Bay to Breakers
San Francisco’s Zappos.com Bay to Breakers is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world, a staple to the City by the Bay since May 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.
Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following San Francisco Originals Run Series events.
The infamous Hayes Hill (pictured above) is one of the most notorious hills in all of racing.
- Starting Point: Mile 2
- Length: Approximately 2/3 miles
- Average Grade: 5.5%
- Steepest Grade: 11%