Bay to Breakers!

Bay to Breakers 2013

Grease inspired?

toast cats bay to breakers

toast cats? Cute!

monkeys with cymbals

Monkeys with cymbals

Superman team bay to breakers

Superman team

b2b crowds

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

b2b smurfs

Smurfs

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Bay to Breakers 2013

Elvis and the Banana

Bay to Breakers 2013

People actually running

adult baby costume, B2b

And my favorite…

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6 thoughts on “Bay to Breakers!

      • I’m a pastor of a church (rockvalleybiblechurch.org) and am writing a book filled with 101 short spiritual lessons learned from life. It’s the overflow of my blog that I kept for a little over a year: http://enjoyinghisgrace.wordpress.com/. Anyway, here is the entry that would go along with your picture. I’ll send you a book if you like.

        LAY ASIDE EVERY ENCUMBRANCE

        Bay to Breakers is a bizarre race that takes place every year in San Francisco on the third Sunday of May. It is a USA Track & Field Certified 12K race, complete with prize funds—$30,000 to the winner! It is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world, having been held every year for more than 100 years. The name comes from the fact that it starts at the San Francisco Bay (i.e. Bay) and runs across the peninsula to the shore-line of the ocean (i.e. Breakers). It is outrageously popular, with more than 100,000 people running the race some years. However, none of these things make it bizarre. What makes it bizarre is that many runners wear costumes in the race. The most famous costume is a pink gorilla named Ape Hashbury, who runs a pretty good race. The costumes often inhibit running, so many end up walking. Bay to Breakers is more like a big excuse for a party than a true race.

        I cannot help but think of Hebrews 12:1, which tells us to “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Are you laying aside every encumbrance and running to win? (1 Corinthians 9:24). Or are you merely around for the party?

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