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On May 19th, 2013, the San Francisco original 12k, Bay to Breakers, is coming to the Bay Area. The 101-year old Bay to Breakers presented by craigslist is one of the world’s largest and oldest footraces, held annually in San Francisco, California.
Participation in Bay to Breakers includes a wide range of participants – from world-class athletes to costumed runners and ‘fun-loving’ folks who come from far and wide for a great day of running and walking in the 7.46 mile (12 kilometer) race. Over the years, the race has become more than a race – more of a costume parade – showcasing the quintessential San Francisco experience as a reflection of life between the breakers and the Bay.
After the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, the Bay to Breakers 12k was created in 1912 as a precursor to the world-class athletic events for the 1915 Pan Pacific International Exposition. The first Bay to Breakers run had 218 participants. Since then, Bay to Breakers has become a testament to San Francisco’s uniqueness and audacity. Year after year, the glorious celebration celebrates athleticism, fun, frivolity, and determination that flows through the city.
Known as one of the largest footraces in the world, Bay to Breakers now has more than 50,000 participants and more than 100,000 spectators annually. And, in true San Francisco fashion, the race draws thousands of costumed participants who make their way through the heart of San Francisco energized by music and cheers from thousands of spectators lining the route.
Looking for travel info while in town for Bay to Breakers? Hotel Abri is conveniently located in Union Square and is the perfect place to stay for participants and spectators alike. For reservations or to learn more about local San Francisco events, visit hotelabrisf.com.