2012 Bay To Breakers: Annual Race Takes Place May 20

The annual Bay to Breakers cross-city race in San Francisco is fast approaching. The most raucous race in California takes place on May 20.

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Bay To Breakers Results 2012: Top Finishers And Recap

The 2012 Zazzle Bay to Breakers has finally come and gone. Another year, another day of nonstop, raucous revelry. Great fun was had, but there were also plenty of serious runners taking part in the 12K run from one end of San Francisco to the other.

Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia was the women's winner, posting a time of 39:02.4. In the men's finishers, Sammy Kitwara of Kenya posted the top time of 34:40.5. Daska was the first runner to cross the finish line, however, taking home the overall prize of $25,000. Daska also picked up another $12,000 for being the first woman to reach the Hayes Street peak. Kitwara will head home with $12,000 of his own in bonuses.

Here are the top 10 overall finishers:

RankNameBibTimePaceHometownDivisionDiv Rank
1 Sammy Kitwara 21 00:34:42 04:40 Kenya M Elite 1
2 Allan Kiprono 23 00:34:49 04:41 Kenya M Elite 2
3 Direba Merga 24 00:35:44 04:48 Ethiopia M Elite 3
4 Lani Kiplagat 26 00:35:46 04:48 Kenya M Elite 4
5 Tesfaye Sendeku 25 00:35:54 04:49 Ethiopia M Elite 5
6 Meb Keflezighi 22 00:36:18 04:53 Mammoth Lakes, CA M Elite 6
7 Brian Harvey 29 00:36:41 04:56 Brighton, MA M Elite 7
8 Steve Murdock 27 00:36:45 04:56 San Diego, CA M Elite 8
9 Mamitu Daska 1 00:39:03 05:15 Ethiopia F Elite 1
10 Brad Poore 33 00:39:10 05:16 Auburn, CA M Elite 11

To find the top performance by class or to check your own performance by your bib number, check out B2B's official results page.

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Bay To Breakers 2012 Results: Sammy Kitwara Top Male Finisher, Mamitu Daska Top Female

The 101st Zazzle Bay to Breakers was once again a great success with fun to be had for all on a glorious morning in the city of San Francisco. The race went off without a hitch, and we have ourselves som winners.

Per the San Francisco Chronicle's Peter Hartlaub on Twitter:

Now that's 12 kilometers (7.45 miles) in under forty minutes, up hills, surrounded by thousands of other runners, some clad in outfits not exactly suitable for running. Incredibly impressive if you ask me.

Below is the listing of the top 10 finishers:

RankNameBibTimePaceHometownDivisionDiv Rank
1 Sammy Kitwara 21 00:34:42 04:40 Kenya M Elite 1
2 Allan Kiprono 23 00:34:49 04:41 Kenya M Elite 2
3 Direba Merga 24 00:35:44 04:48 Ethiopia M Elite 3
4 Lani Kiplagat 26 00:35:46 04:48 Kenya M Elite 4
5 Tesfaye Sendeku 25 00:35:54 04:49 Ethiopia M Elite 5
6 Meb Keflezighi 22 00:36:18 04:53 Mammoth Lakes, CA M Elite 6
7 Brian Harvey 29 00:36:41 04:56 Brighton, MA M Elite 7
8 Steve Murdock 27 00:36:45 04:56 San Diego, CA M Elite 8
9 Mamitu Daska 1 00:39:03 05:15 Ethiopia F Elite 1
10 Brad Poore 33 00:39:10 05:16 Auburn, CA M Elite 11

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Bay To Breakers 2012: Weather Forecast, Road Closures And More

The 2012 Zazzle Bay to Breakers is the most popular annual footrace in the Bay Area and will finally arrive on Sunday. It looks like it will be a great day to go for a run.

