Bay To Breakers Registration Opens Today -- No Booze, No Floats

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No! No! No!
Hey people, why keep complaining about last year's puritanical Bay to Breakers race when you could sign up for this year's race -- now?

Zazzle announced today that registration for the 101st footrace is now open online, costing as much as $89.50. This year's race  -- scheduled for May 20 --  will, again, have a zero-tolerance policy for both floats and booze (in theory). You'll recall that this unpopular rule was established last year after too many races in year's past turned into a beer-loaded bacchanalia -- which put the event in jeopardy of ending permanently.

Zazzle says there will be checkpoints along the route where officials will scour for any contraband and weed out those free-loaders who never registered and paid to participate in the event (that includes you, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom).

This year, the race will enhance its charity component as a token of "appreciation" for the "community's support" in last year's race, according to a press release sent our today. (Note: Charity is a good public relations tactic to help buffer Zazzle from the wrath of neighbors who lament the drunken dudes in bacon costumes pissing in their front yard.)

Runners -- or ever-so-slow, glaze-eyed walkers -- can participate on behalf of selected charities, including the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and CancerCare. 

It's all on the website. So take a training walk home from the bar this weekend, stretch your limbs on stool, and prep your costume -- or lack thereof. Let the Bay to Breakers pre-party games begin. 

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