May 18, 2025


the breakers


Grab a partner and split the distance!  Half the run, twice the fun!



Relay Legs


Date: Sunday, May 18, 2025

Relay Leg #1 Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

Relay Leg #1 Start Line:
Relay Corral  @ 12K Start
Main Street & Howard Street

Relay Leg #1 Finish Line: 
Peacock Meadow
Golden Gate Park

Relay Leg #2 Start Time:
when your relay partner arrives!

Relay Leg #2 Start Line:
Peacock Meadow
Golden Gate Park

Relay Leg #2 Finish Line:
Ocean Beach Parking Lot, Great Highway (Between JFK Drive & Lincoln Way)

The Bay to Breakers 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway along the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach.

Relay Leg #1 participants run up the iconic Hayes Street Hill, along the Panhandle and into Golden Gate Park

Relay Leg #2 runners run through beautiful Golden Gate Park toward the finish line at Ocean Beach

Shuttles will be available to move Leg #1 runners from Peacock Meadow to Ocean Beach after their run.

Shuttles will be available to move Leg #2 runners to Peacock Meadow to start their race.

Additional information to come!

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.

The course will close on race day at 12:30 PM at the intersection of JFK and Chain of Lakes in Golden Gate Park. Relay Leg #2 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.

Units will be plentiful and available at the start line, finish line, and throughout the course.

There will be medical, police and EMS personnel throughout the course, as well as dozens of course volunteers keeping our participants and spectators safe!

Relay Leg #1

  • Hayes & Polk
  • Fell & Baker

Relay Leg #2

  • JFK & E. Stow Lake
  • Great Hwy & Noriega

Relay Leg #1 Participants

  • Howard & 4th
  • Scott & Hayes
  • Fell & Baker*


Relay Leg #2 Participants

  • JFK & Nancy Pelosi
  • JFK & 8th Ave
  • JFK & Transverse Dr.
  • JFK & Spreckels Lake
  • JFK & Chain of Lakes
  • Great Hwy & Noriega
  • Finish Line*


*This station is also a sobering center.


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why people love

It’s a not running race, but a festival!

"This is one of the funnest race in the world. It’s a not running race, but a festival. So, you can run, walk, and drink! I highly recommend you if you want to have a fun during running. You’ll be sure to want to join the race again!"

the pure joy of a 12K long party

"This race is more about the journey than the finish line. It’s people watching, crazy costumes, and the pure joy of a 12K long party! Highly recommended for the experience and memories!"

a great time start to finish

"By far this has been my favorite race I’ve done! Bay to Breakers has it all. The runners are there to party and have a great time start to finish. The shirt is great, the medals are fantastic. Hayes hill is no joke. But the crowds along the course cheered everyone on. It was so much fun. Well organized, fun course. This race is a must!"

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