A day later and the glow of Bay to Breakers is still warm in the memory of Zazzlers and San Franciscans alike. But what was it all about? What made this year so special for the hundreds of thousands of people around the world? For Zazzle, our first year as the title sponsor of Bay to Breakers was about sharing our wackiness and creativity with San Francisco’s wackiness and creativity for a weeklong celebration that culminated with the running of the 100th Zazzle Bay to Breakers. For those who didn’t get to see the events in person, read on and learn the glory of Bay to Breakers. For those who attended, read on for a quick trip down short-term memory lane.
ZOMG consisted of San Francisco night and day events each day of race week. From 20s Night on Monday at venues like Matrix Fillmore to Future Night at Public SF, it was our way of saying, “let’s celebrate 100 years!” The parties were a great way for Bay Area fans of the race to come together and have a good time before the race (maybe some even shared costume ideas?) and after the race. Thanks to all the featured venues that participated in ZOMG. A few choice shots from the nights are below but many more are on our Facebook page.
Greater Body Expo
The Greater Body Expo was a chance for people to meet Zazzle staffers and get their hands on exclusive Zazzle Bay to Breakers merchandise while hanging out in the Zazzle lounge/store. For two days, the store was PACKED with fans buying gear and making custom iPhone 4 cases onsite. Some great pictures below but there are many more on our Facebook page.
Sunday, The 100th Zazzle Bay to Breakers
The actual running of the 100th Zazzle Bay to Breakers was a sea of people. Some ran with serious gear (including official Bay to Breakers Nike gear from Zazzle), many ran in clever costumes, and a few ran in birthday suits. It was a 12K celebration of creativity. Along the way intrepid Zazzlers encouraged people to do the right thing and use the port-o-potties by giving out insanely popular Potty Hero wristbands. Thousands of people became Potty Heroes and a new San Francisco tradition was born. At the end of the race, Zazzle Footstock was the place to see amazing bands (Geographer, Loquat, Boca de Rio, and Teatro ZinZanni), get BLASTED by the Zazzle t-shirt cannon, or enter the costume contest. Footstock was the perfect close to a beautiful sunny day in San Francisco and 100 years of Bay Area tradition. Check out the pictures below and of course we’ve added many more to Facebook.
Thank you San Francisco for making this year so great! We look forward to running the 2012 Zazzle Bay to Breakers with everyone next year! Be sure to commemorate this year in style with Zazzle Bay to Breakers gear in the official online Bay to Breakers store!