It seems as though cracking down on the greatest annual celebrations nationwide is becoming contagious. San Francisco's Bay to Breakers is a 12K running race, the likes of which is unchallenged in terms of its social atmosphere. Although many runners treat the B to B as a competitve race which begs their best time, many do not.
Jet set participants fly in from across the country, wearing the craziest costumes imaginable, for an early morning Mardi Gras of sorts. It has never been out of the norm to see kegs being pushed in shopping carts while "runners" do their best to turn the 12K distance into the slowest possible race on planet earth. The atmosphere is similar to a rock n roll circus.
This year, however, will be a different Bay to Breakers. Nudity (which was never uncommon) and open containers have been banned. Will these new restrictions effect the always jovial crowd....I'm headed to San Fran on Thursday and will let you know!