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Bay to Breakers 2022 (Everything You Need to Know)

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Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, but you should register and pay the fee to run, but most of the course is hardly policed and you can usually enjoy the course for free, though with the shame of knowing you didn't pay.

Howard & Main (SoMa) | Howard St. and Main St., San Francisco, CA

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Welcome back to “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San Francisco events since 1912 with over 30,000+ people racing (and 100,000+ watching) from the Bay to the Breakers at the western end of Golden Gate Park in a costumed mass of everything we love about San Francisco.

109th Annual Bay to Breakers
Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 8 am to 1 pm
Howard St. / Hayes St. Hill / Golden Gate Park / Ocean Beach
FREE to watch; $79.99 (yikes!!!) to race 

Please note that admission fee to race goes up as the event gets closer to the date.

Bib Pick-Up Details:
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Sports Basement Presidio;
610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129
Times: 9 AM to 5 PM

WATER STATIONS
Hayes & Polk
Fell & Baker
JFK & E. Stow Lake
Great Hwy & Noriega

Please note that some details below were from 2019. Some are expected to be the same this year.

Want to watch?

Best Places to Watch Bay to Breakers 2022
Spectators line the entire course, but some of the best viewing spots are:

  • Pre-race: Climb atop a trash can near Embarcadero Station to get an over-the-top view of everyone in costume racing to the starting line.
  • Rival house parties with DJs and dancing typically line Hayes Street before the hill and Fell Street near Ashbury across from the Panhandle.
  • Along Alamo Square at the top of Hayes Street Hill: Amazing view of 30,000 people, all climbing Hayes Street.
  • Finish Line on the Great Highway

2022 Course Route Map

With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the 12k race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. See the course map

 

2022 Street Closures

Check out all of the road closures and times for 2022

Getting There / Muni, BART, Shuttle

Official event shuttle options will be offered for both round-trip and post-race transfers starting at $15 within SF or from BART. Roundtrip shuttles from Emeryville, Millbrae and Mill Valley are $25.

Check out all the Muni, BART and Shuttle information.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, but you should register and pay the fee to run, but most of the course is hardly policed and you can usually enjoy the course for free, though with the shame of knowing you didn't pay.
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Address: Howard St. and Main St., San Francisco, CA