New Rules Target Bay To Breakers Rowdiness

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Organizers of San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers race say starting next year people who have not registered will be escorted off the course by police and private security.

Race spokesman Sam Singer says the number of people who can register for the race will also be capped at 50,000. The new rules were finalized Thursday after organizers met with the Mayor’s Office, neighborhood groups and police.

More than 20,000 people finish the annual 12K race from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean, but some 70,000 others attend the notoriously bawdy event that features wild costumes.

Floats and alcohol have also been banned from the event next year amid complaints from residents along the course of drunken racers and public urination.

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  1. Gerry P says:

    Good luck in even trying to enforce these rules. They will be fights, scuffles and many small riots.

  2. james says:

    Let’s see if we can make the bay area as boring as possible, straitlaced, by the book, and following all the rules.

    1. kathy says:

      If people were peeing on your front yard, front steps or car you just might feel a bit differently.

  3. Paul says:

    Just get drunk and defecate at your own home and let the race go on without you.

  4. null says:

    more pay to play, This is terrible! It is also the beginning of the end of Bay to Breakers…
    And it will cost more because they will have to pay for enforcing this and the drinking restriction policy for BTB

  5. David says:

    If people quit being A holes and stopped pissing in people yards then maybe things would be better.

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