Posted November 2, 2012

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012
US HALF MARATHON CROSSES BRIDGE SIDEWALKS

SIDEWALKS CLOSED TO PEDESTRIANS & CYCLISTS 7 AM to 9:30 AM

Expect heavy traffic and parking demand with detours and road closures in the nearby Presidio until 10:30 a.m.

On Sunday, November 4, 2012 up to 3,000 runners will participate in San Francisco's US Half Marathon event across the Golden Gate Bridge sidewalks. The race starts at 7 from Aquatic Park (Muni Pier Waterfront, End of Van Ness @ Beach) and continues west towards the Marina, through Crissy Field, up to the Golden Gate Bridge, and then back to Aquatic Park.

To accommodate the race participants, BOTH Golden Gate Bridge sidewalks (east and west) will be closed November4, from about 7 am to 9:30 am. The course uses both sidewalks of the Golden Gate Bridge sidewalks, with racers traveling north on the east sidewalk and returning south on the west sidewalk.

During the temporary sidewalks closure, bicyclists and pedestrians requiring access across the Golden Gate Bridge may ride the FREE shuttle service. Shuttle stops are located on both sides of the Golden Gate Bridge: SOUTH END shuttle stop is in the southeast parking lot and the NORTH END shuttle stop is along the northbound Alexander Avenue off-ramp bus stop.

NEARBY ROAD CLOSURES include: Mason Street from Marina Gate to the Warming Hut and all roads intersecting Mason Street, such as Crissy Field Ave. + Lincoln Blvd. from McDowell Ave. to the GGB Toll Plaza Entrance, and all roads intersecting Lincoln Blvd. such as Long Ave. and McDowell Ave.

PARKING: All street parking and parking lots along the route will be closed during the course of the race.

TRANSIT: PresidioGo and MUNI will operate altered schedule during race times.

RACE DETAILS: Visit http://www.ushalf.com for complete race details.