Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Start Line: Main Street & Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Finish Line: Ocean Beach Parking Lot, Great Highway (Between JFK Drive & Lincoln Way), San Francisco, CA 94122
Route: 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.
Timing: All runners will be provided with race bibs with timing chips attached to the back. It is very important that the race number be worn on the front of your shirt to ensure that it works properly. In accordance with USATF Rules, overall awards will be determined by gun time while age group awards will be determined by your chip time.
Minimum Pace / 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.
Course Entertainment: Specific course entertainment will be announced closer to the race.
Porta-Potties: Units will be plentiful and available at the start line, finish line, and throughout the course.
Support: There will be medical, police and EMS personnel throughout the course, as well as dozens of course volunteers keeping our participants and spectators safe!