Our Excelsior club member Jason Lee wrote these great and very detailed instructions for runners, crew, and other participants who would like to join us by public transport! Thank you Jason!
Directions using Public Transportation
From San Francisco
Take SamTrans Route 292. The 292 starts at the Temporary Transbay Terminal in the Financial District and travels down Mission Street, 10th Street, Potrero Avenue and Bayshore Blvd. For runners arriving on BART, there is a bus stop at Mission and 5th Street, one block south of the Powell station. Get off at Bayshore Blvd & Old County Road and walk west along Old County Road to the start.
Fare: $4.00 cash ($3.60 with Clipper) from San Francisco to Brisbane; $2.25 cash ($2.05 with Clipper) from Brisbane to San Francisco.
Take the first Caltrain (train #421) on Saturday morning. This train leaves San Jose at 7:00 am and Palo Alto at 7:31 am. Detailed schedules for other stations are available at http://www.caltrain.com/schedules/weekend-timetable.html.
Fare: Caltrain depends on where you board and exit. If you do Option 1, SamTrans is $2.25 cash ($2.05 with Clipper) but you also save $2.25 on Caltrain because you are traveling a shorter distance.