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How San Francisco Throws a Party: Bay to Breakers

2010 May 20

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.


Winnie the Pooh, B2B

Flower girl, B2B

3 Responses leave one →
  1. May 21, 2010

    these pics are amazing!!! seriously… newspaper material. I love the portrait style, and the first two especially.

  2. black tide permalink
    June 10, 2010

    These pictures are so great! I really miss California. I’m from Seattle, and there’ s just something about the West Coast that’s different (well, to me California was just like Seattle but way better weather).

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