Bay to Breakers Race Results 2010
For much of the nation, it is the heart of the running season. Bay to Breakers is a celebration for runners and the Bay to Breakers Race Results 2010 are the reward. Bay to Breakers is held the third Sunday in May in San Francisco. Bay to Breakers is arguably the largest 12k road race in the U.S. I say arguably because Bloomsday, held the first Sunday in May in Spokane, Washington, makes the same claim. Largest or not, Bay to Breakers was held today, Sunday. Running is a great sport because no Personal Installment Loans or Same Day Paydayloans are necessary to participate, nor to pay the $44 race entry fee.
Looking for Bay to Breakers Race Results
In order to get an official time, the runner (or walker) must cross the timing mats at both the Start and Finish lines. The official results will be posted on the Bay to Breakers website at www.baytobreakers.com. A week after the race, Official Finishers Certificates will be available to the participants, also on the website. A special souvenir edition of the San Francisco Examiner has the top 10,000 timed finishers and is available on the Monday following the race. For the first time this year, registered participants who finish the race had the option of signing up to have their official start time, finish time and overall race results texted to them for an additional cost of $3 for the first cell phone number and $1 for each additional cell phone number.
Where did the Bay to Breakers name come from?
The name comes from the race itself. The race starts at Bay (the northeast end of the downtown area a few blocks from The Embarcadero), and runs west through the city to finish at the breakers (the Great Highway which is adjacent to the Pacific coast, where breakers crash onto Ocean Beach).
Bay to Breakers History
Bay to Breakers was started as a way to lift the city’s spirits after the devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It is considered the longest consecutively run footrace in the world. During World War II sometimes there were fewer than 50 registrants, but they still ran. The Bay to Breakers race held May 18, 1986, was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest footrace with 110,000 participants. Currently the average is between 70,000 and 80,000 participants. This year there was an attempt again at another Guinness record. Participants attempted to build the longest human centipede.
Did they do it? Did they break the record? Did you run? How did you do? How did the elite runners do? Check the Bay to Breakers race results to see!