Bay To Breakers 12K
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The Bay To Breakers 12K is one of the world’s largest and oldest footraces, held annually in San Francisco, California, USA, on the third Sunday of May, since 1912. The name reflects the traditional course which takes tens of thousands of participants from the northeast end of the downtown area near The Embarcadero (the “bay” side of the city) to the west end of the city and the “breakers” of Ocean Beach. The complete course is 7.46 miles (12.01 km) long. The event is well known for many participants wearing costumes.
The race is held on a USA Track & Field certified point-to-point course. The event was officially the world’s largest footrace from 1986 (with 110,000 participants) until it was surpassed in 2010.
Website: Bay To Beakers 12K | May 19, 2013
- 12K Run
- 12K Run – 7am
The entry fees is $58 for Basic Registration, $72.00 for Plus Registration and $89.50 for Premium Registration. To participate in Bay To Breakers 12K you can register in the official website. The race is capped at 50,000 entries. The last day to register online is May 15, 2013 at 11:55 PM.
Course / Route Map
The Bay to Breakers is held on a USA Track & Field certified point-to-point course. From sea level at the Embarcadero the course rises steeply along the Hayes Street Hill. Around the 2.5-mile mark runners climb an 11.15% grade between Fillmore Street and Steiner Street. The remainder of the course gradually flows downhill alongside the Panhandle through Golden Park to the Finish Line at the Great Highway.
Time Limits and Cutoffs
The course will close at 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of JFK Drive and Bernice Rogers Drive in Golden Gate Park. Participants who have not passed this intersection by 11:30 a.m. will not have the opportunity to cross the finish line. The finish line closes promptly at noon as stipulated by the race’s road closure permit.
Water stops will be set up at the two‐mile mark at Polk Street and Hayes Street; at the Panhandle on Fell before Masonic; on JFK at Stow Lake Drive, and at the Finish line at the Great Highway.
Prize Money/ Awards
There is a total prize money of $39,000 (Men & Women Combined).
Men: Sammy Kitwara (KEN) 33:31 (2009)
Women: Lineth Chepkurui (KEN) 38:07 (2010)
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- Official Finishers Certificates will be available on the official website approximately one week after the race.
- All registered participants will be given cotton participant T-shirt.
Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 52°F to 65°F and is rarely below 49°F or above 73°F.
Results & Past Winners
Results for all participants are available at our Bay To Breakers 12K Results page.