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15th annual Race for the Arts at the starting line Saturday

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 - 1:58 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 - 4:15 pm

You can walk, run or cheer the crowd of serious (and not-so-much) walkers and runners from the sidelines. You choose your own speed at Saturday’s 15th annual Race For the Arts, beginning with a 5K run-walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a Kids Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. The 5K run is timed by B Tag. Registration opens at 7 a.m. at shady William Land Park, 15th Avenue and Land Park Drive.

After the walking and running are over, stay for the good eats and arts festival — music, staged entertainment and hands-on experiences at more than 30 interactive booths. Joining the scene will be Flint, Sam, Pickle and Barry, costumed characters from Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.” This year’s themed artwork is by internationally renowned Sacramento artist Wayne Thiebaud.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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