SOURCE: ING Bay to Breakers

April 16, 2007 18:31 ET

Grab Your Running Shoes -- It's That Time of Year Again!

The 96th Annual ING Bay to Breakers 12K Kicks Off Sunday, May 20 at 8:00 am

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- The 96th annual ING Bay to Breakers 12K is just around the corner. On May 20, 2007, runners and spectators embark on a weekend full of athleticism, musical events, food and fun! Television's Victoria Recaño leads the pack as Grand Marshall. For the first time ever, all registered participants receive a timing chip, the first in a series of five leading up to the 100th anniversary of the race. To register:

Race registrants are entered into a sweepstakes. Grand Prize -- an "all expense paid" trip to San Francisco! Visit Winner's announced May 7.

ING Bay to Breakers festivities begin Friday, May 18, with the two-day ING Greater Body Expo at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. On race day, Sunday, May 20, at 8 am at the intersection of Howard and Main Streets, runners enjoy live bands along the course and finish on the Great Highway at Ocean Beach.

Afterward ING Footstock Festival features alt-rock favorite Cracker, an awards ceremony and food at Golden Gate Park's Polo Fields -- free admission. Southwest Airlines sponsors its costume contest.

Also new -- ING Run for Something Better, a program challenging children to train for a 4-kilometer event culminating on May 17.

Back by popular demand -- battle of the sexes! ING Battle to Breakers pits the best women runners against the best men runners. Winner gets $25,000. ING Hayes Street Summit Award of $5,000 is given to first male and first female to "crest the peak" of the Hill.


From the first race in 1912, with 122 serious runners, to last year's race with 65,000 runners, walkers, movers and shakers, ING Bay to Breakers 12K has become one of the world's largest and best known footraces.

Media please note:

Press Room is live:

Photographs and b-roll of everything are available through Missy Cohan at

Media must obtain media credentials by emailing by May 7th. Credentials available at ING Bay to Breakers 12K press conference at 11:00 a.m. on May 18 at the Hyatt Regency Garden Room, or request a credential form in writing by Monday, May 7th.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Missy Cohan
    Landis Communications Inc. (LCI)
    Email Contact