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Keep on keeping on, Checker Marathon…
Uh, it’s just the 2013 Nike Half-Marathon, it’s not Armageddon, or even Deep Impact. Where’s the fire, minivan lady? I mean, nobody really cares about the Nike (excepting for the concomitant silver bling from Tiffany’s that Finishers so covet), but people will care if you run over a ped, right?
Also, Nevada plates?
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Now, Oregon plates, you know, from California’s Other Deadbeat Neighbor, from Nike’s Home State, well, I’d almost go for that.
In conclusion, I cry foul.
As seen on Post Street by Dave Golden:
Haven’t seen one of these in a long time:
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Run Wild for a Child 2011 went off without a hitch today in Golden Gate Park.
It’s sort of like the Bay to Breakers annual civic event, except Run Wild isn’t owned by some hung-up, Burnsian, “Christian Billionaire” what lives in Colorado and uses your B2B entry fee to fight the concept of evolution. (How refreshing.)
Anyway, today’s 5K race was 3053 vs. 1729 leading most of the way through. One of these guys won, you’d think.
Is this Fell? I can’t really tell:
Here’s Oak, anyway:
As you can see, this race swings both ways, with 5K and 10K runners facing each other at times:
All right, see you next year!
10K • 5K featuring Run Wild For A Child Costume Contest
Sunday, November 27, 2011 • 8:30 AM START
27th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Run
Golden Gate Park • San Francisco
KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Support San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program
Bring a new toy or two to donate to Bay Area Children in need
Run dressed as a toy in the “Run Wild Like A Child Costume Contest”
PRE-POST RACE EXPO
The entire event is staged from the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park, which is the outdoor plaza in the center of:
California Academy of Sciences
De Young Museum
Japanese Tea Garden
Start Check-In is at Music Concourse — see below for Start details.
‘RUN WILD LIKE A CHILD 5K’ COSTUME CONTEST
Run or Walk the 5K dressed as a favorite childhood toy to be eligible for the costume contest judging. Prizes will be awarded to the Top Ten Costumes selected by the Judges. Click to see some past year’s costumes!
CUSTOM MEDAL WITH EVENT LOGO TO 1ST – 10TH PLACE COSTUME WINNERS
1st Place: Luxury Weekend for Two at Hotel Carlton (good through Nov. 2012) and $150 Gift Certificate to Sports Basement
2nd Place: $200.00 Sports Basement Gift Certificate & FRS healthy Energy Gift Pack
3rd Place: $100.00 Sports Basement Gift Certificate & FRS healthy Energy Gift Pack
4th Place: $50.00 Sports Basement Gift Certificate & FRS healthy Energy Gift Pack
5th –10 Place: A Sports Basement Gift Certificate good for a pair of Brooks shoes.
All 5K Costume Contestants should report to the front of the starting line for initial judging from 8:00 AM – 8:20 AM.
Initial judging at the starting line from 8:15 – 8:30 AM
Semi-final judging – at the 5K finish line.
Final judging – at Bandshell Stage at 10:00 AM
POST RACE EXPO
After the race join us in the Music Concourse where you can ‘get down’ with live music provided by Pure Ecstasy while enjoying refreshments and the final costume judging on the main stage. Entrants can pick up their T-shirt and goodie bag, as well as visit sponsor booths for free samples and fitness information. The awards ceremony and Costume Parade & Judging will begin at approximately 10:00 AM at the Bandshell.
Pre-registered entrants may pick up their T-shirt with the full color logo in the Post-Race Expo area from 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM race morning or immediately following the race. Race Day entrants can pick up their shirt immediately following the race. The T-shirt Booth will be closed from 8:16 AM – 8:45 AM. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed.
The San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program is the city’s largest and the nation’s oldest program of its kind. Distributing over 200,000 toys to more than 40,000 disadvantaged children. Besides helping individual families in need, the Toy Program serves many community organizations, including shelters for abused women and children, inner-city schools, neighborhood groups, children’s cancer wards, and pediatric AIDS units. SFFF Toy Program also responds on a year round basis to displaced children who become victims of fires, floods and other such disasters. The SFFF Toy Program is dependent solely on donations.
BRING A TOY and/or MAKE A DONATION
The San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program will be onsite race day accepting donations of new unwrapped toys. Entrants are encouraged to bring a toy or two on race day to donate and/or to make a cash donation when you register. Any donation above your entry fee will be given to the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program and is a 100% tax deductible.
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20 hours of Harry for $24 – what a bargain!
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19
DAY 1 (ONLY $12 FOR 1 OR ALL 4 FILMS!):
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 12noon
Directed by Chris Columbus | 2001 | 152 min | DCP ‘Scope
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2:50
Directed by Chris Columbus | 2002 | 161 min | DCP ‘Scope
- 30 MINUTE INTERMISSION -
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 6:00
Directed by Alfonso Cuarón | 2004 | 142 min | DCP ‘Scope
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 8:35
Directed by Mike Newell | 2005 | 157 min | DCP ‘Scope
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20
DAY 2 (ONLY $12 FOR 1 OR ALL 4 FILMS!):
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 12noon
Directed by David Yates | 2007 | 138 min | DCP ‘Scope
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2:30
Directed by David Yates | 2009 | 153 min | DCP ‘Scope
- 30 MINUTE INTERMISSION -
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 5:30
Directed by David Yates | 2010 | 146 min | DCP ‘Scope
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 3D 8:10
Directed by David Yates | 2011 | 130 min | DCP ‘Scope
Poor Cindy Carcamo. All she wanted to do was to run our Nike Womens Marathon last year. Check it:
“Cindy Carcamo paid $115 to enter the half-marathon portion of last year’s Nike Women’s Marathon. After months of training hard, she flew to San Francisco to run the race, only to be kicked out 40 yards short of the finish line. Her mistake? Losing her bib the morning of the race. An Orange County Register reporter, Ms. Carcamo wrote an article called, ‘My half marathon comes to a bitter end.’”
How wude! Now let’s catch the action on the Great Highway near Ocean Beach:
“A brunette in gray popped up in front of me, crashing through that daydream.
“Where’s your bib number?” she asked.
“No bib! No bib! No bib!” she yelled out to others.
In a scene worthy of a “Seinfeld” episode, I was intercepted.
I repeated my argument about the chip and the number.
Still, they wouldn’t budge and they put their hands on my shoulders.
“I’ve trained months for this race. Please let me finish,” I pleaded.
No response. Instead, they physically pushed me off the course and past the railings, casting me out like a criminal.
No official time. No finisher’s medal. No warning.”
Cindy thought her back-up mini-bib would be good enough, but no dice. Here she was during happier times, stretching in Union Square pre-race:
Apparently, Nike doesn’t want to publicize how they fight biblesss “bandits” because that gives people the idea that it’s not really necessary to pay.
Thank goodness there’s no harsh penalty like that for the Bay to Breakers Civic Party and Fun Run, right? I mean, if a one-percenter like the Mayor doesn’t need a bib, then a nobody like you certainly shouldn’t need one either, right?
Plus your registration money would just go to a hateful billionaire in Colorado anyway.
All right, train hard.
Well, here it is: San Francisco from the perspective of runners:
Via Eric Fischer