Despite cold and fog, the annual event of racing and revelry blew through the city yesterday, with colorful costumes and a cacophony of noise. While some joined in the fun, others fled town or took to social media to express their distaste for the event. Here are a few responses.
A few local residents were optimistic about this year's event:
welp my house didn't get peed on once today so I'm declaring this year's Bay to Breakers a success tbh— Dan Jackson (@DanJackson415) May 18, 2015
Well, #BaytoBreakers wasn't the out-and-out disaster I had anticipated. Saving the squirt guns for next year tho.— Margo Very Stern (@wordstern) May 17, 2015
While others were less enthused:
Not a good sign that I can hear shouting and the race course is 4 blocks away— Rusty Staples (@rusty_staples) May 17, 2015
I'm eating Bay to Breakers and it tastes like half-naked drunk people trying to find a place to use the bathroom— Karl the Fog (@KarlTheFog) May 17, 2015
Many local stores took advantage of the foot traffic to promote their wares and draw runners in:
TODAY! BAR OPENS AT 8AMBay 2 Breakers BashGet a front row seat at Madrone early then join us for the... http://t.co/kbfr0CeTf9— Madrone Art Bar (@madroneartbar) May 17, 2015
Others took a firmer stance against the partygoers:
Dude offered to pay $5 to use restroom at cafe. Lady said it was broken. She was lying. She is smart. #BaytoBreakers— Erin Allday (@erinallday) May 17, 2015
Regardless of people's opinions, by 2pm the hardworking folks at SF Public Works had completed the cleanup in record time, wrapping up yet another year of racing and debauchery:
If you stayed in the area, how was your Bay to Breakers experience this year? Let us know in the comments.