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Bay Breeze Half Marathon

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Distance Half marathon

About Bay Breeze Half Marathon

What could be more romantic than a fast and scenic 5K, 10K or half marathon by the bay?

Compared to many of the other races staged by the locally-based Brazen Racing group — which hosts road and trail races around the San Francisco Bay Area throughout the year — the Bay Breeze Half Marathon, 10K and 5K is aptly named, the organizers say, as the course is definitely a “breeze” compared to most of its other, hillier events.

All race distances start and finish at the San Leandro Marina Park! Whether you are a frequent race winner or a first-time runner/walker, you've got a lot to look forward to. All participants will enjoy a mostly-flat, easy bayside trail that rarely strays more than a few feet from water. A perfect course for those looking to set a personal record!

All three courses are out and back along the shoreline. Races begin in San Leandro Marina Park and proceed south along the shoreline, into the Hayward Regional Shoreline, turn around and come back to the Marina Park. All courses are on either paved or gravel trails and begin/finish on 80-100 yards of grassy field.

Practicalities

Aid Stations

As with all of our races, aid stations will be fully stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, etc. Aid Stations course: 5K: 1, 10K: 3, 1/2 Marathon: 5. Aid station locations are shown on maps above. Those needing water more frequently are encouraged to carry a water bottle or hydration pack.

Award Medals

All runners will receive custom finisher medals and custom shirts (cotton and tech shirts available).

Maximum Time

The half marathon will start at 8:00 am and the course will have a time limit of 4.5 hours. Runners must reach the 4th aid station (mile 10) by 11:30 am (20+ minute per mile pace).

Parking

There are two very small lots close to the start/finish area. There is also a lot of public parking in the area circled in yellow in the below picture. Do not park in the golf course lots or in spots reserved for boats and please pay attention to all signage to avoid any other "no-parking" zones.

Bay Breeze Half Marathon Route Map

Bay Breeze Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

San Leandro Marina Park

13820 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577, USA

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

The half marathon here offers a refreshing mostly trail run that never strays too far from the water along the Hayward Seashore area, which features a mixture of paved and gravel trails that wind their way through its salt and freshwater marshes, instead of miles of single-track trails through hilly and sometimes mountainous forest areas.

Cobbled together over the years from a combination of natural marshes along the bay as well as man-made marshes (part of restoration and enhancement projects to bring the area closer to its original, natural state), Hayward today is a magnet for runners, walkers, hikers, bikers and fishermen amd women, who venture out onto its five miles of trails along the seashore and wander out to watch the birds who nest here throughout the year.

Overview

The race starts and finishes at the San Leandro Marina Park, a small 30-acre park that lies alongside the shoreline overlooking the San Francisco Bay, and hugs the shoreline for the entire race route. From there, runners follow southward along the shore, all the way down to the turnaround point just north of the San Mateo Bridge. Once runners hit the turn, they then head back along the exact route they’ve just run.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.