BAY TO BREAKERS

Runner's World (UK) - - Best Races 2017 -

One of the old­est footraces in the world, this 12km run dates back to 1912 and takes par­tic­i­pants through San Fran­cisco from the Bay to the Great High­way, where they can see huge breakers crash­ing dra­mat­i­cally onto Ocean Beach. The route also fea­tures Hayes Hill, and you’ll prob­a­bly be sorry it does, as the gra­di­ent reaches 11 per cent. Numbers now stand at 50,000 run­ners each year, but the race set a Guin­ness World Record for most par­tic­i­pants in 1986, when a stag­ger­ing 110,000 peo­ple turned up.

NEXT RACE May 2018 (tbc), bay­to­break­ers.com

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