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Wednesday, Nov 24 2010
Bay to Breakers is like an old punk band: harangued by cops, cursed by substance abuse, liable to get arrested whenever it plays. Perhaps it will suffer the same fate as the notorious Halloween in the Castro, which was ignobly quarantined in a parking lot before it was finally sent to the shredder. In any case, maybe it's time for a new infamous fun run? And maybe that's Run Wild for a Child. Check the stats: The annual race happens early Sunday after Thanksgiving, when all the squares huddle around their televisions for football. It's set entirely in Golden Gate Park and the Panhandle. It benefits the Firefighters Toy Program. And runners dress up — been doing so for years — as toys. Imagine what you could do with that. You and your friends could be Lite-Brite, for one. Someone should at least be a can of Slime — think of the local news. Don't worry, you only have to muddle along like that for 5K, though those looking to really run get 10K of USA Track and Field–certified course to screw around on.
Sun., Nov. 28, 8:30 a.m., 2010

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