San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers is the oldest, consecutively run annual foot race in the world, a staple to the City by the Bay since 1912. 

 

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. A quintessential San Francisco experience for 103 years, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay. The 2015 edition will take place on Sunday, May 17 2015.

 

Considered the original costume run, participants take on the course in whacky costumes of all kinds that makes this a spectacle that can only be experienced in San Francisco.

 

There is plenty for serious runners too, including the infamous Hayes Hill that stretches for nearly three quarters of a mile with an average grade of 5.5% that tops all the way to 11% at its steepest.

 

Registration is now open for only $49 for adults and includes an official Under Armour Runners’ T and a newly designed finisher medal. Register before the next price increase on January 10!  

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