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How to get Free Fruit & Get Exercise At The Same Time! Budget help. lOL

1. Consult coolrunning.com for running races in your area (or whatever website you use, coolrunning in the most comprehensive for USA). 

2. Drive to parking area for start of race (or walk or ride your bike if its close by)  at least half hour before the start time.  Just go to the starting line and run without a number.  You can just say you were going for a run and noticed other runners so you decided to join in.  They can't legally force you not to run.  You just wont have an official time or another t-shirt which you dont really need. 

3. Finish run. Then usually there's refreshments at the end.  Consume your individual portion of fruit.  Wait til most of the people have come through for their fruit.  Then ask if they have any of whatever fruit there is left that they don't want/help consuming etc. I did this today and I ended up with 3 big freezer bag fulls of oranges that they didnt want.  I ate two of them and put one in the fridge for tomorrow.  Simple. :)

It's crazy only a few people would take 1 freezer bag full that I got three.  I thanked the volunteer.  I wish I had my car cause I would have put the oranges in my car and offered to help clean up in return for the goods.

Cheers!

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Comment by michael on June 9, 2013 at 3:14pm

Now that it is after the fact lets examine your initial intent and not your 7 step tap-dance below.

"Drive to parking area for start of race (or walk or ride your bike if its close by)  at least half hour before the start time.  Just go to the starting line and run without a number.  You can just say you were going for a run and noticed other runners so you decided to join in.  They can't legally force you not to run.  You just wont have an official time or another t-shirt which you dont really need."

 

There you say how to get involved in the race without actually being a paid or sponsored participant. You also give the website in order to find out about races that you can plan on attending while then exclaiming "You can just say you were going for a run and noticed other runners so you decided to join in." thus misrepresenting your reason for being there, or lying if you prefer.

 

Then at the end of the race you are telling people to consume your portion of the fruit, that you didn't pay for nor did your sponsor since you lacked one. After most of the other racers have come through for their fruit you then ask to have whatever is left.

 

Back to your response:

 

"1. There's no law saying you can't run the same running course. I was actually just out for my neighborhood jog.  The policeman actually told me to run to the end and said there'd be refreshments." Strawman + a lie (you already said that you look up races to do this at). Who cares what the policeman told you. Is he a moral authority? Just because a policeman does or does not act on something doesn't mean something is right or wrong.

 

"2. I didn't steal any left over food.  The lady was trying to get rid of them." I never said or suggested that but nice try at the straw man argument.

 

"3. Helping clean up is perfectly acceptable and is a nice gesture." That was never an issue either. Another straw man or an attempt to say "hey what I did is ok because I also did something nice."

 

"4. Have you ever volunteered or run a race before?  There's usually tons of leftover food that they usually end up throwing out or try to get rid of.  The same as a grocery store." Um....seems like one of my solutions was to volunteer at the races in order to get access to left over fruit. Since there is so much leftovers, as you stated, then why the lying in the first place? As far as grocery stores - make sure you ASK for food that they are getting rid of. Dumpster diving is illegal. If someone chooses not to enforce the law regarding dumpster diving does not mean it is ok.

 

"5. I do a lot of volunteering through my running club." Your point? I give to charity so does that mean that I can take from a Youth Ranch without paying since I am already charitable? You cannot excuse intentional bad behavior with the defense that you also do good.

 

"6. I don't have money to pay for races." Sigh. Lots of excuses. VOLUNTEER. You already said you did so why the need to, in advance, find races to misrepresent yourself at to get free food that could most likely be had for free just by helping out?

 

"7. By not paying, you don't have to have them print you up a t-shirt that you don't need." So give the shirt to someone who needs it, the thrift store, homeless shelter, youth ranch, etc.

 

In this lifestyle you are clearly after as clean a body as you can get. Well, morality and integrity is part of being a clean person. I know I would much rather hang with an honest meat eater than a clean eater that has character issues. Just because someone, in your opinion, is going to waste something does not give you free access.

 

I seriously hope that you think about things a little deeper.

Comment by Dennis Price on June 9, 2013 at 1:45pm

1. There's no law saying you can't run the same running course. I was actually just out for my neighborhood jog.  The policeman actually told me to run to the end and said there'd be refreshments.

2. I didnt steal any left over food.  The lady was trying to get rid of them.  T

3. Helping clean up is perfectly acceptable and is a nice gesture.

4. Have you ever volunteered or run a race before?  There's usually tons of leftover food that they usually end up throwing out or try to get rid of.  The same as a grocery store.

5. I do a lot of volunteering through my running club.

6. I don't have money to pay for races.

7. By not paying, you don't have to have them print you up a t-shirt that you dont need.

Comment by michael on June 9, 2013 at 1:03pm

So what you are saying is lie and then steal. Right?

 

(1) Misrepresent why you are there.

(2) Participate in food and drink that you did not pay for by registering to actually run the race.

(3) Take left over food that is not yours to take.

 

FYI - because you " offered to help clean up in return for the goods." does not justify the method that you used to get there. How about you just to the next race and ask about volunteering at the finish line in the first place. I bet if there is remaining food that you would still get to take some home and you wouldn't have to lie to get it.

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