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2022 Bay to Breakers Race Was a Big Celebration of Car-Free JFK Drive

It was also an endeavor some people chose to take sans footwear

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It was also an endeavor some people chose to take sans footwear

The 2022 Bay to Breakers Race Was a Massive Celebration of Car-Free JFK Drive

Much like consensual group sex, running brings me an immeasurable amount of joy. It’s melodic in its tedium — to put one foot in front of the other in repetition until either a distance is met or the body gives out. It’s also quite biologically straightforward; as a species, we’re as evolutionary adept at running as we are privy to constructing tools.

Bay to Breakers this year, which was the first IRL iteration half of the iconic SF raise since the pandemic began in March of 2020, was an exercise in just that: giving into pleasure at your own pace.

Yes, there’s a “Straight Pride” tinge to it all… that I don’t wholly care for. Sure, the moral compasses of its fiscal sponsors don’t, say, point in the same direction as most race-goers. The traffic delays and displays of outright drunkenness are odious.

But it’s San Francisco’s equivalent of Mardi Gras. Read more

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