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ING Bay to Breakers 12k - 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009   8:00 AM
Howard Street @ Beale Street 300 Howard Street
San Francisco , CA

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Brief Description:

ING Bay to Breakers 12K was recently named by ESPN one of the 101 things every sports fan must do before they die. Founded in 1912, it is one of the oldest road races in the United States and is renowned for its truly unique and irreverent character. World-class athletes share this course with runners, walkers and some of the most outrageously costumed participants from around the globe. 2009 will be the 98th consecutive running of this historic event.

Fees:

EARLY (thru April 30)
Adults $44, Kids $39
STANDARD (May 1 - May 13)
Adults $48, Kids $44

Online Reg. Closes:

May 13, 2009 12:01 AM Pacific Time

Running Club Challenge:

$39.00 through April 30
$43.00 through May 12

Registration details:

Registration fee includes Ipico tag timing, with the third in a series of five custom-designed collectable souvenir tags leading up to the 100-year anniversary of the race and celebrating historic landmarks along the course. Registration also includes a participant T-shirt & entrance to ING Footstock (the post race concert & festival in Golden Gate Park). Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and are not tax-deductible.

Restrictions:

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, race organizers and the San Francisco Police Department will enforce City ordinances regarding alcohol. Kegs and glass bottles will be removed from the racecourse. Anyone publicly drinking or displaying public drunkenness on or along the racecourse will be subject to fines and prosecution. Additionally no grocery carts, pets, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles, headphones, or plastic bags for warm-ups are allowed on the course.

Floats:

Participants with floats must be registered and assemble in designated areas at the Startline. Floats or wheeled objects may not be used to transport or store alcohol. Floats may not be motorized will not be admitted onto the racecourse at any other point but the starting line.

Race Packets and Mailing Option:

There is no packet pick-up or registration on race day. Race Packets contain your timing chip, race bib and instructions. Participants who register prior to May 1st may opt to have their race packet mailed to them for an additional fee of $9.99. Participants who register on or after May 1st must pick up their Race packets prior to race day at the ING Greater Body Expo; located at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, San Francisco.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up:

There is no packet pick-up or registration on race day.

Finish Line closes @ Noon; Course diverted @ 11:30:

IMPORTANT: The finish line closes promptly at Noon so that we may open the Great Highway per the requirements of our street closure permit. The course will be diverted to ING Footstock (at Spreckels Lake) beginning at 11:30 AM. Runners who do not reach Spreckels Lake by 11:30 AM will not have an opportunity to cross the finish line.

Seeded Divisions:

Registration for seeded divisions is not available online. Go to the Seeded Divisions page on our website for information on how to register.

Distance:

12K (7.46 miles) USATF Certified

Course:

Mostly flat, with steep hill at 2.5 mile mark; gradual downhill through Golden Gate Park.

Course Records:

Men, 1993, Ismael Kirui (Kenya), 33:42; Women, 2005, Asmae Leghzaoui (Morocco), 38:22

World Best:

Asmae Leghzaoui (Morocco) - 38:22 - 2005 Women's Finisher
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