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5/18 photozella at B2B

Sunday, May 18, 2008
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Location Details:
Bay to Breakers (see details below)

Photozella – Group walk/run at Bay to Breakers


Date: Sunday May 18, 2008 –

Main meeting Place: On the lawn at the start of the park panhandle at Fell St and Baker St. This point is about half way along the complete official route which is about 8 miles long. Read the details of meet-up options below. You can also join the group as it is moving along if you are late. To find a transit route to get to the meeting place try:

Time: Meet at about 10 AM when we will prepare (getting decorated) and by 10:30 or 10:45 we expect to start moving as a group (walking) through Golden Gate Park. Get to the meeting place earlier and watch the fastest runners pass this spot. We should be able to find each other becasue of all the orange props etc people will have.

Contacts on the day:
Andy - 510-912-0985
He will be providing support, bringing extra props, a wagon, and will be available to phone if you are looking for the group but cannot find it. He will not walk with the group but will be nearby in case anyone needs anything.

Description: Bay to Breakers is a marathon-like run that thousands participate in. Along with the serious runners there are also many groups and individuals who wear funny costumes or nothing at all. Hundreds run nude at every run and it is considered normal and acceptable. Just stay on the route. The Photozella group is getting together to walk the 2nd half of the course, a pleasant and level path through Golden Gate Park. Anyone can join us - just show up. We will have some kind of pull-wagon so you do not have to lug a knap-sack. This is a great way to experience being naked outdoors in the city in the safety of a group at an event where it is acceptable.

Group Theme: Obviously our theme is bodyfreedom, so the more naked you can be, the better. That includes footwear, so sandals that are good for walking are preferred. Women can be top-free if you do not feel ready for complete nudity. Decorate your bodies with an orange theme (any shades from red to yellow). Think about what you can wear or add to your body but still technicially leave you naked. But try to use orangey items. Funny hats, sunglasses, beads, strips of material tied to your arms. Top-free women could wear orange panties, for example. A bit of bodypaint is an idea too. Someone from our group will bring some extra paint and props. If you wish, write "Photozella" on your body somewhere, but I do not want to turn this into a big promo thing for Photozella - just do the event and enjoy yourself. But if anyone should ask what the group is about, all you have to say is that it is a bodyfreedom group that goes on nature excursions to do
photography. Tell them to Google "photozella".

Process Options:
If you do not want to do the whole route nor register with B2B just show up at our meeting place and join our group. Most people in the run do register with the Bay to Breakers event so that they have an Official Runner Number, even if they know they will poop out early in the race and walk the rest of the way (the vast majority of people). The cost is $48 and goes to charity and needs to be done before May 14. And the packet you get needs to be picked up at 99 Grove St BEFORE THE RACE DAY. Go to their website and read everything carefully if you intend to do the whole registration thing.

I would anticiapte that some of us will want to run at the start, and then when the meeting place is reached, join the group and wait for others to arrive and catch up.

There is one person who has indicated he will run the whole course, then backtrack through the park to join the group. So that is another option if you are in that kind of physical shape.

The race starts at 8 AM and it takes an hour or so for the whole mass of people to move through the starting gate. So I am assuming 10 or 10:30 will be a good time to congregate at the park panhandle at Fell and Baker St.

By the time we get there, the finish of the route is diverted towards Spreckels Lake in the park and we will have to gauge how long we can remain nude as we hang out tegether and rest.

Other Considerations: You may want to put sunscreen on your whole body while still at home and let it soak in for 15 minutes before putting any clothes on. Then you'll be set for the morning and only have to be concerned with decorating yourself once at the meeting place. Expect to be photographed as this is a public parade of sorts. Bring whatever water and snacks you need to keep going. Let's set a good example and not consume alcohol.
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