The way you can tell that Anschutz ING really, really, really, really, really wants you to register for Bay to Breakers 2009 is to count how many circulars show up in your mailbox on just one day. You know, those glossy ones that hammer you about the registration deadline extension? Take a look, below.
That’s right, you can get the “early discount” all the way ’til the end of the month, April 30th. Hooray!
You’d think that one flyer for each address they’re targetting would be the maximum, but you’d be wrong. The letter carrier must have been delighted to place five identical ads into my mailbox one recent morn:
More, more, I say! Hang those who talk of less.
(Is this how they do things in tiny burgs of Colorado, like Pine, CO for example? The World Wonders… That’s right - I can see you, Smithers. Say “hi” to Phil!)
And now, let’s get a B2B update from Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi:
Bay to Breakers Update
“On Monday April 6th, the Board of Supervisors City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee held a hearing to review plans for the Bay to Breakers race. We were pleased to hear that the race sponsors have added a number of additional portable toilets in response to pressure from our office.
However, we were disappointed that they have not implemented a number of our other suggestions, including:
- Providing portable toilets on Hayes between Octavia and Steiner
- Providing toilets on Divisadero and increasing the number of toilets on Fell
- Using large capacity, six-man urinal portable toilets.
- Creating an alternate registration system for non-serious racers to generate more revenue to cover additional costs.
- Creating an event at Speedway Meadow to draw the crowds out of the Panhandle and Alamo Square areas into Golden Gate Park. This would lessen the impact on the neighborhood, and create a centralized location for trash pickup and Muni service to get people home after the event.
Community groups are exploring the possibility of creating their own event at Speedway Meadow, and we plan to work with them to see if this is feasible.
Details on the rules for the race can be found on baytobreakers.com. Floats will be allowed if they start at the beginning of the race in a designated area. No kegs or glass bottles will be allowed.”
See you there!