Bay to Breakers: Schedule of events, map, transportation

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – San Francisco’s annual Zappos.com Bay to Breakers is a 12K footrace that embodies the city’s uniqueness and audacity.

The 12k run starts at Main and Howard Streets near the Embarcadero, runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach.

Bay to Breakers, the oldest annual footrace in the world, began in 1912. It’s famous for the participant’s outrageous costumes and off the wall props.

Last year 29,971 people finished the race. This year, organizers are expecting over 50,000 runners.

BART and Caltrain have added service to get runners to the starting line.

There’s something to do for everyone, even if you’re not running in the race. There will be a festival at the finish line along with a concert after the race.

National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson said temperatures will be in the 50s for the beginning of the race and rise to 60  to 65 degrees by afternoon.

Runners can expect low clouds, drizzle and fog at the start of the race.

“Summer-like weather in San Francisco,” Anderson said. Last year 29,971 people finished the race. About 16,000 women finished and nearly 14,000 men.

Two Kenyans won the race last year. Isaac Mukundi Mwangi won the Men’s Elite Division and Jane Kibii had the fastest time overall among women.

BART and Caltrain have added service to get runners to the starting line. No alcohol is allowed on the special trains.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 13th

Expo Setup 8 AM – 11 AM
Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Expo Hours 11 AM – 7 PM
Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Saturday, May 14th

Expo Hours 9 AM – 5 PM
Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Sunday, May 15th

Race Starts 8 AM
Start Line, 200 Howard Street, San Francisco

Finish Line Festival 8 AM – 1 PM
Ocean Beach Parking Lot, 1001 Great Highway, San Francisco

Awards Ceremony 10:30 AM – 11 AM
Ocean Beach Parking Lot, 1001 Great Highway, San Francisco

Concert 11 AM – 12 PM
Ocean Beach Parking Lot, 1001 Great Highway, San Francisco

Course Map

map

Finish Line Festival

After runners cross the finish line, they can celebrate with foodm drinks and live entertainment. The festival is open to the public.
finishline

Transportation

Caltrain will run four special northbound trains.

Special A train: Departs the Palo Alto station at 6:12 a.m. and arrives in San Francisco at Fourth and King streets at 6:55 a.m.

Special B train: Leaves San Jose’s Diridon station at 5:50 a.m. and arrives at the Fourth and King streets station at 7:04 a.m.

Special C train: Departs the Diridon station at 6:04 a.m. and arrives at Fourth and King streets at 7:21 a.m.

Special D train: Leaves at 6:31 a.m. from San Jose’s Diridon station and arrive at Fourth and King streets at 7:55 a.m.

San Francisco’s Municipal Railway T-Third line can take passengers to the starting line or runners can walk.

After the race, three express trains depart for Belmont at 1:10 p.m., 2:10 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. After Belmont, the trains will make regular weekend stops to the San Jose Diridon station.

BART will start operating at 6 a.m. with trains running at 20-minute intervals before 8 a.m.

BART officials are encouraging runners coming from the Peninsula to off-board at Montgomery station because of the number of people who attend the race. Runners from the East Bay are being encouraged to off-board at the Embarcadero station.

Both stations are close to the starting line.

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