Two normal-looking people with an unusual pair of costumes.  And a giraffe.

Two normal-looking people with an unusual pair of costumes. And a giraffe. And some other animal.

The Bay to Breakers Race on Sunday, May 17 was the 104th running of a zany San Francisco tradition. Tens of thousands of runners, walkers and just plain partiers completed all or some of the 7.46 mile course from the foot of Howard Street at San Francisco Bay to the race’s end at the breakers of the Pacific Ocean. In recent years the SFPD has cracked down on alcohol, nudity and street parties along the route, but there was still plenty of all three. My favorite was a three-generation family of joggers, all but the little grandson (holding Grandpa’s hand) naked except for running shoes. A woman next to me on the sidewalk explained that she was from a small town in Georgia and “we don’t have anything like this out there.”




About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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