Newsletter | May/Jun 2003

San Francisco Bay to Breakers
by Mignon O'Young

Sunday May 18, 2003
OWA meeting time: 9am

OWA meeting point: the giant BOW & ARROW sculpture on the Embarcadero between Folsom and Howard Streets.

Get ready for the infamous, wacky, and fun filled event of the year! OWA members, friends, and families will be participating as a group in this year's San Francisco Bay to Breakers. The race was born in 1912, and has attracted more and more people each year.

Real reason for you to join us in this race? To have fun, be with your friends and look at all the other crazy people in this great city! There will be water stops and first aid stations, and plenty of people to cheer us on. We'll have both a running group and a walking group and we'll find a way for both groups to meet up at the end of the race.

We'll be meeting on the afternoon of Sunday, May 11 to paint our cloth banner and brainstorm for more ideas. Additionally, please wear a red top of any shade so we can identify ourselves as a group and make it a little easier to spot each other in the crowd. And remember to layer your clothing since we have such unpredictable weather in San Francisco.


Starting point:

Walkers start:

Runners start:


Finish line:


12K / 7.46 miles

Howard and Spear Streets in San Francisco’s Financial District
Spear Street

Steuart Street

Howard Street (SOMA) ( Hayes Street ( Fell Street ( JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park at the Great Highway

Adults = $32
Children 18 and under = $27

Registrants receive a runner number bib and race packet. Please note that registration ends Thusday, May 15, 2003. There will be no race day registration available. Visit to register of for further information

Race benefits: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, Junior Achievement of the Bay Area, and Community Education Services

Post-race festival with food and entertainment: Footstock in Golden Gate Park.

At the end of the day, we'll need a few volunteer drivers to pick us up in Golden Gate Park. Please contact Mignon O'Young at 510-652-7176 if you are interested in volunteering in any way.