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San Francisco Events: Bay to Breakers, Chinese New Year & Escape from Alcatraz

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If you're looking for unique experiences and events, you'll find them when you visit this one-of-a-kind destination. The Bay Area hosts a dynamic array of sporting competitions, including the funny footrace Bay to Breakers and the arduous Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Attend the Chinese New Year Festival and Parade for a colorful celebration of culture and tradition. From holiday extravaganzas to special farmers markets, San Francisco events are truly something special.

Bay to Breakers

Costumes are encouraged at this funny footrace, a 7.5-mile course that starts near The Embarcadero and finishes near Ocean Beach. Over 100,000 athletes compete each year and the race culminates in a giant party by the Pacific Ocean.

Chinese New Year Festival & Parade

Every spring, Chinatown hosts this annual celebration of the Lunar New Year, a huge parade with over 100 participants including decorated floats, elaborate costumes, fireworks, lions, dragons and martial arts groups.

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

One of the most prestigious triathlons in the world, this competition features a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shoreline, an 18-mile bike ride through the Presidio and an eight-mile trail run through Golden Gate Park.
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