By Will Reisman, @WillReisman
Half Marathon Run Spans the Golden Gate: Ace distant runners will get a unique view of San Francisco this weekend, as the Golden Gate Half Marathon route will bring them across the iconic bridge. The race will kick off at 7 a.m. Sunday in Aquatic Park in San Francisco, with the competition finishing later that day in nearby Fort Mason. Once the race is over, participants can celebrate with family members and friends as part of post-event festival that is open to the public. That gathering, taking place in Fort Mason, will feature live music, food, drinks and other attractions. One thing to note about the weekend race: sidewalks on the Golden Gate Bridge will be temporarily shuttered as a result of the run, and motorists should expect heavy traffic and detours on Sunday morning.
Super Bowl Tour Takes a Stop at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk: As part of the ongoing festivities celebrating the upcoming Super Bowl in Santa Clara, the 50 Tour will make a stop this weekend at the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk. The 50 Tour—highlighting the 50th year of Super Bowl competition in the NFL—is a moving exhibit that recognizes the achievements of the Bay Area’s two local teams, the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders, who have combined to capture eight championship trophies. The exhibit, which has made multiple stops around the Bay Area, will take place in Santa Cruz at 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Fans who attend the events will get a chance to see all eight Super Bowl trophies together for the first time, along with other interactive features celebrating the two franchises successful traditions.
Traffic Impacts and Road Closures Scheduled Near San Francisco Caltrain Station: Muni service will be disrupted and roads will be closed the next two weekends as a result of construction work related to the transit agency’s Central Subway project. Work will start at 10 p.m. on Friday, November 6 and last until just before midnight on Saturday, November 14. Due to the construction work, Muni will not operate its E-Embarcadero historic streetcar line during the weekends, and light-rail service on it N-Judah line will be moved to a temporary platform at Third and King streets. Additionally, bus service will replace the T-Third light-rail line between the Embarcadero Station and Sunnydale Station. Caltrain passengers travelling to downtown from the San Francisco Caltrain Station are being advised to transfer to the 10, 30, 45, 81X or 82X Muni bus lines. A full list of the road closure and transit changes related to the project can be found here.