Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Women's Dipsea Hike

The following was posted at this link:

"In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Dipsea Hike — the first-ever cross country sporting event in the U.S. exclusively for women — there will be a ceremonial tribute hike/run on Saturday, April 21, starting at 9 a.m., at Old Mill Park.

Sponsored by the Dipsea Race Committee in partnership with One Tam and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the hike/run will follow the familiar Dipsea Trail from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach on Earth Day.

According to historian Barry Spitz, it was called a hike to escape the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) ban on women competing in long-distance races at the time.

Registration is limited to 500 participants, who are encouraged to wear period costumes from 1918. Interested women can register for the untimed hike at

A luncheon — limited to 100 registrants — will follow the event, roughly at noon, at the Stinson Beach Community Center."

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