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The Bay Race

Virtual - Race-in-Place

January 1, 2021 - April 15 2021

Welcome to The Bay Race!

Starting January 1, put 2020 way in your rearview mirror with The Bay Race. This running/cycling virtual race challenges you to go 310 miles on your own, wherever you are. You can get your miles at home on a treadmill, bike trainer, or Peloton or outdoors. As you gather mileage, we plot your progress around the San Francisco Bay Area, starting at Crissy Field in San Francisco, traveling south through the Silicon Valley, up along the East Bay as far North as Napa and Petaluma. Follow your progress each day, seamlessly with our tracking system. You have up to 100 days to get it done. That's 3.1 miles a day. The Bay Race ends April 15.

The Bay Race is about you.


This is more than a race. The Bay Race helps you travel through all the challenges of 2020. Every 50 miles, you'll receive a Resolution Badge that recognizes something that got you through 2020 and will make you STRONGER in 2021: Initiative, Determination, Good Humor, and Friendship name a few. By the time you reach final badge for the last 10 miles, you'll roar, "Heck ya! Bring 2021! It's on!" 

The Bay Race takes you there.

Whether you're a serious endurance athlete or part of a group of friends who want to walk as a team, The Bay Race has something for you. All our athletes virtually follow a real course that goes along the San Francisco Bay Trail. Along the way, you receive notes about the scenery along with actual runs and rides from our Bay Race Guides. These are all places you can visit to make your own memories. If you're in the Bay Area, use this as a reason to see places you don't know, or that you haven't seen in a while. Wherever you are, we will race together and share memories on Facebook. Who knows? There may even be a meetup or three.

Visit the Race Info and FAQ sections to see the outline of events, the course, and to learn more about our tracking system.

Together, we support our communities.


2020 has been hard on all of us, with the toll being felt hardest by those with the fewest resources and the least support. The Bay Race is proud to work with Seneca to support mental health services for youth and families. Uniquely, Seneca serves every community The Bay Race virtually touches, as well as the Central Coast, Southern California, and Washington. The Bay Race Challenge challenges all our athletes to give or raise $100,000 to these communities and you can tailor your giving or fundraising exactly to the communities that mean most to you. The one thing we know for certain in all places: Seneca's model for Unconditional Care could never be more important for a Breakout 2021.



All updates

October 5, 2020

Introducing SODISP

We have chosen the athlete tracking program from Socially Distanced Sports (SODISP) our athlete tracking technology.

September 16, 2020

Course update!

The Bay Race course has been set! Athletes will follow this course virtually, wherever they exercise and follow their progress online. But it's a real course!

September 12, 2020

Giving to Seneca

We have chosen Seneca as our non-profit partner for 2021, recognizing the pivotal role mental health services play during the pandemic.

Our Partners

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