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99th Bay to Breakers by the Numbers

ING Bay to Breakers 12K by the Numbers
Bay Area to celebrate 99th edition on Sunday, May 16,
2010

Courtesy of Running USA

The 99th running of the iconic, wacky ING Bay to Breakers
12K
is set for Sunday, May 16, 2010. Below are some fun facts about the
upcoming San Francisco Spring tradition.

* 2.2 million – estimated number of participants that the
race has had in its 98-year history
* 2,250,000 – average number of page
views the race website www.INGbaytobreakers.com gets in a
year
* 472,440.945 – inches in the 7.46 mile (12 kilometer) course
*
$348,295.61 – dollars raised for race beneficiaries since 2003
* 96,629 –
liters of water (25,529 gallons) distributed at water stations (enough to
“power” a slip-n-slide for 51.1 hours)
* 90,000 – number of recyclable water
cups used per race (almost 6 miles of cups if placed end-to-end)
* 80,000 –
number of spectators, volunteers and staff who join the participants along the
course on race day
* 80,000 – number of safety pins handed out at Expo in
2009
* 78,769 – number of registered runners who participated in 1986, the
year the Bay to Breakers made the Guinness Book of World Records with
110,000 total participants
* 38,600 – pounds of waste (19.3 tons) left behind
by the participants and disposed of by DPW in 2009
* 32,000 – number of
registered participants in 2009
* 30,000 – number of people who come to Expo
over two days in 2009
* 26,557 – number of people who registered online
(versus using a paper form) in 2009; 83% of overall registrants
* 20,000 –
number of biodegradable goodie bags handed out in 2009
* 16,000 – feet of
barricade (more than 3 miles) line portions of the course
* 13,966 – number
of people who used the MUNI special event shuttle service in 2009
* 15,000 –
number of people who picked up their shirts at Expo before the race in 2000
*
2,000 – number of volunteers who help out on race weekend
* 2,000 – number of
seventh graders who participated in the 2009 ING Run for Something Better
program
(up 25% from 2008)
* 705 – number of portable toilets installed
along the course and at the finish line (up from 537 in 2008)
* 300 – number
of media credentials issued to the press in 2009
* 250 – number of Red Cross
staff and volunteers stationed at first aid tents
* 98 – number of times the
race has been run since 1912 (that’s every year since 1912)
* 49 – number of
states (including Washington, DC and American Samoa) represented at the 2009
race
* 42 – number of consecutive years Harry Cordellos, a blind
participant, has run the race; and he swears he can point out every pothole
along the course
* 29 – number of countries represented at the 2009 race
*
25 – number of registrants in the 1963 race
* 17 – Number of San Francisco
neighborhoods the course touches (the race requires permitting on city, state
and Federal lands)
* 6 – Number of days it takes to set-up, stage and
completely remove ING Footstock in Golden Gate Park
* 1 – Number of
days a year San Francisco comes together to run across town and show its many
shapes, sizes and colors; always the third Sunday in May

To register for the 99th race edition, go to: www.INGbaytobreakers.com

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