Growing up in Southern California, I remember a high level of concern my parents seemed to have about my exposure to streaking. In the same way a once-dormant disease can rise up and spread through a local population, our area was apparently experiencing an unexplained outbreak. As I understood it, sometimes when a man and a woman loved each other very, very much, they ran through a parking lot with their clothes off. Or they would run into a park and meet up with other people who loved each other very, very much, who would tear off their pants and run naked through the town until the police made them stop. If I happened to be around when the streakers came, I was to quickly look away. The warning was given as seriously as those for any other childhood danger—never look at the sun, never pet a strange dog, never take candy from a stranger, and if naked adults ever run in your direction, cover your eyes, hold your breath, and wait for them to pass.
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San Francisco Bay to Breakers: Details & Tips to Run or Watch the Race
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Bay to Breakers
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. Bay to Breakers is well known for many participants wearing costumes. As of the title sponsor of the race is Alaska Airlines. Started as a way to lift the city's spirits after the disastrous San Francisco earthquake , it has been run for more consecutive years over a given course and length than has any other footrace in the world; although other footraces are older and have been run for more consecutive years, their courses and lengths have changed over time.
If you are looking for a true San Francisco experience, then head to the city on Sunday, May 31, for the annual Bay to Breakers race. Now in its th year, this event is a San Francisco original. This 12K race is one of the largest and oldest running events in the world.