San Francisco Bay as seen from the Embarcadero about 6:30 in the morning.
The San Francisco Bay to Breakers is the best running race around because there are so many people that are not there to race. Of course there are quite a few amateur runners going for time, but there are also all the folks in costumes and the groups of friends who are just there to walk and chat. Not to mention the folks who are there to drink their way through the race :)
This year was the 100th running of the race and our 6th or 7th. It turns out that the race you have depends very much on when you start. If you start early and run, there is not much out of the ordinary. The later you start the more drinking, costumes, and non-costumes you see. We've done them all and the later race is more fun :)
The ocean breakers as seen from the end of the race on the Great Highway, late morning.