How San Francisco Throws a Party: Bay to Breakers
Imagine an entire city going nuts: 70,000+ people, booze everywhere, ridiculous costumes and lots and lots of naked people.
Add it all together and you get the annual Bay to Breakers race. Held on the third Sunday of each May, Bay to Breakers draws people from around the world into the heart of San Francisco. It is a 12km (7.46 mile) course that cuts through downtown, into the Panhandle, through Golden Gate park and out to the Pacific Ocean. If you’ve never been, I’d say it’s up there with Oktoberfest and the running of the bulls in terms of life experiences.
You can read all about it here.
While many run it, even more see it as a giant FU***** party. And what a party it is. I’ve ran it 3 times but this year I decided to be part of the latter group. Getting out of bed at 7:30am and drinking is pretty rough on the body, mind and soul. But despite that, I brought along a camera and snapped some photos along the way.