Many times I’ve seen the photos, from Italy, I believe, of waiters running through the streets carrying trays full of things. I’ve always wanted to see one. A few years ago I remember hearing about and attending one here in Mazatlán, just prior to the Marathon, but it wasn’t that exciting.
This past week, Tuesday October 22, was the “Traditional Day of the Waiter,” and a party was hosted at BoraBora to honor these terrific people who make all our lives so much better. One of the events was a race, beginning at Bora Bora, running down the heavily trafficked Camarón Sábalo AGAINST traffic, I might add. They ran all the way down to Panamá restaurant, then turned around and ran back. The winner won a big-screen TV and some money, so it was quite the competition. Photos are below; click on any to enlarge or view a slideshow.
What a load of fun! We are really glad we showed up to watch, as it was a hoot! The photos and video aren’t the greatest, as it was dark and the area is not exactly well-lit. A few botargas or “mascots” also joined in the festivities and had their own race. It was hysterical as they tried to flag down buses, cabs and cars.
I post a video with exerpts from the race below.