Friday, May 17, 2013

San Francisco "Bay to Breakers", this Sunday, May 19, 2013

Good luck parking if you attend this San Francisco city streets event.  There is the promise to be plenty of police protection and security cameras. 

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Yeah, I'm running... maybe I'm an undercover cop, how do you know?
San Francisco Chronicle/Will Kane, 5/16/13.  "Get ready for Bay to Breakers wackiness."

....  Yep, it's Bay to Breakers race season all right - that time when, on the third Sunday in May, the city's streets fill with a patchwork of serious runners going for gold, amateurs hoping for a personal best and scores of others just hoping they won't pass out before 2 p.m.  ....   More than 30,000 registered runners will start the 7.5-mile course at Beale and Howard streets at 7 a.m. Organizers expect another 50,000 to 70,000 people will turn up to watch the mobile mob huff and puff up Hayes Street hill or sprint for the finish through Golden Gate Park.  ....   "We're encouraging everyone to take the capes that we gave them and spice them up with a little of their own flair or bedazzling," Haag said. "We're really excited to make a huge splash."  Read article. 

Reference - Bay to Breakers information website.  

Related San Francisco Examiner, 5/20/12. "More than 50,000 runners and walkers blanketed the streets of San Francisco this morning for the running of the 101st Bay to Breakers race. Professional runners and jovial amateurs alike started out on the 7.46-mile course from the Embarcadero to Ocean Beach just before 7 a.m. Teams of contestants in gold disco shorts, bumble bee outfits, tutus and more revealing costumes made their way west past Alamo Square and through the Panhandle." Article includes photograph special by Eric Lawson, 10 slides.  Note:  Photograph above from  Huffington Post, 1/28/13.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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