It's expected to be a very sunny day in the city and should be ideal Bay to Breakers weather. Here's what to expect from the local climate, according to weather.com:

Temperature: 54 °F as the race begins at 7:00 a.m. PT, rising to a high of 65 °F at noon PT, the estimated finish time for most runners.
Precipitation: 0% chance of rain throughout the race
Winds: West, 4-10mph
UV Index: 9 - Very High

If you need to get around in the city on Sunday, be sure you plan accordingly. As far as road closures go, here's the complete list:

Street From To Closed From Closed Until
Approximately
Beale Howard Folsom 5/19/12 4:00 PM 5/20/2012 4:00PM
Howard Embarcadero Fremont 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Beale Misson Howard 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Steuart Mission southerly terminus 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Spear Mission Folsom 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Main Mission Folsom 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Lincoln (westbound) 37th Great Highway 5/20/12 12:01 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Lincoln (eastbound) Great Highway LaPlaya 5/20/12 12:01 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Howard Fremont 3rd 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 10:00 AM
Fremont Mission Folsom 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 10:00 AM
1st Market Folsom 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 10:00 AM
Divisadero Grove Oak 5/20/12 5:00 AM 5/20/12 11:30 AM
Steiner Grove Hayes 5/20/12 5:00 AM 5/20/12 11:30 AM
Baker Oak Fell 5/20/12 5:00 AM 5/20/12 11:30 AM
Howard 3rd 9th 5/20/12 6:00 AM 5/20/12 10:30 AM
9th Howard Market 5/20/12 6:00 AM 5/20/12 10:45 AM
Hayes Market Divisadero 5/20/12 6:00 AM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Fell Divisadero Stanyan 5/20/12 6:00 AM 5/20/12 11:30 AM

GOLDEN GATE PARK

Street From To Closed From Closed Until
Approximately
Bernice Rodgers JFK Drive MLK Drive 5/19/12 9:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr Dr Lincoln Blvd Chain of Lakes Dr 5/19/12 9:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Great Highway Sloat Fulton 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr Dr Chain of Lakes Dr Sunset Blvd 5/20/12 12:01 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Chain of Lakes Fulton Lincoln Way 5/20/12 12:01 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
JFK Stanyan Great Highway 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Transverse MLK Drive Crossover 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
30th Avenue Fulton JFK 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
36th Avenue Fulton JFK 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
47th Avenue Fulton JFK 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM

For more information on the race, including music and festival information, can be found on the official Zazzle Bay to Breakers website. You can read more about road closure and public transportation info here.

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Bay To Breakers 2012: Route Information, Course Map And More

On Sunday, the 2012 Zazzle Bay to Breakers finally arrives. The madcap 12K race through the city of San Francisco always draws loads of serious runners and serious revelers alike and the city will be rocking all day long.

The race begins at 7:00 a.m. PT and will start at Beale and Howard. Due to the sheer number of runners that enter each year, the race will start in waves, with groups organized into separate "corrals" at the starting area. You can only imagine how the runners being corralled will add to the atmosphere. Here is a look at how the corrals will be set up.

Start_map_medium
via zazzlebaytobreakers.com

The race begins at sea level in the Embarcadero and climbs steadily through the city before winding up at the Great Highway. Here's the full course map:

You can view a larger image of the map at the B2B website.

Map_medium
via zazzlebaytobreakers.com

For more information on the race, including music and festival information, can be found on the official Zazzle Bay to Breakers website. You can read more about road closure and public transportation info here.

For all news and information about Bay to Breakers, please stay tuned to updates in this StoryStream. Also please feel free to visit SB Nation's running blog, Stride Nation.

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Bay To Breakers 2012: Weather Forecast Shows Warm, Sunny Day For Race

Sunday brings the 101st Annual Bay to Breakers, the Bay Area's noted foot race/party. Here's what to expect from the local climate, according to weather.com:

Temperature: 55 °F as the race begins, rising to a high of 66 °F
Precipitation: 0% chance of rain throughout the race
Winds: West, 10-20mph
UV Index: 9 - Very High

The race begins sunday at 7:00 PDT at the intersection of Beale and Howard in the Embarcadero. With the number of people participating, the race will be started in waves. It is expected to last until around midday. Floats and alcohol have been banned within the race itself, but as the route winds through San Francisco it is fair to say that a celebratory atmosphere is anticipated.

For more information on the race, including music and festival information, can be found on the official Zazzle Bay to Breakers website. You can find road closure and public transportation info here.

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Bay To Breakers 2012: Events, Time And Schedule For The Weekend

The Bay Area's most raucous, riotous and fun footrace finally arrives on Sunday with the 2012 Bay to Breakers.

