From the Oakland Running Festival:
The Oakland Running Festival will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2012. The 26.2 mile marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. from 19th and Harrison. (Snow Park). In addition to much of downtown, the marathon course will take runners through Broadway Auto Row, Piedmont Avenue, Temescal, Rockridge, Upper Rockridge,
Some 8,000 runners are expected for Sunday’s marathon, half-marathon, relay, 5K and kids’ fun run.
To educate the public about road closures, an interactive map at www.oaklandmarathon.com shows the marathon’s course and detours drivers can use on Sunday. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and either time their travel to avoid street closures or seek alternative routes using the online map. All highway and interstate routes will remain open throughout the marathon.
Transit users should note that BART will not be impacted by course closures. AC Transit will have temporary signage up directing riders to alternative stops for impacted routes.