Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bay to Breakers

(Photo courtesy of Bay to Breakers.)

The annual Bay to Breakers race is coming up this weekend. The race will be held on Sunday, May 17. The race began in 1912 to raise morale as the city recovered from the devastation of the 1906 earthquake. Since that time the Bay to Breakers (so called for the course it follows from start to finish) has become one of the largest footraces in the world with more than 65,000 participants and more than 100,000 spectators each year. The race attracts all levels of runners, but is known for the thousands of costumed participants.

(Photo courtesy of Bay to Breakers.)
Some of the participants have even been known to wear nothing but their running shoes.

(Photo: Wikipedia.)

No comments:

Post a Comment