Course Info & Map

Course Information

The Bay to Breakers 12k race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway along 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 cheers them on.

Garmin - Bay to Breakers

Open the course in Garmin Connect to view the interactive map and elevation profile. With a free Connect account, you can adjust the pace calculator to match your goal time and send the course to your compatible Garmin device for navigational guidance during training or real-time pacing on race day.

CLICK HERE to load the Garmin Connect page of this 12K Map and load it to your Garmin Device or download for any other use.

Elevation Map

Check out the course elevation map here.

Hayes Hill

The infamous Hayes Hill is one of the most notorious climbs in all of racing. Check out the video below!

  • Starting Point: Mile 2
  • Length: Approximately 2/3 miles
  • Average Grade: 5.5%
  • Steepest Grade: 11%
  • Learn more about Hayes Hill here.

Finish Line Closure

Please note the course will be closed at Chain of Lakes Drive in Golden Gate Park at 12:30 p.m. on race day. All participants not past this point at this time will be directed to Fulton or Lincoln Ave.

The finish line will officially close at 1:00 PM. All participants who have not crossed the finish line at this point will not receive a finisher medal.

Road Closures / Traffic Delays

Please be aware a large number of city and park roads will be closed for the race. Please click HERE to reference all closures and times.

Note the only north-south crossover points are at the Embarcadero & Howard St in SOMA and Crossover Dr. in Golden Gate Park.

Course Entertainment

Our historic 12k course features a variety of entertainment to enjoy all the way from the Bay to the Ocean. In addition to the Health & Wellness Expo and the Finish Line Festival, our on-course entertainment and festivities include live bands, DJs and performances to keep you motivated all the way to the finish line!