Racers are being sought for the 21th Annual Waiters Race, presented by Visalia Breakfast Lions Club, on Thursday, September 25, beginning at 5:15pm.
People who work in the food service industry are welcome to register for this year’s event. The competition is in four divisions: Women’s Quick Service, Men’s Quick Service, Women’s Full Service and Men’s Full Service. Racers will dash down Main Street with a tray in hand for a chance to take home $1,000. A total of $7,000 is up for grabs.
In the Quick Service division, racers will be equipped with a tray containing two paper cups of soda and a bun in a clamshell. The first to finish with all items on the tray wins that division. In the Full Service division, racers will be outfitted with a tray set up with two wine glasses and one glass bottle of wine. Again, the racer with all items on their tray wins.
There are four heats of eight racers and the top two of each heat will make it to the finals. There will be glass broken and hopes crashed as only one winner will take home the $1,000 first-place prize along with a gift certificate from Char-cu-te-rie, $500 for second place and $250 for third place in each division.
Major sponsors include Budweiser and Sequoia Beverage, The California Restaurant Association, The Vintage Press, A & W, Valley Business Bank, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Momentum Broadcasting and the Visalia Times-Delta.