Registration is required for the annual 12K race, but online registration is now closed. If you still wish to register, you may do so at the Zazzle Greater Body Expo on Saturday, which is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT. The Expo is located at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which is at 99 Grove Street in San Francisco.

The race begins on Sunday at 7:00 a.m. PT and runs until approximately noon. Due to the amount of people who turn out every year, the race will be started in waves.

The start area is at the junction of Beale and Howard in the Embarcadero. Bands and all manner of revelry will be the whole way along the course as the runners race uphill through the city, through Golden Gate Park and eventually to the finish line at the Great Highway.

More information on the race, complete with band and festivity information, can always be found on the official Zazzle Bay to Breakers website. You can find road closure and public transportation info here.

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Bay To Breakers 2012: Start Time, Route Information & Course Map

Bay to Breakers kicks off this Sunday at 7:00am, starting at Beale and Howard and ending 12 kilometers later on the Great Highway. This will be the second consecutive year the race has begun at 7:00am, after years of starting at 8:00am. The race is organized by "corrals" that provide a wave starting system.

The seeded runners and runners in corrals A, B, and C will all get started at 7:00am. Corral D will start between 7:30 and 7:45, Corral E between 7:45 and 8:00am, Corral F between 8:00 and 8:15am, and Corral G between 8:15 and 8:30am.

Here is a breakdown of where each corral will be based:

Start_map_medium
via zazzlebaytobreakers.com

The race begins at sea level at the Embarcadero. The first real challenge is avoiding the mass of humanity surrounding everybody as they make their way up Howard Street. After crossing Market Street, the course rises steeply along the Hayes Street Hill. According to the B2B website, "[a]round the 2.5-mile mark runners climb an 11.15% grade between Fillmore Street and Steiner Street. The remainder of the course gradually flows downhill alongside the Panhandle through Golden Park to the Finish Line at the Great Highway."

Here is a breakdown of the route. You can view a larger image of the map at the B2B website.

Map_medium
via zazzlebaytobreakers.com

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Bay To Breakers 2012: Road Closures And Public Transportation To/From The Race

The annual insanity that is Bay to Breakers is fast approaching, which means the party is just about set to kick off. Although many of the runners and observers will have a great time, the race itself raises some headaches in regards to transportation to and from the event, as well as street closures to accommodate the event.

For the 101st running of the event in 2012, the B2B organizers have put together a rundown of street closures surrounding the event. The list below includes streets along the entire course beginning in the Embarcadero, cutting through Hayes Valley, and continuing through Golden Gate Park to the end of the race at The Great Highway.

Street From To Closed From Closed Until
Approximately
Beale Howard Folsom 5/19/12 4:00 PM 5/20/2012 4:00PM
Howard Embarcadero Fremont 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Beale Misson Howard 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Steuart Mission southerly terminus 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Spear Mission Folsom 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Main Mission Folsom 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Lincoln (westbound) 37th Great Highway 5/20/12 12:01 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Lincoln (eastbound) Great Highway LaPlaya 5/20/12 12:01 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Howard Fremont 3rd 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 10:00 AM
Fremont Mission Folsom 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 10:00 AM
1st Market Folsom 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 10:00 AM
Divisadero Grove Oak 5/20/12 5:00 AM 5/20/12 11:30 AM
Steiner Grove Hayes 5/20/12 5:00 AM 5/20/12 11:30 AM
Baker Oak Fell 5/20/12 5:00 AM 5/20/12 11:30 AM
Howard 3rd 9th 5/20/12 6:00 AM 5/20/12 10:30 AM
9th Howard Market 5/20/12 6:00 AM 5/20/12 10:45 AM
Hayes Market Divisadero 5/20/12 6:00 AM 5/20/12 11:00 AM
Fell Divisadero Stanyan 5/20/12 6:00 AM 5/20/12 11:30 AM

