Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More costumes and craziness at Bay to Breakers 2010...

Yesterday I highlighted my own personal adventures at the 99th Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco, so today here is another great selection of images featuring the costumes, floats, characters and craziness from the fun-filled morning of Sunday May 16, 2010.
Muppets at Bay to Breakers 2010
Even though I'd seen photos of previous years, nothing quite prepared me for all the happy hordes of runners and spectators.
On shoulders at Bay to Breakers 2010
What was great about the event was that there were people of all ages there, young and old having a ball.
Pink Ladies Bay to Breakers 2010
Green wigs Bay to Breakers 2010
Orange tutus Bay to Breakers 2010
Outfits ranged from groups with the same t-shirts, wigs or headgear to more familiar costumes like Captain America, Fred Flintstone, Beetlejuice, Santa Claus or even Beaker from the Muppets.
Captain America Bay to Breakers 2010
Fred Flintstone Bay to Breakers 2010
Beetlejuice Bay to Breakers 2010
Santas Bay to Breakers 2010Beaker costume Bay to Breakers 2010
Other creations included walking Rubik's Cubes, a papier-mache Pinata, a box of Crayons, Super Mario Karts and lots of fruity folk, from bunches of grapes to families of bananas.
Rubik's cubes Bay to Breakers 2010Mexican Pinata Bay to Breakers 2010Crayola costume Bay to Breakers 2010
Mario Karts Bay to Breakers 2010
Fruit costumes Bay to Breakers 2010
Banana family Bay to Breakers 2010
I really admire anyone who actually ran in a costume (and made it to the finish line).
Ketchup and mustard Bay to Breakers 2010
Umbrellas Bay to Breakers 2010
Dalmatians Bay to Breakers 2010
At the seven mile mark I ran past a Roman Centurion with full armour, complete with shield and spear, which couldn't have been comfortable to run in.
Buff boy birds Bay to Breakers 2010
Swimsuit fun Bay to Breakers 2010
Batman jock Bay to Breakers 2010
For some obviously it was just an excuse to get undressed and have some fun.
Starfish costume Bay to Breakers 2010
Inflatable bull Bay to Breakers 2010
Sheriff costumes Bay to Breakers 2010
Pool inflatables Bay to Breakers 2010
Bay to Breakers Mimes 2010
In addition to the colourful costumes, there were also some really inventive race floats, from Cool Runnings bobsleds to Maimi Vice boats, Baywatch lifeguard huts to army tanks, Viking and Pirate ships and more.
Cool Runnings float Bay to Breakers 2010
Miami Vice boat Bay to Breakers 2010
Tank float Bay to Breakers 2010
Viking float Bay to Breakers 2010
Pirates float Bay to Breakers 2010
Duck float Bay to Breakers 2010Trousers float Bay to Breakers 2010
Baywatch float Bay to Breakers 2010Obama float Bay to Breakers 2010
Confederates float Bay to Breakers 2010Hot Tub float Bay to Breakers 2010
There were also lots of variations upon the Bay to Breakers theme, like 'Bay to Bunnies' and 'Bull 2 Breakers', to name just two examples.
Pink Bunny Bay to Breakers 2010
Bull float Bay to Breakers 2010
Again if anyone recognises themselves in a photo do post a comment and let me know how you got on.
Hawaiian costume Bay to Breakers 2010Colourful wigs Bay to Breakers 2010Mexican costumes Bay to Breakers 2010
This was my first Bay to Breakers and I'm sure it certainly won't be my last now that I now the score.
Astronauts Bay to Breakers 2010
Bird costumes Bay to Breakers 2010
Disney Dwarves Bay to Breakers 2010
I promise the next time I run it will be in costume, whether it be an astronaut, bird, dwarf, chef, superhero or some other suitable creation.
Bay to Breakers chefs 2010
Incredibles costumes Bay to Breakers 2010
The countdown begins for the 100th Annual Bay to Breakers. If you thought this year looked wild, you can imagine the frivolity planned for next year's centennial celebrations...

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