Mayor Ed Lee Thursday declared this year’s Bay to Breakers a “success,” citing more collaboration with neighborhoods affected by the race, a greater emphasis on public safety and less required cleanup.
“The City and race organizers have worked hard to make sure that this uniquely San Francisco celebration was a fun and safe race, ensuring that the Bay to Breakers tradition will be here for years to come,” Lee said in a statement.
Police Chief Greg Suhr said that city officials, event organizers and community groups “took painstaking steps to make sure issues that had been problems in the past were addressed.”
Sunday marked the 100th running of the race, which this year included a ban on floats and alcohol consumption.
Though there was plenty of drinking to be seen during the race, the mayor’s office said police reported fewer calls for service than in prior years.
According to the Police Department, 17 people were arrested for public intoxication, three for assault, two for burglary and three for auto burglary, during the event.
In all, 25,300 pounds of trash were removed after this year’s race, compared with 37,900 pounds last year, according to the mayor’s office.