Bon Appétit After The RCP Tiburon Mile

Bon Appétit After The RCP Tiburon Mile

Listening to a live band, stretched out on a grass field under sunny skies with the San Francisco skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance, the swimmers of the RCP Tiburon Mile were certainly enjoying their post-race conversations.

Like many other competitive mass participation events, the hectic start, the cool waters, the lateral currents, the physicality, and the overall competition were all topics of conversation. There was just so much to discuss with the other swimmers as everyone compared notes and impressions of the 1 nautical mile swim across San Francisco Bay from Angel Island to the town of Tiburon.

But we sensed the decibel levels of the RCP Tiburon Mile swimmers’ conversations were just a tad lower than other swims. They just seemed satisfied…and full.

For very good reason.

After the race along the shores of Tiburon, the swimmers enter a long tent lined with a red carpet and smiling volunteers serving delicious edibles from pancakes and breakfast burritos to lasagna and smoothies.

The aroma and tastes riveted the senses. The caloric impact helped sooth the fatigue and hunger pangs of the entire field, friends, and families. The gastronomic opportunities were a perfect way to an eventful morning after a competitive swim in the cool waters of San Francisco Bay.

The length of the food tent is impressive and, we believe, unprecedented in the sport.

The vendors included like Barton’s Bagels, Cafe Arrivederci, Comforts, Crystal Geyser, Eat at Nourish, Food Niks, Four Points Sheraton, Guaymas, Il Davide, Johnny Scopazzi, Johnny’s Doughnuts, Milanos, Noah’s Bagels, Nothing Bundt, Cakes, PF Changs China-Bistro, Servino’s, Sol Food, Urban Remedy, Vosko Yogurt, Whole Foods Mill Valley, and Muscle Milk.

Photos courtesy of Elliot Karlan Photography.

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Steven Munatones