Bay to Breakers 2015
Nearly 50,000 spirited participants took to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday, May 18 for the 104th annual Zappos.com Bay to Breakers race. Serious runners and those out for a Sunday stroll trekked the 12 kilometre race course showcasing a wide variety of innovative costumes the race has become renowned for.
Runners from all over the world made the pilgrimage to the Bay Area to take part in the longest consecutively run footrace in the world. The course starts by passing through iconic San Francisco neighbourhoods, including a trip up the infamous Hayes Hill that features an average grade of 5.5% (11.1% at its steepest) across a stretch of road that lasts 2/3 of a mile. Around midway into the race, the runners entered beautiful Golden Gate Park and eventually reached Ocean Beach (aka the “Breakers”).
The 2015 Elite field featured top runners from all over the globe. In the end Isaac Mukundi Mwangi took home 1st Place in the men’s division with a time of 35:25, and the women's division winner was Jane Kibii clocking in at 40:04. Now that is some speed!
All in all, it was the perfect day for running and enjoying a quintessential San Francisco experience.
See you in 2016!