Where can you find a pregnant Princess Leia, escapees from Alcatraz, 100 beer bottles on the wall and more crazy sights? Where else but the 100th Annual Bay to Breakers 12k fun run in San Francisco on May 15, 2011.
Star Wars costumes at Bay to Breakers Centennial celebrations
People of all ages, ethnicity and background come together for a chance to dress up in creative and original ways and run, walk or drunkenly stagger the 7.46 miles from San Francisco's Embarcadero to the Pacific Ocean traveling through the Golden Gate Park.
It's my second year in attendance and it's always a sight to behold.
This year to get in the party spirit I donned a Wonder Woman costume not to feel out of place like last year when I'd run in regular running clothes.
Jason in Hollywood as Wonder Woman
I have to say it's not that comfortable to run in a costume, but at least I've ticked another thing off my Bucket List - Lynda Carter eat your heart out.
And just when you thought you'd seen it all, something else comes along to make you laugh or capture your imagination.
Porta Party costume
Then there's always some highly topical and prepared to push their costume to the limits, like this patriotic Osama Bin Laden impersonator.
Apparently after complaints from some local residents about some Bay to Breaker participants vomiting and urinating in the streets and general unruly behaviour, alcohol and parade floats were banned from the Centennial celebrations.
Obviously that didn't stop everyone and spirits were still very high and there was a great party atmosphere regardless.
Wizard of Oz themed costumes
I think people were actually relieved that the forecast thunderstorms had kept at bay and that it was a beautiful morning to enjoy the streets of San Francisco (no matter how hilly).
I was actually running towards the front of the 50,000+ participants so I didn't see all of the creations and apparently a lot of them didn't cross the start line until I'd finished the race, but luckily I had my partner in crime to take lots of photos for me to share with you all.
Let me know if you ran and how you did, or if you see yourself in any of these race day pictures.
The 100th anniversary of this fun run is a huge milestone, so I wonder what Bay to Breakers will be like next year (and whether I'll attend).
If you like this photos be sure to check out the fun costumes and floats from the 99th Bay to Breakers in 2010.
The next run for me will be my second Disneyland Half Marathon in Anaheim in September, where there will be costumed characters of a different nature, but no less fun.
I'd better put my running shoes on, as 13.1 miles is ever so slightly harder than 7.46 miles...