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Course Info & Map

With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the Bay to Breakers 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where the breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. Participants run up the iconic Hayes Street Hill, along the Panhandle and through Golden Gate Park, while the city of San Francisco cheers them on.


Elevation Map

Check out the course’s elevation map here.

Hayes Hill

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%
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