Elite Runner Info

Race Overview

San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace int he world, a staple to the City by the Bay since May 1912. With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the 12k race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. A quintessential San Francisco experience for 104 years, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breaks and the Bay. The 2016 edition will take place on Sunday, May 15th.

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Elite Runner Perks

– Large prize purse

– Hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency

– Complete course tour

– Hospitality suite at hotel with some meals provided

– Finish line area hospitality suite

– Pre and post-race food and beverage

Records: 12k Distance


Male: 33:31, Sammy Kitwara (KEN)

Female: 37:50, Molly Huddle (USA)

Bay to Breakers Course

Male: 33:31, Sammy Kitwara (KEN)

Female: 38:07, Lineth Chepkuri (KEN)

General Info

Elite athletes have to register for this event prior to race weekend. Coaches, managers, agents and/or athletes must register with Michele Burke from Premier Event Management. Michele can be reached at or 504-454-6561.

Elite Athletes must provide travel itinerary to Michele Burke or Paige Butler if they need to have transportation to the host hotel. or

Managers and/or coaches are required to make sure the elite athletes have cash in US dollars while they are in San Francisco. Race management will not provide cash stipends for personal needs such as food, drinks or snacks while at the event.