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Bay to Breakers organizers report the 50,000 spaces allocated for runners, walkers and costumed participants are selling quickly and they anticipate an early sell out for the May 15 centennial race.
“The Bay to Breakers Centennial is a once in a lifetime San Francisco event for runners and walkers alike,” said Angela Fang, Bay to Breakers general manager. “We are thrilled at the unprecedented number of runners registering daily. This high participation speaks to the legacy the Bay to Breakers footrace and to its tremendous popularity.”
More than 41,000 runners have already signed up for the 100th running of the Bay to Breakers, including runners from every state in the USA and 38 countries around the world including: Japan, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Croatia, Peru, Taiwan, Afghanistan, and the Philippines.
Registration is expected to close before the end of March – and with relatively few spots remaining and extraordinary demand – the last bibs will go quickly. Registration and information can be found at: baytobreakers.com.
Originally known as the Cross City Race, Bay to Breakers was first held on January 1, 1912. In its first year, 122 runners participated. The winner of the first race was Robert Jackson “Bobby” Vlught, who won with a time of 44:10. Since then Bay to Breakers has grown to be one of the largest footraces in the world with more than 50,000 participants and close to 100,000 spectators annually. The race has grown to be a celebration for everyone and exemplifies the City’s irrepressible color and its affection for eclectic traditions.
Official sponsors of the 100th running of Bay to Breakers include: Volkswagen, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Power Balance, Sit-On-It Seating, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, The Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Crystal Geyser, The Active Network, and Breathe California. Additionally, Bay to Breakers is happy to announce the continued support of media partners, The San Francisco Examiner, KRON 4, KGO Newstalk 810, and KSFO 560.
“On behalf of Bay to Breakers, we would like to thank those of you who have renewed your commitment and sponsorship to this incredible San Francisco event,” said Fang. “For those who are new to the race, we welcome you and we are confident that we will have an incredible 100thrunning of this iconic footrace.”
SENTINEL FOUNDER PAT MURPHY
Photo By Luke Thomas FogCityJournal.com