San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013
On the third Sunday of May, tens of thousands of San Franciscans – including Medical Executive Daniel Bucsko – will converge once again for the annual Bay to Breakers footrace. The charity race will start in the Bay on the northeast end of downtown before winding west, through the heart of the city, to Ocean Beach, where breakers can be seen crashing onto the adjacent Pacific coast. Runners will find the finish line awaiting them in beautiful Golden Gate Park.
Bay to Breakers had officially been the world’s largest footrace from 1986 to 2010, when the 110,000-participant record was surpassed. Despite this slight drop in numbers, the race is by no means a small event. It draws over 50,000 participants and over 100,000 spectators every year. Athletes from around the world are attracted to its challenging terrain set against the serene San Francisco backdrop; spectators come to witness amazing feats of athleticism and an abundance of traditional unorthodoxy. Among the participants will be athletes dressed like comic book characters (including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman) and fictional movie personas (The Blues Brothers). A yearly highlight is the ever-popular tortilla toss, where crowds of runners exchange in throwing tortillas at one another before crossing the starting line.
Serious runners, leisure walkers, and the countless spectators who line the course throughout its entirety define the unwavering vibrancy and spiritual immediacy of Bay to Breakers. One of the biggest draws for the event is the charitable proceeds that go to not-for-profits organizations. This year, CancerCare and Daraja Limited will benefit from proceeds raised during the 12K (7.46 miles) race. Dan Bucsko has been running in the event for over a decade now, and finds charitable efforts to be just as rewarding as his professional work in medical care – so much so that, just a little over a week before Bay to Breakers, he plans on participating in the Loop the Lagoon run/walk benefit, which is scheduled to take place on May 11th.
Loop the Lagoon is an annual run/walk event held at the onset of spring that aims to help benefit the Vacaville Public Education Fund in Vacaville, California. Dan Bucsko has been a part of the run/walk program since its inception in 2003, and has regularly contributed to the effort, which helps expand opportunities for Vacaville students through sports, music, and other enriching outlets that inspire young learners and the programs set in place for them. So far, the organization has provided $2.7 million to students, teachers, and the local district.