I went out to take some pictures for the nice ladies at Picnic Dash productions this morning. The race was held in Golden Gate Park which is always a great place for an event. The flowers are always out in Golden Gate Park where the chilly, damp, winter air gives the place a wonderful smell. Most of the other Picnic Dash races are held by the warming hut in Crissy Field, under the Golden Gate Bridge. It does not matter which location you pick for a run, they all feel like family picnics.
Today’s race was a chilly affair with a good turnout of about 100 people. Not all races are all day events with thousands of people. There are plenty of events that are happy to have 100 people show up for the race. I encourage everyone to try both types of events. Today’s race was a family friendly event in the park, complete with cupcakes at the finish line. I did not race but I mooched a cupcake anyway. It is very difficult to put on a race of any type. The race organizers usually do this as a labor of love. When you see the race organizer, thank them for putting on the event. In the one of the above pictures, the event organizer is delivering a cupcake with a birthday candle to a participant who is celebrating a birthday on race day. That is so cool.