The 98th edition of “Bay to Breakers”May 18th, 2009 - 3:04 am ICT by GD
In San Francisco, 17th May is the, “Bay to Breakers” day. For people who are not so familiar with the term “Bay to Breakers”, well it is one of the craziest and the wackiest of foot races that you will be able to find or see anywhere in the world.
The participants of this foot race will be attired in a variety of colorful and odd costumes. One glance at this race and it will seem to one is watching a‚ “Runaway Halloween” in broad daylight. One of the favorite parts of the race, that one would not want to miss if he or she is watching it, are the folks who are dressed as salmons, who normally begin at the end of the race and go on to the beginning riding against the current. So if you are planning to watch this years “Bay to Breakers” you better watch out for the Salmon guys.
This year, however, it has been reported that stricter rules will be in place, but that will not at all deter people from having fun.The rules are there to ensure the safety of the people taking part in the fun race.
Ross Mirkarimi, the supervisor, said that this year’s race will be important for the future of the “Bay to Breakers”. He said, “this is a pivotal year. We’re trying to perform the fine pirouette of addressing any negative consequences from previous years while making sure we don’t thwart the fun and spirit of the Bay to Breakers.”
The Sunday’s race will be the 98th edition of the “Bay to Breakers.”
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