Many people who never exercise change their habits in the days after Thanksgiving hope springs eternal. Instead of doing eight pushups and collapsing in front of the television, Run Wild for a Child offers three miles you can shuffle along. Expect to be noticed, not because youre one of those people who walk during a 5K run, but because youre wearing the board game Operation, a burned-out Lego city, a discarded pizza box, or somesuch, depending on what happened to be your favorite toy as a child. Yes, Run Wild is also a costume contest, with prizes awarded to people who dress up as their most cherished childhood toys (theres also a serious 10K run, with no funny stuff allowed). It benefits the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Drive, so bring something to donate: a real toy, not a garden hose or anything.
Sun., Nov. 29, 8:30 a.m., 2009