Course Info & Map

The Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway along 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.


Please note the course will be closed at Chain of Lakes Drive in Golden Gate Park at 12:30 PM on race day. All participants not past this point at this time will be directed to Fulton or Lincoln Ave.

The Finish Line will officially close at 1:00 PM. All participants who have not crossed the finish line at this point will not receive a Finisher Medal.


Please be aware a large number of city and park roads will be closure for the race. Please click HERE to reference all closures and times.

Note the only north-south crossover points are at the Embarcadero & Howard St in SOMA and Crossover Dr. in Golden Gate Park.


Open the course in Garmin Connect to view the interactive map and elevation profile. With a free Connect account, you can adjust the pace calculator to match your goal time and send the course to your compatible Garmin device for navigational guidance during training or real-time pacing on race day.

CLICK HERE to load the Garmin Connect page of this 12K Map and load it to your Garmin Device or download for any other use.



Sutter health cpmc breakers bonus

In 2018, we introduced the Sutter Health CPMC Breakers Bonus, an all new way to experience race day. With the Bonus, runners can now increase their run distance from a 12k to 15k!

BONUS runners will receive:

  • An extra 3k to your run (pushing your run to a 15k in length)
  • An exclusive BONUS medal (in addition to the standard Finisher Medal)
  • A drink ticket good for one beer at the Finish Line Festival beer garden 
  • BONUS entertainment in the final 3k to motivate you to the finish line

Talk about a BONUS!

the cost

Add on the Sutter Health CPMC Breakers Bonus to your registration for only $20 and be one of the first people ever to experience the legendary Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers in a whole new way! You will be able to add the Bonus to your order once registration opens on October 30th.

Bonus Map


Check out the course’s elevation map here.


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%
  • Learn more about Hayes Hill here.