Bay To Breakers– 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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San Francisco, California, USA May 19, 2024  Registration Open

The Bay to Breakers is an annual race held in San Francisco, California since 1912. Earlier known as the Cross City race, the current name “Bay to Breakers” reflects the race route which starts at the northeast end of the downtown area and runs west through the city to finish at the Great Highway adjacent to the Pacific coast, where breakers crash onto Ocean Beach.

Bay to Breakers is one of the largest foot races in the world, attracting not just world-class runners but thousands of costumed runners and walkers. Usually held on the third Sunday of May, the event offers live music, thousands of spectators, and a challenging course

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Bay To Breakers:

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

12K 12K+3K Breaker Bonus Run Centipede  Team Run 12K Virtual
Distance 12km 15km 12km 12km
Start Time 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am
Eligibility Criterion No age restriction No age restriction No age restriction No age restriction
Fees ^^ $ 50 & Up $ 65 & Up $ 525 per team $ 50
Registration Register here Register here Register here Register here
Expo Details Venue: Sports Basement, Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Date & Timings:  May 15- 17 (3:00pm- 7:30pm) & May 18 (10am-5:00pm)

^^ Additional Booking fees will be charged by event organizer. This varies per race category

Route / Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the Bay to Breakers (SFO) 2024 is detailed below

Course Map Course Map
Corral Map Corral Map

The Bay To Breakers route is a POINT TO POINT course with the below mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Main Street & Howard Street, San Francisco Ocean Beach Parking Lot, Great Highway (Between JFK Drive & Lincoln Way), San Francisco


Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the Bay to Breakers (SFO) 2024 is detailed below:

  • All participants receive a race tee and a finisher medal.
  • Overall award medals are given to top 3 male, female & non-binary finishers of 12K & 15K (no award ceremony is held)
  • Age group award medals are given to top 3 male, female & non binary finishers in each age group of 12K (19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+)

2023 and Earlier Edition Results & Photos



Important Points

  • Refunds/Deferment: .There are no refunds available for this event, however if you cannot make it there are options to defer your entry or transfer your bib to a friend (fees apply). Please contact to discuss your options
  • Corrals: Runners would be released in waves based on corrals they are placed in.
  • Porta-Potties: Units will be plentiful and available at the start line, finish line, and throughout the course.
  • Water & First Aid stations would also be available along the entire course
  • Time Limit: The course will close on race day at 12:30 PM at the intersection of JFK and Chain of Lakes in Golden Gate Park. Participants who have not passed this intersection by 12:30 PM will not have the opportunity to cross the Finish Line. The Finish Line closes promptly at 1:00 PM as stipulated by the race’s road closure.
  • Centipede run: For the Centipede run note the below mentioned points:
    -Each centipede must consist of at least 13 runners plus one floater who runs alongside, substituting for runners who lose a shoe, drop off the pace or need to make a pit stop.
    -There can only be a maximum of 15 centipede team members
    -A centipede may be made of any material that an organization, school or club deems appropriate. However, try to keep it light, flexible and well-ventilated. Allow at least four feet between individual leg segments.
    -Twinkie feelers on the head of each segment are required.
    -The final segment of each centipede must wear a stinger of appropriate design and toxicity.
    -Each segment must be filled with a registered centipede athlete – each runner must register individually.
    -During the entire competition, all required body segments must be present in the centipede body. If a segment is to be exchanged, the replacement must give the centipede’s official password to exclude unauthorized participants.
    -To re-enter the centipede, a displaced runner must catch up with the body and resume his original segment, which the floater has been occupying. The official password and secret acknowledgment must be repeated each time. If the floater makes a permanent substitution, no other substitutions are allowed.
    -A Lenichi Turn, a 360-degree turn made famous by two Eastern European centipede runners (Oscar and Igatoo Lenichi) in the 18th century, must be executed at Lindley Meadow in Golden Gate Park just beyond the 6-mile point. The Lenichi Turn must not interfere with other runners.
    -All centipede members must start together, at the start line, as well as cross the finish line with connection intact.

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