Oakland Marathon Massage Tent Logistics

Thank you for volunteering your massage therapy skills for the Oakland Marathon!  Please find logistics below and if there’s anything I missed, please do not hesitate to email me at drjess@innersport.com

PLEASE PLAN FOR 30 MINUTES TO DROP OFF YOUR TABLE AND PARK. THEREFORE, IF WE ASKED YOU TO BE AT THE MASSAGE TENT BY 10AM, PLEASE DROP OFF YOUR TABLE AND SUPPLIES BY 9:30. Also, please account for road closures so it may take you longer than usual to get to the Drop off area.

What to Bring:

-Massage Table
-Hand Sanitizer
-Disinfecting wipes to wipe down your table after each massage
-Sun Block Lotion
-Massage Lotion/Oil
-Business Cards to hand to runners after massage


The Oakland Marathon has listed several parking garages (pages 8-9 of the Confirmation Book) near the Finish Line.  Please keep in mind the athletes most likely will have filled most of the garages.  There will be free street parking on Sunday in Oakland.

Bart:  12th Street City Center Station.

Massage Table and Supply Drop-off:

The massage tent will be in the Frank Ogawa Plaza between Clay, 14th/16th streets, and Broadway.  Please find the map for the location of the massage table on pages 16-17 of the Oakland Marathon Confirmation Book. Also, scroll all the way down to see a map of Oakland and the City Center.

Directions to the Finish Line:

From the East Bay

Take 24 South towards Oakland, merge onto 1-980 East. Take the 14th Street exit. Turn left onto 14th Street.


Take I-680 South to I-580 East exit toward Downtown Oakland/Hayward/Stockton. Merge onto I-580 East. Take MacArthur Blvd/San Pablo Ave exit. Continue on W. MacArthur Blvd. Turn right on San Pablo Ave.  Bear right at City Hall Plaza/Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.

From the North Bay:

Take 101 South towards San Francisco, merge onto I-580 East exit towards Oakland/Richmond Bridge. Continue on I-80 West/I-580 East. Continue on I-580 East towards Alameda/Downtown Oakland/ Hayward/San Jose/Stockton. Take I 580 East exit toward Downtown Oakland/Hayward/Stockton. Merge onto I-580 East. Take MacArthur Blvd/San Pablo Ave exit. Continue on W. MacArthur Blvd. Turn right on San Pablo Ave. Bear right at City Hall Plaza/Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.

From the South Bay:

Take 101 North towards San Jose. Merge onto 101 North. Take I-880 North exit towards Oakland. Merge onto I-880 North. Continue on I-980 East. Take the 17th St/San Pablo Ave exit. Turn right on San Pablo Ave. Bear Right at City Hall Plaza/Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.

From San Francisco:

Take I-80 East toward the Bay Bridge. Take I-580 East/Downtown Oakland (CA-24) exit towards Hayward/Stockton. Merge onto I-580 East. Take MacArthur Blvd/San Pablo Ave exit. Continue on W. MacArthur Blvd. Turn Right on San Pablo Ave. Bear Right at City Hall Plaza/ Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.






Motorists that park on the streets listed below will have difficulty moving their vehicles

until after runners have passed and the street has been reopened by the Oakland Police.

The following streets will be closed on March 28, 2010 at various times throughout the day

as the marathon progresses:

Both directions of road closed:

Broadway between 12th and 20th streets – 5:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Telegraph between 14th and 20th streets – 5:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
College Avenue between Keith and Claremont – 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Keith Avenue between College and Broadway – 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Broadway between Golden Gate Ave. and HWY 24 Overpass – 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Partial road closures as noted:

Broadway (N/B) from 20th street to Piedmont Ave. – 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Piedmont Ave (N/B) from Broadway to 41st street – 6:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
41st street (W/B) from Piedmont Ave to Telegraph – 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Telegraph (N/B) from 41st to 51st – 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
51st Street (E/B) from Telegraph to Broadway – 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Broadway (N/B) from 51st to College – 6:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
College (N/B) from Broadway to Keith – 6:50 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Broadway (N/B) from Keith to Golden Gate Ave – 6:55 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.
Broadway Terrace (N/B) from Lake Temescal to Duncan Way – 7:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Duncan Way (E/B) from Broadway Terrace to Fernwood – 7:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Fernwood Dr. (E/B) from Duncan Way to Mountain Blvd. – 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Mountain Blvd. (E/B) from Fernwood Dr to Lincoln Ave – 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lincoln Ave. (S/B) from Mountain Blvd. to Champion – 7:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Champion (S/B) from Lincoln Ave. to Nicol – 7:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Nicol (W/B) from Champion to Fruitvale – 7:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Fruitvale (S/B) from School to Foothill – 7:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Foothill (E/B) from Fruitvale to High St. – 7:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
High Street (S/B) from Foothill to International – 7:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
International (W/B) from High Street to 14th Ave – 7:30 a.m. – 12noon.
14th ave (S/B) from International to 8th St. – 7:30 a.m. – 12noon.
8th St. (W/B) from 14th Ave to Jackson – 7:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Jackson (S/B) from 8th St to 2nd St – 7:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2nd Street (W/B) from Jackson to Brush – 7:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Brush Street (N/B) from 2nd Street to 4th – 7:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
7th Street (W/B) from Market to Mandela Parkway – 8:00 a.m to 1 p.m.
Mandela Pkwy (N/B) from 7th to 32nd – 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
32nd St (E/B) from Mandela to Hannah – 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.Hannah (S/B) from 32nd St to 28th – 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
28th St. (E/B) from Hannah to West – 8:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
West (S/B) from 28th to 27th – 8:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
27th (E/B) from 28th to Bay – 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bay (E/B) from 27th to Grand – 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Grand (N/B) from Bay to Bellevue – 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bellevue (E/B) from Grand to Perkins – 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Perkins (N/B) from Bellevue to Grand – 8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Grand (N/B) from Perkins to Lake Park – 8:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lake Park (E/B) from Grand to Lake Shore Ave. – 8:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lake Shore Ave. (S/B) from Lake Park to 14th Street – 8:20 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lakeside Drive (E/B) from 14th to 19th streets – 8:20 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
19th Street (W/B) from Lakeside Dr. to Telegraph – 8:30 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Half-Marathon Road Closures

Grand (E/B) from Broadway to MLK – 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
MLK (S/B) from Grand to 9th Street – 8: 00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
9th Street (E/B) from MLK to Harrison – 8:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Harrison (N/B) from 9th to 14th – 8:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
14th (E/B) from Harrison to Madison – 8:10 a.m. -10 a.m.
Madison (S/B) from 14th to 10th – 8:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10th street (E/B) from Madison to 5th Ave. – 8:10 a.m. -10 a.m.
5th Ave (S/B) from 10th to 8th St. – 8:10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

How to Avoid Delays

• Bypass the route – Motorists should utilize routes such as Highways 13, 24, 580,

880 or 980 which do not interfere with the marathon route.

• If you must cross the race route, utilize facilities unaffected by the race such as

BART or AC Transit

• If you must utilize road that cross the race route, plan ahead to miss the closures.

For example, roads around downtown will experience delays but east Oakland will not be affected by the race during this time.
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