Bay to Breakers

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Bay to Breakers is an annual footrace in San Francisco, California typically on the third Sunday of May. The phrase "Bay to Breakers" reflects the fact that the race starts at the northeast end of the downtown area a few blocks from The Embarcadero (adjacent to San Francisco Bay) and runs west through the city to finish at the Great Highway (adjacent to the Pacific coast, where breakers crash onto Ocean Beach). The complete course is 7.46 miles (12 km) long.[1]

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Bay to Breakers
Participants in the 2010 race
DateThird Sunday in May
LocationSan Francisco
Event typeRoad
Distance12 km
Course recordsMen: 33:31 (2009)
Sammy Kitwara
Women: 38:07 (2010)
Lineth Chepkurui
Official site

Bay to Breakers is well known for many participants wearing costumes.[2][3] The 1986 edition set a Guinness Word Record for being world's largest footrace with 110,000 participants, until that was surpassed by the 2010 City2Surf event in Sydney.[4][5] Attendance in 2015 was reported at roughly 50,000.[6] That year, signed on as the multi-year title sponsor of Bay to Breakers; the name of the race became Bay to Breakers. As of 2017 the title sponsor of the race is Alaska Airlines.