It may not be a house, and it may not offer the services of Dr. Drew Pinsky, but Bay to Breakers organizers are hoping that their recently announced “sober tents” for drunken participants will solve the race’s boozier problems. Sober tents come with workers who can help you find a ride home, or give you juice (as SFist notes, the juice is free!) and water to help the sobering process.
As B2B celebrates 100 years of running fun, it’s gotten a bit wiser and is trying to shed its irresponsible lifestyle. Last year’s race boasted 26 ambulance trips, 30 tons of trash, hundreds of reports of public urination and defection, and a few home invasions, as well. This year, however, the race will try valiantly to maintain sobriety, as there will be a zero tolerance policy for alcohol.
Local group Citizens for the Preservation of Bay to Breakers strongly oppose the policy and ensuing sober tents, with co-chairman Conor Johnston saying, “They are putting forward every effort they can to make this into an ordinary 12K footrace. They have no respect for the culture of San Francisco.”
And really, who competes in B2B for running glory and expedience anyway?