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Bay to Breakers transportation and traffic survival guide

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Thousands of runners make their way down Hayes Street during the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco, Calif. Sunday, May 15, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Every year for the Bay to Breakers race, San Franciscans divide into two camps:

Those who grab a beer, don their tutu’s and stroll the race, and those who avoid the race any way they possibly can.

To achieve either goal, a number of transportation agencies released guides for avoiding the annual transit and traffic trouble for Sunday’s Bay to Breakers race.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which runs Muni, advised that cross-city drivers will only have two options to travel north or south across the racecourse: at The Embarcadero, and Crossover Drive, which connects 19th Avenue to Park Presidio Boulevard and 25th Avenue through Golden Gate Park.

The race begins at 8 a.m. and wraps in the early afternoon.

The SFMTA reports the following bus and train lines will see service disruptions due to the race; F, N, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 14R, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 38, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49, K, M, N and T lines.

The 28-19th Avenue, the 29-Sunset and other lines affected by the race will receive supplemental service.

BART will provide additional service before the race. Special trains will run at 6 a.m. Sunday at 20-minute intervals.

Caltrain will also run four “special northbound trains” with limited stops to the race starting at 5:50 a.m. San Francisco Bay Ferry will also add special morning service from Vallejo to the San Francisco Ferry Building departing at 6 a.m.

Caltrain will also offer a $5 discount on rides for those who register for the race.

“How can anyone resist walking with bananas in-tandem, or dancing tutus, jogging centipedes, and a coup-of-chickens at the finish line?” the agency wrote in a statement.

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