After chasing the Bay to Breakers footrace from San Francisco for two years, the legendary, colorful and hugely popular run is back.
At 8 a.m. Sunday, runners will begin the 12-kilometer event near San Francisco Bay at Howard and Main Streets, and cut across the city into the Pacific Ocean, climbing Hayes Street Hill, passing Golden Gate Park, and crossing the finish. will do. Line at the Ocean Beach parking lot. Costumes are common in Bay to Breakers.
Racers and spectators can catch a — possibly fleeting — glimpse of Markel the Gazelle, aka Merkel Taylor. Gazelle grew up in San Francisco watching the Bay Two Breakers pass by, ran the mile relay for Foothill College in the early ’90s, then went to jail a few years later and went on to become a highly respected marathoner inside San Quentin. Got trained.
“It’s my first time going back to a city I love and running this thing,” said Taylor, 49, of Tiburon, who said it was still less than three hours away last month. He’s recovering from finishing the Boston Marathon in time, so he’s unsure how dazzling his performance will be.
Caltrain said it will run two, special limited-stop trains to San Francisco that will arrive prior to the start, with service starting at 5:50 a.m. at Diridon Station in San Jose and stopping at the peninsula, but not at Santa Clara. Bayshore Station. After the race, Caltrain will add the ability to accommodate the expected crowd, it said.
BART is adding additional service with four trains at limited stops before the start of regular service, to bring race participants to Embarcadero station around 7 a.m.