GOLDEN GATE PARK

Street From To Closed From Closed Until
Approximately
Bernice Rodgers JFK Drive MLK Drive 5/19/12 9:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr Dr Lincoln Blvd Chain of Lakes Dr 5/19/12 9:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Great Highway Sloat Fulton 5/19/12 9:00 PM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr Dr Chain of Lakes Dr Sunset Blvd 5/20/12 12:01 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Chain of Lakes Fulton Lincoln Way 5/20/12 12:01 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
JFK Stanyan Great Highway 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
Transverse MLK Drive Crossover 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
30th Avenue Fulton JFK 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
36th Avenue Fulton JFK 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM
47th Avenue Fulton JFK 5/20/12 3:00 AM 5/20/12 4:00 PM


BART will be running on an expanded timetable. MUNI will be charging $10 for adults ($9 for youth/disabled, $7 for FastPass/Clipper holders) to use the special event sticker they'll have in place for the race. For those looking for other services, the major Bay Area transit options will have a variety of special services:

CalTrain

Golden Gate Ferry

Vallejo Ferry

Alameda Oakland Ferry

Bauer's Luxury Shuttle Service is the official transportation provider for the race. They have provided a few important details for one-way and roundtrip shuttle options.

BAUER'S ONE-WAY SHUTTLE OPTIONS

  • From Zazzle Final Mile to the Start Line: $14
    This express shuttle departs from end-of-the-race Zazzle Final Mile and will run from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • From Zazzle Final Mile to the Daly City BART Station: $10
    This express shuttle departs from end-of-the-race Zazzle Final Mile and will run from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • From Zazzle Final Mile to the 22nd Street Caltrain Station: $11
    This express shuttle departs from end-of-the-race Zazzle Final Mile and will run from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

BAUER'S ROUNDTRIP SHUTTLE OPTIONS:

  • Emeryville Park & Ride (Emeryville Amtrak Stn): $22
    Before the race the shuttle will pick up from the Emeryville Park & Ride lot at 5:30am and take you to the Start Line. After the race the shuttle will depart from end-of-the-race Zazzle Final Mile at 12:00pm and return to the Emeryville Park & Ride lot.
  • Millbrae Park & Ride (Millbrae BART Stn) $22
    Before the race the shuttle will pick up from the Millbrae Park & Ride (BART station at Millbrae Avenue) at 5:30am and take you to the Start Line. After the race the shuttle will depart from end-of-the-race Zazzle Final Mile at 12:00pm and return to the Millbrae Park & Ride lot.
  • Mill Valley Park & Ride (Manzanita Parking Lot, Shoreline Hwy): $22
    Before the race the shuttle will pick up from the Mill Valley Park & Ride lot at 5:30am and take you to the Start Line. After the race the shuttle will depart end-of-the-race Zazzle Final Mile at 12:00pm and return to the Mill Valley Park & Ride lot.

There will also be a special parking rate at the Embarcadero Center. AMPCO System Parking will offer a special $10 rate for registered runners. You simply need to show your race bib when you pay for parking. The four available lots for this deal are 1EC, 2EC, 3EC, and 4EC on the map below:

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Bay To Breakers 2012: New Social Media Options At This Year's Race

San Francisco's 2012 Bay to Breakers race is fast approaching. The annual event features runners of all experience levels coming together to run from one end of the city to the other. While some participants take the opportunity to partake in a party atmosphere, plenty of runners take the event very seriously.

This year, the race is going high-tech and implementing some nifty social media features that will allow you the timeliest bragging right possible. From the latest newsletter:

ZB2B will be enhancing the 2012 race experience through a number of technological advancements. Participants will have the option to have their time from the Hayes St. Hill and from the Finish Line auto-posted to their Facebook walls. In addition to the Facebook posting, participants with smart phones will be able to scan a unique QR code on the back of the bib taking them directly to their results page right after the race! We will be sending a separate email to offer the Facebook posting option. Join us for our most tech-friendly race ever! Register here

As always, you can find lots more information at the official Zazzle Bay to Breakers website. You can find SB Nation's coverage of the 2011 Bay to Breakers event by clicking here.

For all news and information about Bay to Breakers, please stay tuned to updates in this StoryStream. Also please feel free to visit SB Nation's running blog, Stride Nation.

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2012 Bay To Breakers: Pre-Sale Registration Extended To January 11

The annual Bay to Breakers cross-city race in San Francisco is fast approaching. The May 20 event has announced that they are extending pre-registration prices until January 11, 2012.

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