What is the deadline for Mail Packet?
The deadline for mailed race packets is March 31, 2018. Mail packets will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before the race. If you have already registered and would like to add the mail option to your registration follow the directions below.
I’ve already registered, can I upgrade VIP or add mail packet to my registration?
Yes, to upgrade to VIP or add the mail option to your existing registration you will need the following information:
- Primary email address used for your registration
- Last name of the primary person for your registration
- Booking code for the registration
A link to make additions to your order will become available shortly after registration opens later this year in October.
Where and when do I pick up my race packet?
Runners may pick up their race packets at the 2018 Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers Expo. The 2018 Expo will be held at Pier 35. The Expo is open to the public:
Friday, May 18 (11 AM – 7 PM) & Saturday, May 19 (9 AM – 5 PM)
1454 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133
What is the parking situation at Pier 35?
There is no main parking lot for Pier 35, however, there are a number of lots close by. We have partnered with Spot Hero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.
To reserve your parking spot for the Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers Expo, visit the Pier 35 SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app.
There are additional parking structures at Pier 39 (Embarcadero & Beach St.) as well as the Northpoint Centre Shopping Center (Bay St. & Powell St.).
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, someone else can pick up your packet as long as they have a copy of your ID and order number.
If I purchased the mail option, when should I expect my packet? What comes with it?
Race packets will be mailed approximately 2 weeks prior to the race. It will contain your bib, timing tag, race instructions and partner collateral. You will be able to pick up your Under Armour Runners’ T at the Expo or on race day at the Finish Line Festival.
When is the last day to register?
Online Registration will close at midnight on May 18. In-person registration will be available at the Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers Expo at Pier 35 on May 18-19, 2018. There will be several price increases between now and the Expo, so we recommend signing up early to save!
Will transportation be available to and from the race?
You can relax in top-of-the-line vehicles to comfortably get you around on race day shuttles for complete round-trip service from one of their three pick up locations around the Bay Area or utilize their express service back to the starting area or BART from the Finish Line Festival.
You will also be able to purchase Muni passes through the Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers registration platform that will good for all of race day on all lines except cable car.
If you have already registered link to add on transportation will be found in your registration confirmation email. The site will be available when registration opens in late October.
BART and Caltrans passes must be purchased through those respective agencies.
More info can be found here.
Is there a military/veteran discount?
Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers is proud to offer an exclusive discount to active military, veterans and their family members. Special discount codes are distributed through ID.me. Please click the logo below to verify your status and receive the discount code.
When does the race start?
The 2018 Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers start time will be announced at a later date.
Are bags allowed on the race course?
Due to heightened security procedures, bags, backpacks and containers are banned from the Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers race course, unless they are clear and are no larger than 8.5”x11”x4”. Participants will not be allowed to enter the starting area, race course or Finish Line Festival with any bag that does not conform to these rules. Any bag that does not conform to this rule will be searched, and the runner will be asked to leave the course. Participants will be able to purchase a bag that conforms to these rules at the Alaska Airlines Bay the Breakers Expo on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19.
Running belts and fanny packs are allowed on the race course. As a general rule, anything that can be put over the shoulder (such as Camelbacks or hydration vests) are not allowed on the race course.
Is alcohol or other substances allowed on the race course?
Absolutely not. All alcohol and other illicit substances will be removed from the race course immediately. The person with the item will be ejected from the event and is subject to arrest.
Can I run the race without registering?
Any person not properly displaying a properly authorized and issued bib will be directed to leave the course.
What is the age minimum to register?
Children 3 and older must register for the race. Children 2 and under are free.
Are strollers allowed on the race course?
Strollers are not permitted on the race course. Based on USA Track and Field Competition Rules and the Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers Rules of Competition, no baby joggers, baby strollers, skate boards, roller blades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled device will be permitted on the course.
Are wheelchairs allowed on the race course?
Authorized and registered competitive wheelchair participants are encouraged to participate! Once registered, please contact [email protected] to secure proper race day access. For more information on ADA access at the Finish Line Festival please contact [email protected].
Are bikes allowed on the race course?
Only authorized course marshals are allowed to use bikes on the race course.
Will there be security on course?
Participants’ safety and security is our #1 priority. We will have police officers and security guards at the Start Line, on course and at the Finish Line Festival. If participants see any suspicious activity they are encouraged to report it to the nearest staff member.
Is parking available around the start area?
While there isn't a main parking lot for the start area, there are a number of lots close by. We have partnered with Spot Hero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.
To reserve your parking spot, visit the Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app.
I can’t run this year, can I volunteer instead?
Of course! We couldn’t put on a race of this size without the help of volunteers. Please submit your contact information here and a race representative will contact you with more information.