Oakland marathon, festival on Sunday to close streets, interrupt bus service

Running event starts at 6 a.m., last most of day

Oakland officials are urging those coming to their city Sunday to be aware that some major streets will be closed and bus service interrupted because of a daylong marathon and street festival.

AC Transit, for one, is urging bus riders to make alternative transit plans.

Media affairs representative Clarence Johnson said that at least 16 bus routes will be detoured and/or delayed to accommodate the hundreds of runners that are expected to crowd into downtown Oakland and onto outlying streets.

AC Transit plans to restore service throughout the day at spots where runners have already passed, but most of the service restoration will occur on streets near the outer edges of the race course. Service to and from downtown Oakland is expected to be completely restored late in the afternoon when the marathon race ends.

Clarence Johnson

AC Transit

Media Affairs M


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Posted by Charlie Brown
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

I'm from Oakland and if you do go there, you better be prepared to run!

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Posted by Carmen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 22, 2012 at 8:37 am

Will they be selling the new Nike shoes there? Or giving out color TV's? Then, what are they running from/to?

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