36th Annual Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade “Box Office Christmas” December 5, 2014 6:30pm

36th Annual Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade “Box Office Christmas” December 5, 2014 6:30pm

36th Annual Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade “Box Office Christmas” December 5, 2014 6:30pm

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New Date: Color Fun Fest 5K Stockton Day or Night Run April 5, 2015

Color Fun Fest 5K Stockton Day or Night Run February 7, 2015

Location: San Joaquin County Fair – 1658 S. Airport Way, Stockton CA 95206

Come join us on April 5th as we combine two of the most EPIC festivals in the world.

Color Fun Fest brings the Holi Festival and the electronic dance movement together for the first time with a day and night glowing color 5K run.

As day transforms into night and the dust settles from our day color run, we power up the strongest blacklights in the world to transition our day color run into a nighttime 5k color run festival called Color Fun Fest.

Along with the most vibrant 5K course around, Color Fun Fest 5K will also feature a massive finish-line festival featuring live DJ’s, vendors, food, and the monumental ‘EPICOLOR TOSS’.

Come one, come all, come spend your weekend with your family, friends and loved ones to create an EPIC night you will never forget.

DON’T MISS OUT: $20 Early Bird Tickets on Sale Until Sunday 2/1 @ 11:59 PM!

$60 Regular Registration
$75 Event Day Registration

Color Fun Fest 5K is the only 5K color run to offer a day or a night option!

Color Fun Fest is part run, part festival. Grab your friends and family and come spent a colorful day under the sun and out of the house!

For More Information Visit:  Color Fun Fest

39th Annual Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition October 11th & 12th, 2014

39th Annual Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition October 11th & 12th, 2014

The City of Riverbank invites you to enjoy the many offerings at Riverbank’s 39th annual Cheese and Wine Exposition. For the first time, we are also adding craft beers to the mix!

More than 100 vendors, consisting of artists and crafters from all over the United States, and food booths, add excitement to this festive occasion.

Attend this event, and let the award winning cheeses, wines, and craft beers tantalize your taste buds.

This year’s tasting event will feature a wide array of locally produced artisanal cheeses, wines that showcase the Central Valley’s most outstanding grapes, several varietals that are newly being imported to our region, as well as a selection of craft beers – all individually chosen to highlight the best and most delicious tastes of our region.

39th Annual Riverbank Cheese and Wine Exposition October 11th & 12th, 2014

Tasting tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the event, available for purchase online and at select outlets.

In addition, the street faire will be filled with over 100 vendors, a full carnival, a fantastic kids area with rides and games, and live music.

This irresistible street festival is a great event for the whole family. General admission is free.

For More Information Visit: Riverbank Cheese and Wine

Second Chances: 2014 Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco

2014 Nike Women's Half Marathon San Francisco

I’ve been meaning to post this, better late than never :)

As I shared in a previous post, in June I entered the Nike Women’s Half Marathon Random Draw and my name was not drawn. This was going to be my first half marathon, so I was a little disappointed. However, I kept my eye out for other opportunities to enter this great race. A few runners also shared with me that there might be a second chance draw.

Then on July 24th I was excited when I received an invitation to a second chance draw for people that did not get into the race. In order to qualify runners would have to complete the first two weeks of training which would begin on July 28th.

Unfortunately, during the first week of training I would be on a trip for my birthday, but I was very determined to qualify for this draw. Although, I was very happy to see that one of my rest days happened to fall on my birthday.

After successfully completing the first two weeks of training, I would know by August 15th during Week 3 of training, if my name was drawn. I think most runners that qualified for the second chance draw would agree that just like the initial draw, this was a very nerve wracking week!

Nike definitely built-up the suspense by waiting until the very last day to notify me.

Finally, on August 15th I received an e-mail with subject: “Congratulations, You’ve Earned Your Second Chance to Run SF!”

2014 Nike Women's Half Marathon San Francisco

I was extremely happy to hear that I earned an entry into the race. I immediately registered to secure my spot. My next thought was, “Wow, I just committed to running a half marathon”.

Then I began making travel plans and have since been preparing for the race.

My training is going great! I’m currently in Week 6 and have ran a total of 97 miles. I’m proud that I haven’t missed any training days. Especially since each week is a little more challenging than the previous.

What has kept me going is looking back at how far I’ve come in the past month. Every week I am setting new personal records.

2014 Nike Women's Half Marathon San Francisco

I ‘m excited to be one of 25,000 runners at my first half marathon on October 19th.

Now I can officially say…WE RUN SF!

Thank you for stopping by.