Race Organizers & City Officials Stress Safety & Sobriety for Bay to Breakers
This year’s Zazzle Bay to Breakers Race on Sunday, May 20, marks the 101st running of one of the world’s best-loved sporting and celebratory events. More than ever, City officials and race organizers are serious about keeping the race free from alcohol abuse and nuisance behavior.
“Bay to Breakers has always been a blast for everyone,” said San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. “Last year was no different, with the singular exception of no alcohol allowed. In some years past, because alcohol was allowed, there was a negative impact of our neighborhoods and we don't want to see that repeated. That said, we hope that everyone will come and have a great time again, absent any alcohol.”
To emphasize the point, a special campaign website is active at www.baytobreakers100.com with public transit information, rules and regulations, video PSAs and links to social media sites stressing this year’s campaign.
“This year, will be my first Bay to Breakers as Supervisor for District 5 and I couldn't be more excited to be a part of it and share this great event with our community,” said District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague. “Coming off of the successes of last year, I am confident that this race will only continue to improve as it enters into its second century here in the Bay Area. Last year, we saw a very different Bay to Breakers than in year’s prior. The new rules implemented by race organizers clearly made a difference and the sold out race was said to be a success by city officials, neighborhoods, media, and the organizers themselves. We expect the same result of our participants this year.”
““Last year’s running of the centennial race was a wonderful success,” said Race Director of the Bay to Breakers, Angela Fang. “We urge registrants and spectators to come out this year, and to remember the first rule: to have a great time, and remember to preserve our race, the neighborhoods, and our beautiful City. We look forward to seeing everyone on race day having a fun and safe time.”
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