Running of the Boots

In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, photo, Bill the Giant, with painted-on XtraTuf boots, runs down Lincoln Street in Sitka, Alaska, with other participants in the annual Running of the Boots event. The fun run is a fundraiser for the Local Foods Network, with sponsorship from the manufacturer of XtraTuf boots and local merchants. It is part of a celebration that marks the end of the tourist season and the beginning of the rainy season. (AP Photo/Daily Sitka Sentinel, James Poulson)

In this Sept. 29 photo, Bill the Giant, with painted-on XtraTuf boots, runs down Lincoln Street in Sitka with other participants in the annual Running of the Boots event. The fun run is a fundraiser for the Local Foods Network, with sponsorship from the manufacturer of XtraTuf boots and local merchants. It is part of a celebration that marks the end of the tourist season and the beginning of the rainy season.

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