Photos: Crazy Costumes At Bay to Breakers 2014

The costumes only get wackier every year at this historical 12K race. 

Established in 1912, the annual Bay to Breakers 12K race across San Francisco has always been a spectacle to behold. Every year runners dress up in their boldest, brightest and wildest costumes, and run 7.46 miles from the San Francisco Bay (just a few blocks from The Embarcadero) to the Great Highway where breakers crash onto Ocean Beach. This past Sunday, May 18th, at the 103rd Bay to Breakers about 40,000 runners participated in the race and an even larger gathering of almost 100,000 spectators cheered and partied along the sidelines. Due to an unstable arch at the top of Hayes Street hill the race experienced a 25-minute delay at the start, but got right back on track with elite runner Geoffrey Kenisi of Kenya crossing the finish line in 35:04. Scroll through this past weekend’s race images below to experience one of San Francisco’s oldest and largest races that celebrates the free-spirited nature of its city.

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