It may have seemed simple but the reality was harder much like being a waiter: Move quickly and don't spill or drop anything. Those were the goals in Sunday's fourth annual Sacramento Bastille Day Waiters' Race in midtown, based on an older event in Paris. There were also a dress code and rules that didn't make things easier; for instance, participants could use only one hand and could not switch hands once they'd started. The waiter above found it a manageable order until he was but a few steps from victory, when he spilled and was disqualified. Above right, posing in a photo booth proved fun and not as daunting for Todd Troutman, left, Amy Pine and Clint Ostenberg. Rachel Chan, lower right, got into the spirit by joining male competitors and painting on a mustache. The race's winner was Justin Jackson of the Grange Restaurant & Bar downtown.
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