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.
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.
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!