As I have mentioned previously, my neighbour hosts a number of running races throughout the year. RunWaterloo.com . Last Sunday was a biggie, "The Oktoberfest" with over 1800 runners. Participants could chose either a 5k or 10k route. Note that the families of the runners are also welcome to join in the post run snacks, meaning that we are feeding much more than 2000 people.
At the end of the race they are offered 'refreshments': fresh fruit, bagels, hot dogs, sausage, pizza and soup. The pizza is courtesy of Little Caesar's Pizza and the mullugtwany soup was donated by Classic Indian Cuisine, both of Waterloo, Ontario.
The following photos were taken minutes before the runners finished and came inside to eat.
A double food line starts at this point. Note that we have tableclothes even though they are plastic. The floor is covered in plywood as there is still ice in the arena.
The bananas are cut into three pieces before serving.
Bagels are under plastic to keep them fresh. We had to slice seven huge boxes of them.
You can see the many dozens cases of pizza boxes under the tables in this and the preceeding photo.
At least 2400 hotdog rolls.
Freshly bbq'd hotdogs (1500?) and 800 sausages.
500 litres of soup.
Orange gatorade, 1000's of cups.
It was an exhausting couple of hours, but lots of fun. I did mange two bowls of soup and took home my cinnamon raisin bagel.