Friday, December 5, 2014

The Sweep Is Upon Us!

Hey Racers,

Feeling ready to haul lots of food on Saturday to the SF & Marin Food Bank? Here are some important details to help you get ready:

  • The race begins at the Cupid's Span sculpture (aka the "Bow & Arrow") on Folsom and Embarcadero. Day-of registration and check-in for pre-registered racers will start at 10:30AM. We'll be checking in those who have signed up on Eventbrite first. 
  • You'll receive your manifest at the start; it'll have the list of grocery stores and what you'll need to buy on it. Use this to help you shop and bring it back to the finish with receipts that show proof of purchase. The SPEED list will be on one side, the CARGO list on the other. If you have questions about these categories, read our FAQ
  • After a few announcements, we'll try and send off the racers by noon. The race finishes at the SF & Marin Food Bank at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue at 4PM SHARP. Racers who come in after 4PM will be disqualified. You'll check in with volunteers to drop off your manifests, receipts and food depending on which category you signed up for. There will be some snacks as well.
  • The after party will be held inside the parking garage of the Bryant Street location of Sports Basement. You can enter in from Florida Street. Also, Sweepers can receive a 20% discount on all purchases that day. Just tell the folks at the register you're with the Sweep to use it! 
  • 21st Amendment will providing free beer once again! Participants should show their spoke cards to get (2) free beers, then beers will be $1 after that. All proceeds go to the SF & Marin Food Bank. 
  • We'll try and get the awards ceremony going by 6-6:30PM once the results have been tallied. They'll also be posted on our blog. 
  • The race goes on RAIN OR SHINE, so be prepared! It looks like the weather forecast is in our favor, but bring appropriate gear just in case. 

Thanks for participating! Families in need throughout the Bay Area will be grateful for your contribution to the SF & Marin Food Bank. Ride safely and see you this weekend!


The Supermarket Street Sweep Team 

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