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    Runners, race watchers, and police are all preparing for this year's big race across San Francisco. Bay to Breakers kicks off Sunday morning. NBC Bay Area’s Christie Smith reports from Ft. Mason. (Published Saturday, May 16, 2015)

    Runners and spectators should have no trouble getting to the oldest consecutive footrace in the world Sunday in San Francisco.

    Transit service will be as ubiquitous as the number of participants. BART will be running extra trains on Sunday to accommodate San Francisco's iconic Bay to Breakers race, which annually draws tens of thousands of runners, walkers and spectators to city.

    The San Francisco Municipal Railway is running express service from 4:45 to 6:30 a.m. on the 5 Limited bus, N Judah Express bus, Muni Metro between the West Portal and Embarcadero stations, and the N Judah Metro line. Post race service begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. for the 5 Fulton Express bus, 5 Fulton Rapid bus, 5 Fulton bus and the N Judah Express bus.

    The SFMTA expects travel times after the event to be longer than normal.

    Runners and spectators from the South Bay can ride Caltrain from the Palo Alto station starting at 6:30 a.m. and arrive at San Francisco's Fourth and King streets station at 7:13 a.m. Three other trains will leave from the South Bay at about 6:30 a.m. and arrive in San Francisco before 8 a.m.

    After the race, runners can catch three express trains leaving San Francisco for San Carlos at 1:10, 2:10 and 3:10 p.m., making regular weekend stops from San Carlos to the San Jose Diridon station.

    There will also be a number of street closures.

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    The race-day schedule starts at 6.a.m. with trains running about 20 minutes. BART riders coming from the East Bay are encouraged to get off at Embarcadero Station. Peninsula riders should get off at Montgomery.

    The 7 1/2 mile race that winds from the Embarcadero (the starting line is at Howard and Spear streets) to Ocean Beach is a tradition more than 100 years old.

    The event starts at 8 a.m.

    The San Francisco Bay Ferry will also have special morning service from Vallejo at 5:30 a.m., from Oakland at 5:45 a.m. and from Alameda at 6 a.m. The boats get into San Francisco at 6:30 a.m., 6:25 a.m. and 6:25 a.m. The ferry service will also operate regular morning and afternoon
    service.

    Organizers said that alcohol and controlled substances are prohibited at this year's race. Runners must wear clothing that is clean, made and worn so that it's not objectionable to others.

    Check out the official course map on the Bay to Breakers website.

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