Where and when do I pick up my race packet?

Runners may pick up their race packets at the 2014 Bay to Breakers Expo. The 2014 Bay to Breakers Expo will be held at the San Francisco Concourse & Exhibition Center. The Expo is open to the public.


  • Friday, May 16: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 17: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

San Francisco Concourse & Exhibition Center
635 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


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?

We will be mailing race packets 1-2 weeks prior to the race. It will contain your bib, timing tag, race instructions and partner collateral. T’s will be handed out after the race at the Finish Line Festival.


Is there a preferred hotel for runners?

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco is the official race hotel.  The room block is now available for booking. Please visit the Travel & Lodging page here for more information.


When is the last day to register?

Registration will be available up through the Bay to Breakers Expo on May 16th and 17th. There will be several price increases between now and then so we recommend signing up early to save!


Will transportation be available to and from the race?

Private chartered bus services will be provided by Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation. Bauer’s provides top-of-the-line vehicles to comfortably get you around on race day. You can relax in Bauer’s 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.

More info can be found HERE.

Transportation through Muni and BART will be available soon.



When does the race start?

The race begins at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 18th.


Are bags allowed on the race course?

Due to heightened security procedures, bags, backpacks and containers are banned from the Bay to Breakers racecourse, 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 Bay the Breakers Expo on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17.


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. To register, visit baytobreakers.eventbrite.com.


What is the age minimum to register?

Kids 3 and older must register for the race. Kids 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 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 info@baytobreakers.com to secure proper race day access.

For more information on ADA access at the Finish Line Festival please contact info@baytobreakers.com.


Are bikes allowed on the race course?

Only authorized course marshals are allowed 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 throughout the Start line, on course and Finish Line Festival. If participants see any suspicious activity they are encouraged to report it to the nearest staff member.


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. we are still in the process of finalizing our volunteer program. Please submit your contact information here and we will contact you once our plans are finalized.