Bay to Breakers
With summer fast approaching, it’s a great time to get out in your sneaks and hit the road. The Bay Area is a runner’s paradise, and we’ve got some great races in the coming months for all skill levels. Here are some of our favorites.
The beloved Bay to Breakers is fast approaching on Sunday, May 20. The 12km race is a little under 7½ miles, and whether you plan to run, walk, or be dragged in a shopping cart (oh wait, you can’t do that anymore) you’ll need the proper kicks to power you through and complement your killer costume.
I know I wasn't the only one checking my weather app to the latest hour Saturday night. But the early rise of the 100th Bay to Breakers made way for a celebratory sunshiney day. Win. While most witness the cheesy, outrageous, and risque on annual race day, I was on the prowl for some style shenanigans...
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1. Half-off Express Treatments at Atelier Emmanuel (166 Geary St. Suite 1606), Now - Wednesday June 15.
The top-rated Union Square salon is offering 50% off express hair treatments with stylist Paul. With the discount, the express services will be around $30, and will even include a complimentary blow-dry. AE specializes in artful cutting, with an emphasis on great grow-out and, if you want, very little need for product. To schedule an appointment, call 415.362.8063.
Note: this one's definitely for the non-runners out there! If you're heading to the Bay to Breakers' 100th Anniversary 12k to drink, dazzle, and well, not run, then we have a lovely little outfit for you.
Borderline costumey, 100% wearable-cute -- this sailor-themed ensemble will earn many a glance, while keeping you nice and chic. Tip that hat, buckle those shiny blue shoes, and go nuts with the all-over glitter spray. Madness awaits!
It used to be that the only drink preparation you needed to attend Bay to Breakers was practicing a polite request to others for a pull off their keg. Sadly, concepts like "public decorum" and "not urinating on everything in sight" have invaded the race, making it difficult for B2B participants to carry their own booze without risking legal trouble. If you can't or don't feel like coming up with a ten-point system for concealing your race-day tipple, here are a few stops along the route that can provide some needed liquid nourishment:
The Cosmopolitan (121 Spear St.): Situated near the start of the race, the Cosmopolitan is offering quick breakfast bites, orange juice, and (of course) a cash bar for those planning to make the full trek.