It sounds so upstanding: San Francisco's Run and Walk for the Hungry 5K and Mile benefits the San Francisco Food Bank. 'Tis the season to help people out even more than usual, it's true. So, nominally, the event is "for a good cause." But maybe you know some runners personally? If so, you have long suspected that they don't really care. They just want to run, it's all they think about and they'll do anything to get their fix. You can see the thoughts practically flashing across their foreheads like an LED sign: "Must ... run. Not ... hamster ... but ... must ... run." The rest of us should have sympathy for our addled friends and neighbors. They can't help themselves. But heres how you can: Ask for their pledge form and donate some money.
Sun., Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m., 2008