This Sunday (May 17), one of San Franciscos craziest, longest running traditions is bringing out the spirit of the city: The 98th Annual ING Bay To Breakers 12k Marathon.
Participants from all over the world will don their most out- of-control costumes and run through the streets of the Bay City.
In the past, runners have worn sailor suits, pirate costumes, and one woman even dressed up like a painting with frame and all.
Spokesperson Vivian Doan says the electric atmosphere gets runners going and unites everyone at the event, including athletes, amateur participants, and rowdy spectators.
Though a truly tacky and wacky costume turns heads, Doan says anything too bulky can get in the way, especially when the course takes people up some of San Frans steepest streets.
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