Bay to Breakers 2020 Officially Postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The 108th Bay to Breakers race has been officially postponed due to continued escalations of the global COVID-19 outbreak. The San Francisco legacy, originally scheduled for the last Sunday in May, will now be held on September 20, 2020.

Event officials released a statement on Friday that announced the postponement of the race in order to prioritize the health and safety of all involved. Current registrations will be allowed to participate at the later date. Bay to Breakers is just one of hundreds of events cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.


Read the entire press release here:

Bay to Breakers Statement Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
2020 Bay to Breakers postponed to September 20

San Francisco – March 20, 2020 – Following further discussions with the City and County of San Francisco surrounding the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the decision to postpone Bay to Breakers to September 20, 2020. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our utmost priority, and we are grateful to the City for their flexibility and assistance in selecting this new date to ensure this legacy event takes place for the 109th consecutive year.

“Bay to Breakers is more than just a race. This event was started in 1912 to unify a recovering San Francisco community following a devastating earthquake. For more than a century, it has represented the strength and resilience of the Bay area, while serving as a celebration of diversity and community for participants and spectators alike,” said John Kane, CEO of Capstone Event Group. “We look forward to continuing this legacy and celebrating the next chapter of Bay to Breakers with everyone on September 20.”

All existing 2020 Bay to Breakers registrations will be honored for the new date. For more information regarding the new date, visit For the latest local updates on COVID-19, visit the San Francisco Department of Public Health website.


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