Boozy Bay To Breakers Attempts Dry Run For Centennial
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers footrace will mark its 100th year of costumed chaos Sunday, and organizers are hoping a new zero-tolerance alcohol policy will help usher in a more responsible, sponsor-friendly era.
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But many participants plan a different kind of birthday celebration.
A detailed Bay to Breakers Booze Map provides directions to liquor stores that will open in time for the 7 a.m. race, while a Berkeley brewery is setting up nine “pit stops” at bars along the 7.5-mile route from the San Francisco Bay to the ocean.
Organizers and city officials say the crackdown — including police checkpoints and “sobering tents” — helps ensure public safety.
Despite the stepped-up security, however, many predict the tens of thousands of expected revelers will find a way to continue the party.
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