ING Bay to Breakers, San Francisco Police Announce New Safety Measures and Alcohol Policy for 2009 Race
ING Bay to Breakers 12K Implements New Policies to Promote Race Enjoyment and Ensure Safety of Race Participants and Cleanliness of Race Course Neighborhoods
“We have listened closely to concerns from race participants, residents along the race course, and civic leaders. In response to safety, logistical and trash issues, we are instituting new policies in cooperation with the
“The ING Bay to Breakers is about promoting community, physical fitness, and giving athletes and fitness enthusiasts the chance to compete in and enjoy one of the most exhilarating and scenic footraces in the world. We’re still focused on the fun, vitality and unique culture of the race–we’re just removing the alcohol and the hazards. We feel that these changes will enhance the race experience for all involved,” Fang added.
The following changes have been made to the 98th ING Bay to Breakers, as well as future races:
- Zero tolerance policy on alcohol. Anyone openly drinking alcohol or displaying public drunkenness will be subject to fines and prosecution.
- All wheeled objects and floats are prohibited. Inappropriate equipment on the streets is dangerous and can prevent runners and walkers from completing the race in a timely manner.
- Leave no footprint. Additional dumpsters will be placed along the course for trash.
“We are all working together to enforce these new zero tolerance policies,” said
“The North Panhandle Neighborhood Association is supportive of the ING Bay to Breakers race instituting a zero tolerance policy for alcohol possession and public drinking. We want to see the race get back to its roots and focus on the sport of running, the celebration of
Fang called the ING Bay to Breakers race “a celebration of the unique spirit of
In further support of the community, ING Bay to Breakers pays the
The race draws approximately 65,000 participants and 100,000 spectators to
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Now in its 98th year, the ING Bay to Breakers 12K is one of the world’s largest and oldest footraces, held annually in
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ING Bay to Breakers 12K 2009 Sponsors
ING Bay to Breakers 12K 2009 sponsors include title sponsor ING,
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