About the Across the Bay 12K

The 2020 12K features the same USATF certified course as years past — a point to point course starting in Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and finishing in Aquatic Park.

The 12K is part of the USA Track & Field Pacific Association (PAUSATF) road running series with discounted entries and prize money for eligible athletes.


We will have complimentary gear check at the 12k starting area and the 5k starting area. Both 12k and 5k gear check pickup will be right past the finish line on Van Ness Ave.


Course Time Limit
Participants must maintain a pace of 18:20 minutes per mile.

12K Course Map

Across the Bay course map

Turn by Turn Directions

The event will start on East Road in Sausalito, Marin County.
Runners will follow East Road until turning left onto Sommerville Road.
Sommerville Road will turn into Conzelman Road as runners travel up the incline to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Runners will turn right to head South across The Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
Runners will turn right onto Coastal Trail, follow the U-Turn, and end up on Battery E Trail.
Runners will turn left onto Long Avenue.
Long Avenue will turn into Marine Drive, runners will continue here until The Fort Point turnaround where they will make a turn-around.
Runners will continue on this path until turning right onto San Francisco Bay Trail.
San Francisco Bay Trail will turn into Marina Blvd, which runners will follow until the finish line at Aquatic Park.
Runners will finish on Van Ness, North of Beach Street.


finish area map