Bay To Breakers 12K

August 11, 2011


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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.

Race Date

May 17, 2015

Event Type

Start Times

Men: 8:00 am
Women:  8:00 am

No. Runners



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Race Registration

The entry fees is $59 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. Registration will be available up through the Bay to Breakers Expo on May 16th and 17th.

Course / Route Map

With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the Bay to Breakers 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. Participants run up the iconic Hayes Street Hill, along the Panhandle and through Golden Gate Park, while the city of San Francisco cheer them on.

Race Profile / Elevation Map

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Race Tags

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Time Limits & Cutoffs

  • Timing Tag will be used to record the runner’s time. 

Course Records

Men: Sammy Kitwara (KEN) 33:31 (2009)
Women: Lineth Chepkurui (KEN) 38:07 (2010)

Prize Money & Awards

Prize Money (Men & Women): 1st Place: $3,000, 2nd Place: $2,500, 3rd Place: $2,250.

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

  • All registered participants will be given cotton participant T-shirt.
  • All finishers will be given medals.

Water Stops & Refreshments

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.

Expected Race Day Weather

Temperature: 52°F to 65°F
Humidity: 57% to 83%
Wind Speed: 9 mph to 21 mph

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