Always held on the third Sunday of every May, the ING Bay to Breakers 12K festivities takes over San Francisco… and I’d like to inform you that the Golden Gate Park is right in the middle of the action. Mark your calendars for this weekend – where you can indulge in running, food, music, and other entertainment –fit for all ages.

It all begins with the free-to-the-public ING Greater Body Expo on Friday (May 16th – 11am to 7pm and May 17th – 9am to 7pm) on 99 Grove Street. This health and fitness event is the perfect chance to jumpstart a new outlook on life.

The celebration then continues on Sunday (May 18th), where the highly anticipated USA Track and Field Certified 12K race starts at Howard and Beale (8am – 11:30am). Don’t forget that you have to register in order to fully participate.

After the sweat has settled following your run or encouraging cheering – it’s time for some more, as you dance the afternoon away at ING Footstock (held at the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park). This event will have you tapping your toes and enjoying the energetic surroundings from 9:30am to 2pm. “The Last Goodnight” and “The Crazies Will Destroy You” will provide the musical entertainment, which is free and open to the public.

Held at the Polo Field during ING Footstock – the Southwest Airlines Costume Contest brings out a multitude of creative minds dwelling in San Francisco, who come compete for recognition, airline tickets, and other prizes. Judging hours are from 10am to 11:30am.