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WELCOME TO THE GG RELAY WALK. THANKS FOR VOLUNTEERING.

DEAR VOLUNTEER,
"California's Longest Party" is on - from Marin County, to Sausalito, across the Golden Gate Bridge, to San Francisco, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley to the ocean in Santa Cruz County. Featuring the beauty of the Bay Area, the GG Relay Walk course boasts many tourist destinations.

Teams of 12 each walk two legs in rotation. The 24 legs through 28 cities are 3 to 7 miles and rated easy to very hard allowing walkers to select legs that match their strengths. Walkers of all abilities are challenged, contribute and have a great time.

HISTORICAL BEGINNING
"Indian Tribes Will Participate in Great California Marathon," declared the Sausalito News on April 2, 1927. As "the longest endurance contest ever," the 480-mile foot race through 7 counties between Sausalito and Grants Pass, Oregon, commemorated the beauty of the Redwood Empire. Teams from nine tribes competed for $2,775 in gold. Signal fires and tribesmen performing age-old dances greeted runners and walkers along the way. After many battled for the lead, Mad Bull from the Karook tribe finished in 7 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes.

THE GOLDEN GATE RELAY WALK
Much has changed since 1927, yet similarities remain. Showcasing the San Francisco area through five counties, five teams walked from Marin to Santa Cruz. Walkers dance along the way. The "waiting for the porta-potty" dance is especially popular.

WITH ORGANS R US ("ORU"), THE GOLDEN GATE RELAY WALK PROMOTES DONATION
Since 2005, the transfer of the baton from walker to walker has symbolized the transfer of an organ from donor to recipient. GG Relay Walks have been dedicated to transplant recipients, candidates, organ donors and donor families participating as runners, walkers and volunteers.

SUPPORT 125,000 AMERICANS WAITING FOR ORGANS
by discussing your personal wishes regarding organ donation with your family. Since 18 die each day before an organ is available, solicit online donations and/or ask your employer to match your tax-deductible contribution to ORU.

THANKS FOR VOLUNTEERING (even at 2 am , OUCH!)
and joining 28 cities, 5 counties, 30 law enforcement agencies, 20 property owners, 20 sponsors and thousands of runners and walkers. The walk is a unique adventure uniting communities, athletes and volunteers in a celebration of life, walking and teamwork while promoting the need for organ donors. Your 4-5 hour commitment helps provide a safe and fair race. We wish you healthy organs and a fun, satisfying experience while relaying the message on organ donation.

The Golden Gate Relay Committee

   
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