05/14/09 09-045

05/14/09 09-045

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May 14, 2009


Bay To Breakers Race Advisory Update

The San Francisco Police Department has prioritized enforcement responses during the Bay to Breaker race, to be held on Sunday, May 17. There will be sufficient officers deployed throughout the event. There will also be special enforcement police teams to respond to activities of a criminal nature or breaches of race policy.

Police transport wagons will be on hand to transport and detain those intoxicated in public and who are unable to care for themselves.

This year the following revised policies are in effect:

· There is ZERO tolerance for public drunkenness, public urination, kegs, glass bottles and floats will ONLY be allowed to enter at the start of the race.

· The San Francisco Police Department has coordinated with race organizers to remove kegs and bottles of alcohol from the race course.

· Wheeled objects and floats must be registered and start from the starting line behind all runners and walkers. No wheeled object or float will be permitted to join the race along the route. There is no corral for floats and they will not be allowed in the Polo Field.

· The organizers have provided for over 700 portable toilets along the race course, there will be no excuse for urinating in public and violators will be cited or arrested.

The Police Department urges all participants to exercise common sense to help ensure a safe and pleasant experience for participants, spectators and residents alike.

For more information, please contact:

Public Affairs Office


850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229
[email protected]