere will be NO service to Baker Beach until 10 a.m.

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)

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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