*Please note that the available information is from a previous year. Information is subject to change, and will be updated as race day approaches.
6:30am Race day shuttles depart
6am Corrals open
8am Zappos Running Bay to Breakers starts
8am Seeded Division starts
8:02am Sub-Seeded Division starts
8:05am Corral A starts
8:10am Corral B starts
8:20am Corral C starts
8:30am Corral D starts
8:40am Corral E starts
8:45am Corral F starts
8:50am Corral G starts
8:55am Corral H starts
11:30am Race day shuttles begin to depart
1pm Finish line closes
2pm Final race day shuttle departs
It is recommended that entrants arrive at their designated corrals at least 45 minutes before their scheduled start times.
Start & Finish Lines
The Start line will be at Main Street & Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. The Finish line will be at Ocean Beach Parking Lot, Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 94122.
In accordance with the California Department of Health Effective April 1, 2022, requirements for vaccine verification or proof of negative test for Mega Events have been lifted and have moved to a strong recommendation. Therefore, Bay to Breakers participants are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and/or get confirmation of a negative covid test result prior to running the race, (stay home if you feel ill, etc). Participants are no longer required to present proof prior to participation and the organizers will not be checking onsite or ahead of the race.
Children 3 and above must register for the race, while children 2 and under are free to enter.
Race bibs will be posted to entrants a week before race day, and all t-shirts and medals will be available for collection after the race.
The course will close on at 12:30pm at the intersection of JFK and Chain of Lakes in Golden Gate Park. Any runners who have not passed this intersection by 12:30 will not have the opportunity to finish the race. Any runners who have passed this intersection will have until 1pm to reach the finish line.
Those who fancy trying something a bit longer have another option, runners can choose to do the Breakers Bonus 3k which adds to the end of the original route, for a total of a 15k run. This race is added at a fee but comes with an exclusive finisher's medal.
If you can't make the race in person there is the option to enter the event as a virtual runner. You can run the 12k wherever you are, and your swag will be mailed to you after the event.
There will be water stations situated at these intersections
- Hayes & Polk (mile 1.85)
- Fell & Baker (mile 3.2)
- JFK & E. Stow Lake (mile 5.1)
- Great Hwy & Noriega (mile 8.23)
First Aid Stations
There will be first aid stations situated at these intersections:
- Howard & 4th
- Scott & Hayes
- Fell & Baker
- JFK & Nancy Pelosi
- JFK & 8th Ave
- JFK & Transverse Dr.
- JFK & Spreckels Lake
- JFK & Chain of Lakes
- Great Hwy & Noriega
- Finish Line
Gear check will only be available for VIP Runners, where they will be able to drop off their bags at the start and have them transported to the finish line.
There will be 10 start corrals at the event which participants can choose from. The choices are as follows:
- SEEDED*: Sub- 6 minutes per mile pace
- SUB-SEEDED*: 6-7 minutes per mile pace
- CORRAL A: 7-8 minutes per mile pace (Corral Entrance: Main & Mission)
- CORRAL B: 8-9 minutes per mile pace (Corral Entrance: Spear & Mission)
- CORRAL C: 9-10 minutes per mile pace (Corral Entrance: Spear & Folsom)
- CORRAL D: 10-11 minutes per mile pace (Corral Entrance: Howard & Steuart)
- CORRAL E: 11-12 minutes per mile pace (Corral Entrance: Spear & Mission)
- CORRAL F: 12+ minutes per mile pace (Corral Entrance: Mission & Steuart)
- CORRAL G: Walkers (Corral Entrance: Spear & Folsom)
Runners choosing the Seeded or Sub-Seeded Corrals will be required to verify their pace to the organizer.
There will be a time limit in place at the event. The course will be closed at Chain of Lakes Drive in Golden Gate Park at 12:30pm on race day, and any participants not at this point by this time will be directed to Fulton or Lincoln Ave.
The finish line will close at 1pm with all who have not crossed the finish line not receiving their finisher medal.
Finish Line Festival
Cross the finish line in style and celebrate with your iconic finishers medal and be greeted with food, drink, live music, and much more. With the iconic finish line as a backdrop finish your weekend in style.
You will be sent your results via text message.
There will be professional photographers along the course, you will be contacted by the organizer within 3-5 days following the event with the opportunity to purchase your photos.
Personalize your Zappos Running Bay to Breakers medal with an iTAB engraving, which will have your name and finish time. Collect your medal at the finish line and your iTAB will arrive in the mail 7-10 days following the race.
Official sponsors of the 2022 Zappos Running Bay to Breakers include:
- Zappos Running
- United Airlines
All race entries are fully refundable for any reason up to February 14, 2022, after which the race entry will be fully refundable only in the event the race is forced to cancel due to COVID-19, and all refunds will be issued to the original payment method (i.e. race credit or credit card).