BART will open two hours early and run extra long trains for the world famous Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco on Sunday, May 16th and will run longer trains for fans heading to the Giants game that begins at 1:05 that afternoon. On Sunday, most trains will begin running two hours earlier than the regular 8 a.m. Sunday starting time so racers can get to the race well before Bay to Breakers begins. BART will provide train service from all stations beginning at about 6 a.m. Those stations will open about twenty minutes before the departure of the first trains to allow plenty of time for passengers to buy tickets. Trains running before 8 a.m. will run at 20 minute intervals.
EMBARCADERO & MONTGOMERY STREET BOTH CONVENIENT
Because the Bay to Breakers race attracts thousands of runners and spectators, BART encourages riders originating from peninsula and San Francisco stations to get off at Montgomery Street Station. Racers coming from the East Bay should use the Embarcadero Station. Both stations are just a short distance from Howard and Spear Streets, the starting point of the race and within walking distance of AT&T Park.
MORE TIPS FOR RUNNERS
Wet or damaged tickets will not work in fare gates, so keeping a round-trip ticket in one’s pocket while running seven miles is not a good idea. BART suggests runners buy two one-way tickets–one before heading to the race and the other before catching the train home–rather than a single round-trip ticket. BART reminds runners that shoes and proper attire are required on BART despite the "anything goes" attitude of the famous race. A reminder that there is no eating or drinking in the stations or on the trains so BART officials ask that runners do their "pre-race carbo-loading" before arriving at the stations. BART will not permit bicycles on the early Bay to Breakers trains that run prior to 8 a.m.