The best of Bay to Breakers
Via Bay to Breakers – San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world, a staple to the City by the Bay since May 1912. With a starting point near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero, the 12K race runs west through the city and finishes at the Great Highway where breakers crash onto the Pacific Coast’s Ocean Beach. A quintessential San Francisco experience for 102 years, the race is interwoven into the fabric of the city and is a true reflection and celebration of life between the breakers and the Bay. The 2014 edition will take place on Sunday, May 18.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
Please note that no alcohol and no wheeled devices (including floats) will be allowed on the race course during Bay to Breakers. Violators will be removed from the race course immediately and will not be issued a refund.
So every year in May, on a delightful Sunday, every white person between 18 to 24 in addition to whoever else lives near the city dresses up like a jackass, gets fucked up and carouses amongst the other denizens of the city. Often people stop at the bars along the way or Alamo Square and don’t even make it to Golden Gate where the race actually ends. It started after the great earthquake by the then mayor of San Francisco to try and boost morale. Now it’s become the event to go pee outside and dress up like the Navi from Avatar. Every year the police and city try to restrict it and while some say it’s not as fun as it used to be, the thing is still a trip. Here are your best captured moments of the events.
Oh and you’ll end up seeing lots of naked people, but that’s really any day in San Francisco, this time they happen to be wearing costumes. Here’s the best of the rest.
(P.S. Stanley Roberts, the guy who did the video hates fun.)