A rather new Rites of Spring happening. Forty years ago my late wife was one of the founders and president for many years of the SF based Pamakid Runners. One of the Club's events was the Rites of Spring race around Lake Merced and potluck dinner at the old boathouse. The Club is still going stronger than ever and now calls this race The Betty Cunneen Rites of Spring Run/Walk which is still around the Lake along with a catered dinner. The Club annually donates about 60 Grand to charity every year. The Club is a non profit and conducts some large foot races like the SF 1/2 Marathon which allows them to have a charity committee to dispense money to worthy endeavors. A very nice Spring legacy. The Club also has a informative website.