24 Hours of Wandering: Ocean to Marshes to Office Parks | SF
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San Francisco Caltrain Station | 700 4th Street, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Wanderers Union invite you to the crown jewel event of the wandering season – the 24Z wandering known as “Raccoon,” starting at 11 am on Saturday, August 23, 2014.
This long-distance event will take you to 24 zones in 24 hours. You’ll visit a wide range of environments ranging from ocean surf to bay marshes, aging subdivisions to state-of-the-art office parks, and the museums of mystical orders.
This event is free. Invite friends who you think might enjoy wandering. Everyone who finishes within 24 hours will have the opportunity to purchase a $25 commemorative t-shirt that says “I wandered for 24 hours and all I got was a holistic experience of the Bay Area” and features the Wanderers Union raccoon logo. You can travel by foot or public transit. Wear comfy shoes.
In 2013, 15 dedicated souls earned the honor of Wanderer: First Class, having completed all four events in their series. Not only that, 19 people were crazy enough to wander for 24 hours straight for the 24Z. Will you be a First Class Wanderer this year?
Wanderers Union is a long-distance wandering club. Unlike many other events by these organizers, Wanderers Union is not a game. During a Wanderers Union event, you will travel by foot, bus, train, and ferry to a certain number of zones within a certain time limit. Their series of four events begins with a 4-hour wandering and culminates with a 24-hour wandering. Complete the entire series in a single year to receive the honorary title of Wanderer First Class. Their events challenge you to explore a metropolitan area as a single holistic experience. During these events, spaces, structures, and neighborhoods are juxtaposed in novel ways that reveal hidden meanings.
Too often our paths are static. We go one way every time. We stay in the same small zones, never exploring the myriad places nearby. Through wandering you can liberate your perception to see the invisible magnificence hidden in plain sight, the incredible variety of being that takes place every day outside our limited frame. One need not travel halfway around the world to experience the pleasure of alienation that accompanies newness.
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