Bay to Breakers

San Francisco, California

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After the 1906 earthquake and ?re destroyed most of San Francisco, the city was in need of a major morale boost. As repairing and rebuilding began, the city created events to cheer up despondent San Franciscans. As a prelude to world-class athletic events to be held at the Panama Paci?c Exposition in 1915, the ?rst Cross City Race took place on January 1, 1912, with 186 runners and 121 ?nishers. Now known as Bay to Breakers—and run in May—the race has become a tradition with 40,000 to 50,000 registered participants each year.
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by Alexandra Kenin (The Mountaineers Books)

After the 1906 earthquake and ?re destroyed most of San Francisco, the city was in need of a major morale boost. As repairing and rebuilding began, the city created events to cheer up despondent San Franciscans.

As a prelude to world-class athletic events to be held at the Panama Paci?c Exposition in 1915, the ?rst Cross City Race took place on January 1, 1912, with 186 runners and 121 ?nishers. Now known as Bay to Breakers—and run in May—the race has become a tradition with 40,000 to 50,000 registered participants each year.

© 2016  Alexandra Kenin /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: San Francisco
Distance: 7.5
Elevation Gain: 310 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Zappos.com Bay to Breakers
Local Maps: Howard and Main streets, San Francisco
Driving Directions: Directions to Bay to Breakers

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