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Dry Run: Bay to Breakers to Go Boozeless

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    Dry Run: Bay to Breakers to Go Boozeless
    Josh Keppel
    Some Bud Light swilling cops climb Hayes Hill for the 98th running of Bay to Breakers in 90+ degree heat in San Francisco on Sunday May 17, 2009.

    San Francisco's famous Bay to Breakers race will be boozeless.

    Race organizers plan to announce the news today that no alcoholic beverages will be allowed during the 100th running of the race next May 15.

    The 7.46-mile run has become famous for contestants in wacky costumes -- or no costumes at all -- and racers who become drunk and urinate on residents' lawns.

    Organizers say more than 30 participants had to be taken to hospitals after this year's race -- most of them for alcohol-related problems.

    Race Executive Director Angela Fang says keg floats are banned and drinkers will be arrested, cited and fined.

    The ban follows an announcement that insurance giant ING is pulling out after five years as the race's chief sponsor.