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.

Course Option

Below is the map of the Bay to Breakers traditional course. For our 2020 virtual race you can make your own course – we recommend mapping out one that will surprise the most neighbors.

Hayes Hill

The infamous Hayes Hill is one of the most notorious climbs in all of racing! Here are some details:

  • 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. We’ll have an updated list of road closures soon.

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 Toyota 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!