Nothing Like a Stack of Pancakes After a Run

The San Carlos Rotary Club  sponsored its annual Pancake Breakfast on May 19th during Hometown Days.

15For more than two decades the Rotary Club of San Carlos has joined with the City of Good Living to celebrate Hometown Days at Burton Park.

This year’s festival was held on May 18 and 19, 2013.  The weekend event kicked off Saturday morning with a parade down Laurel Street and Rotary’s Miss Pancake was part of the procession.

pancakesRotary played a huge role on Sunday morning, May 19, as it concurrently ran its renowned Pancake Breakfast ; and the officially-sanctioned 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk.

These two staple fundraising events for Rotary raise nearly half of the Club’s annual contributions it makes to the community through youth scholarships and funding to other worthy and deserving entities that serve San Carlos and the surrounding cities. The Rotary volunteers  welcomed  618 Fun Runners/Walker this year.  All were issued RFID chips to wear.  The chips tracked each participants elapsed time.  The results are posted here.

IMG_5175_6_1The Fun Run was inaugurated in 1990 and each year it attracts larger participation despite competing against the notorious Bay to Breakers.  Serious runners engage in setting a bristling pace over clearly-marked city streets.  The race begins and concludes at the circle on Chestnut Street across from the San Carlos Youth Center in the heart of Burton Park.

0Less serious runners, walkers and parents pushing toddlers and infants in carriages can be seen throughout the streets as they wend their way back to the finish.  For many the prize awarded to them for their participation in the run/walk is a ticket to the pancake breakfast.

With multiple tables set up in left field of the softball field along Cedar Street 640 diners lined up for a scrumptious meal of pancakes which were hot off the three griddles that Rotarians use to satisfy the hungry throng.  The pancakes were accompanied by sausages, orange juice and steaming hot coffee.

16You are encouraged to plan to run or walk next year at the Fun Run/Walk and build up a hearty appetite, before  devouring a delicious  pancake breakfast and enjoying the multiple venues that have made Hometown Days a successful and feel-good City-wide event.

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