The third Sunday in May sees the 99th edition of “Bay to Breakers” the crown jewel of SF events with over 70,000 race/walk/stroll 7.46 miles from Bay (Howard/Beale) to Breakers (the western end of Golden Gate Park) in a costumed mass of people. To participate in the race technically it costs $44 to $55 (depending on when you register) but many people just show up and race anyway as long as you avoid the Howard Street starting point. We won’t tell anyone. The event is free to watch and is almost just as fun.
May 16, 2010 Start Time: 8:00 am
USA Track & Field Certified 12K
Always the Third Sunday in May
Best Places to Watch Bay to Breakers:
Spectators line the entire course, but some of the best viewing spots can be found along Alamo Square at the top of Hayes Street Hill, in front of the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, and at the ING Cheer Zone at the Finish Line on the Great Highway.
- Pre-race: climb atop a trash can near Embarcadero Station to get an over-the-top view of everyone in costume racing to the event.
- Along Alamo Square at the top of Hayes Street Hill – amazing view of 70,000 all climbing Hayes Street.
- In front of the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park
- Finish Line on the Great Highway