Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Your Bay to Breakers Discount Code

I was recently contacted by a rep from the Bay to Breakers 12K asking if I would help promote their race. If there was ever a race that Half-Fast would support and promote then the Bay to Breakers 12K is it. It embodies everything that Half-Fast is about and if you haven’t heard about this race previously then you need to start boning up. According to the e-mail the Bay to Breakers, now in its 98th year, is one of the world’s largest and oldest footraces, which begs the question of why they wanted my help in promoting it.

Nevertheless they told me that they wanted me to offer a 5% discount to readers of Half-Fast. However, since I assumed that I wouldn’t be the only blog making this offer and since I wanted to be better than all the other blogs making such an offer I used a combination of charm, smooth talk and my awesomely superior negotiating skills to get you a bigger discount, which is why if you use the Half-Fast discount code below you can get a 5% discount. I like to think that it’s a 5.00001% discount that rounds down to 5% despite the emphatic “no” I received when I floated the idea.

The Bay to Breakers 12K race, like much of San Francisco, is full of wacky traditions. One example being the “salmon” group, who don fish-like hats and run upstream from the finish to the start. Many other racers also dress in costumes ranging from comical to nothing but body paint. (By the way, where are we on getting the guy that invented body paint a Nobel Prize? He totally deserves it.) One guy even ran it last year dressed like this. (That link is safe for work, but not safe for lunchtime viewing.) Before you go Googling images from the Bay to Breakers from previous years you’re going to want to make sure that your safe search is turned on because if you don’t you’re going to get a visit from your IT guy and maybe from corporate security. Trust me it’s not easy to explain why you were viewing pictures of hoo hoos and people dressed as hoo hoos.

So, if you’re interested in participating in this block party of a race and you want a 5% discount then follow the steps outlined below.

  • Visit for details about the race
  • Register online by midnight on April 30th, 2009 to receive the early registration price with an additional 5% discount
  • Enter this coupon code 5HALFFAST09 (case sensitive) and click ‘redeem’ before completing your registration
  • This offer is limited to the first 100 registrants, so make sure to register as soon as possible!

Using the Half-Fast code above is critical to them being able to track how many registrants found them via this blog, which will allow them to see how big a mistake it was to ask me to help promote it.


  1. Let's see if we combine your coupon code with everyone else's offering, after 20, the race will be free! Right?!

    Either way, the $2 savings more than makes up for the $600 flight to California.

  2. Vanilla, you totally need to sign up for this race and run it wearing the bronze Princess Leia bikini. Come on! You know you want to. :)

  3. Hey! I already called out the salmon group in my post! Boo.

  4. that guy is my hero, and my uncle I think...

  5. Ooh, combining dressing like a whore with running. My two favorite past times!

  6. You're such a good guy to promote something when you get nothing out of it, except the opportunity to google and ogle (nice word combo, no?) previous participants and their what-have-yous. But that may be enough for you.

  7. Thanks, again, for nothing.

  8. "One guy even ran it last year dressed like this. (That link is safe for work, but not safe for lunchtime viewing.)"

    I can now say that I've seen everything there is to see, and mind you, it is not with pride that I say that.


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