Bay to Breakers Statement Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Bay to Breakers Statement Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Following further discussions with the City and County of San Francisco surrounding the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to postpone Bay to Breakers to September 20, 2020. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our utmost priority, and we are grateful to the City for their flexibility and assistance in selecting this new date to ensure this legacy event takes place for the 109th consecutive year.

“Bay to Breakers is more than just a race. This event was started in 1912 to unify a recovering San Francisco community following a devastating earthquake. For more than a century, it has represented the strength and resilience of the Bay area, while serving as a celebration of diversity and community for participants and spectators alike,” said John Kane, CEO of Capstone Event Group. “We look forward to continuing this legacy and celebrating the next chapter of Bay to Breakers with everyone on September 20.”

All existing 2020 Bay to Breakers registrations will be automatically transferred for the new date. No action is needed on your part.

Refunds will not be offered. If you are unable to make the new date, you have the option to defer your 2020 registration to the 2021 race. Full details on this process can be found at BayToBreakers.com/Defer.

For the latest local updates on COVID-19, visit the San Francisco Department of Public Health website.

Have more questions? Please see FAQs below.

How does the deferral process work?

If you choose to defer your registration to the 2021 event, you will receive credit for the amount you paid when you registered for the 2020 event. This credit will be associated with your email address and you can use this credit when registration opens for the 2021 event. There is a $20 administration fee to process your deferral. Full details will be provided in your confirmation email.

Please visit BayToBreakers.com/Defer for full details on the deferral process.

I am unable to make the rescheduled date. Can I get a refund?

Refunds will not be offered. If you are unable to make the rescheduled date, we encourage you to use our deferral option, which will transfer your registration to the 2021 race. Please visit BayToBreakers.com/Defer for full details on this process.

Why can’t I get a refund?

Our no-refund policy is in place because your entry fee supports the costs associated with producing the event, which are incurred over the weeks and months leading up to the race. Many of these costs have already been incurred for the original race date.