SAN FRANCISCO, May 14 (UPI) -- Organizers of Sunday's annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco say it's all right to run nude, but don't do it drunk.
Sunday's race is the 100th year for the event and organizers said they are serious about banning inebriated and unregistered runners, as well as any wheeled objects. The race has become known as a moving party, with runners drinking their alcoholic beverage of choice.
"Drinking alcohol on the racecourse while running is the foundation of this race's popularity," Joe Kukura, a freelance marketing writer said in a Wall Street Journal report Saturday. "I am going to uphold the tradition."
An organization called Citizens for the Preservation of Bay2Breakers blamed the "fun police" for trying to end their carnival.
"This is about the right to have fun in your own city," said Ed Sharpless, a 38-year-old tech entrepreneur. "Our goal is to get as many people as we can out there enjoying themselves in any way they feel is appropriate."
This year's race is sponsored by AEG, a subsidiary of Anschutz Co. The 7.5-mile race starts in San Francisco and runs to the breakers on the Pacific Ocean.