“There is nothing that says you have to be shitfaced drunk to have a good time,” race spokesman tells SF Weekly.
Bay to Breakers spokesman Sam Singer moments ago fired off a sobering press release: Next year's race, the 100th, will take place on May 15th — and no alcohol of any kind will be tolerated.
“The illegal and dangerous abuse of alcohol must stop
if the race is to continue as a fun and safe event that can be enjoyed by
everyone–runners, walkers, families, children, neighbors and the City as
a whole,” the release quoted race general manager Angela Fang as saying.
Also gone: floats, “Which have to an unacceptable extent
become alcohol delivery vehicles and magnets for unacceptable behavior.”