The Department of Physics has scheduled the 12th annual Bill Fairbank Memorial Event to start at noon on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at Angell Field (between Campus Drive and the Stadium). There is no entry fee, and refreshments will be provided.
The winner, as in years past, will be the runner, walker, or bicyclist whose actual time is (fractionally) closest to his or her predicted time (watches held by the starter). The runners and walkers will use the usual 4.1 mile Campus Drive loop, while the bicyclists will use an 11.5 mile loop out to Arastradero Rd. on Alpine Rd., returning via Page Mill Rd. An option will involve going out Sand Hill and Portola Valley Roads. Maps will be provided. In principle, however, because of the format any mode of transport and any route could be used.
All finishers will receive certificates, and the winner's name will appear on a plaque displayed in the Physics Conference Room. The official starter will be Jane Fairbank, Bill's widow. Additional volunteers will be needed. If you have any questions contact Bob Wagoner (firstname.lastname@example.org, 723-4561).
An avid runner and an inspiring person, Bill Fairbank was Professor of Physics at Stanford from 1959 until his death in 1989.