History Spotlight: The 1983 Bay to Breakers SLAC 'Accelepede'

May 20, 2013

On Sunday, May 15, 1983, the SLAC "Accelepede" won first prize in the centipede costume contest at the 72nd Annual Bay to Breakers in San Francisco. Thirty-one SLAC staffers and friends costumed in red boxes connected by white ducts ran the race, attended by two volunteer "repair units." The team, represented by John Winston, Rob Witthuas, Bob Gex and Ken Witthaus, donated their prize, an Atari 5200 SuperSystem video game console, to the Children's Hospital at Stanford (see second photo at right).

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