For some of the elite athletes competing in this year’s Zazzle Bay to Breakers, the trip home from the finish line might take less time than the race itself.
“I live two blocks from Golden Gate Park,” said 24-year-old Katilin Gregg, who has lived in San Francisco for eight months and is new to professional racing. “I run the course every day. I’m really excited running it in a race environment.” Read More
Mayor Ed Lee on Friday once again warned participants in the Zazzle Bay to Breakers to stay sober, but promised that the zany race would still be fun.
Lee encouraged people to dress up in costume. Unfortunately, Lee’s own costume was tossed in the Dumpster some time ago. Read More
Thousands of runners will descend on San Francisco for Sunday’s 100th anniversary of the Zazzle Bay to Breakers, but the event will be less of a party than in years past — at least if race organizers have their way. Read More
Every year since 1988, the Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders, the East Bay’s oldest running club, has scheduled its Tilden Tough Ten race for the very same day as Zazzle Bay to Breakers. The timing is no accident.
Click on the photo at right to see more on how San Francisco's Bay to Breakers has influenced other races. Read More
Sarah Palin, Elvis Presley, Superman, salmon, pigs, Apple computers, the Blues Brothers, the Smurfs, and the cast of the “Wizard of Oz”: They’ve all run in the Zazzle Bay to Breakers.
Click on the photo at right to see a gallery of Bay to Breakers traditions. Read More
James “Spider” Haran of San Francisco, so nicknamed because of his leggy physique, entered Bay to Breakers history when he took first place among 37 finishers on a sunny March day in 1942. This year, seven decades later, members of his family will gather in San Francisco to honor his memory.
Click on the photo to the right for more pictures of Bay to Breakers family history. Read More
The countdown to the 100th 12K foot race now known as the Zazzle Bay to Breakers has begun. The race is Sunday and in recognition of its 100-year history, The San Francisco Examiner is proud to present a slideshow of the race throughout its years, starting with a picture of the race’s first winner in 1912, Robert Jackson “Bobby” Vlught. Read More
Take a trip down memory lane as we recap last year's annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. Click on the photo at right to start the slideshow. Read More
In an effort to curb unruly behavior that has plagued the Zazzle Bay to Breakers footrace in the past, organizers and city officials plan to operate several “sobering tents” along the route to detain drunken revelers.
Sam Singer, a spokesman for the event, said drinkers would be taken to the tents as an alternative to going to jail. Officials say the race has put too much stress on The City’s jails and hospitals. Read More
Anyone who missed out on signing up for the 50,000 Zazzle Bay to Breakers registration spots — and anyone who actually believes that police will enforce this year’s new policy that only registrants can run in the race — can now take advantage of 5,000 more spots that just opened up. Read More