But for the locally and athletically inclined, the harvest moon means just one thing: running in the Baylands as part of the Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk.
For nearly three decades, runners and strollers have taken part in the event's10k and 5k runs and 5k walk. This year, it will take place on Friday, Sept. 20.
As always, the proceeds benefit the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, which supports local nonprofit organizations.
This Moonlight Run special section contains a schedule, a map, last year's results, this year's volunteers and an article on how to best prepare for a nighttime race. So grab your shoes, get on your mark, get set ... and run!