Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Race Day is Approaching!

...This Saturday! Come out and race while supporting a great cause. The Food Bank needs more help than ever this year, and we've got a huge prize bank to reward your efforts. Here are some reminders:

The race starts at the Bow & Arrow Sculpture on the Embarcadero at High Noon. You'll need to register first (free). You will need $15-$30 to cover the cost of the food you will purchase during the race. While there are quite a few spoke cards, we only did a limited run this year, so come early to make sure you get one. After registration, we will announce the rules and the race will start.

The after party will be at Sports Basement at 15th & Bryant St., in the Grotto area. There will be snacks, two kegs, and music. Sports Basement will also be offering a 15% discount on goods, with 5% of the proceeds going to the San Francisco Food Bank. The Food Bank can turn every $1 into $9 worth of food. Take advantage of the discount and do some early Christmas shopping, get some needed items, also while contributing to our cause.

Here are the rules:
The manifests will list specific food items that you must buy at designated stores. However, the manifest will also provide a list of acceptable substitutions if any items are sold out.

Speed Race:
Be the first to bring back the required food from the stores listed on the manifest to win. Bring back extra food to receive a raffle ticket to potentially win an additional prize. Additional food does not have to be purchased at the designated stores. A variety of categories within the speed race will be recognized. Racers arriving at the finish line after 4pm will be disqualified. Receipts from each designated store on the manifest must be presented to prove that you visited the checkpoints and purchased the required goods.

Cargo Race:
Bring back the required food from the stores listed on the manifest, plus bring back additional food. The heaviest load will win. A variety of categories within the cargo race will be recognized, including Fixed, Trailerless, and so on. Additional food does not have to be purchased at the stores listed on the manifest. Racers can fundraise to collect money to buy food at the store of their choice or can collect food from friends and co-workers that they pick up along the race route. Racers must be at the finish line by 4pm to qualify. Racers arriving at the finish line after 4pm will be disqualified. Receipts from each designated store on the manifest must be presented to prove that you visited the checkpoints and purchased the required goods.



See you on Saturday!
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