NorCal RPCVs Represent in the Bay to Breakers Race
By Erica Burman on Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Sometimes “just because” is enough.
Last weekend an intrepid band of 12 RPCV members of the Northern California Peace Corps Association representing Mali, Cameroon, St. Lucia, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Malawi put on their best host country garb and joined the Bay to Breakers Race, an
annual run starting at the Bay Bridge and racing across the San
Francisco Peninsula to the Pacific Ocean.
This race not only attracts world class runners but a massive crowd (50,000+) who walk the course behind the runners, forming a wild costumed parade.
NorCal webmaster Will Spargur writes, “Even though we were all in country costume we blended in pretty well – but Jordan did stand out in his lime green Grand Bubu and my Emahiya contained the only image of King Mswati III of Swaziland. We started the walk around 9:00am and took 3 hours to walk the 6+ miles from the Bay to the Ocean. It was a bit cold for those of us with tropical costumes but it was such a party that we still had a great time.”
You can see more photos on the NorCalPCA Facebook Fanpage.