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

New Running Adventure: My First Trail Run

“Enjoy vistas of the Pacific Coast and of the spectacular Marin Headlands with views of Tiburon, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.” Coastal Trail Runs

I read this and thought, sign me up! I’m always looking for new fitness adventures. Well, this race was definitely an adventure.

Recently I participated in my first trail run. The event was called the Golden Gate Trail Run and it was held at Rodeo Beach in Sausalito, CA. The race was put on by Coastal Trail Runs. Over 600 runners registered for 5 miles, Half Marathon, 30 Km, Marathon or 50 Km.

Since this was my first trail run, not knowing what to expect, I signed up for the 5 mile run.

The views at the start were amazing as we were right next to the beach. It was a beautiful morning with surfers out in the water and dogs playing on the beach. We got to watch as the first few waves of runners headed up the trail and into the Marin Headlands.

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Then they called for the 5 mile runners and we were off!

Although I knew that most of my race would be on dirt, I had no idea how much the elevation changes would affect my run.

Within the first mile I quickly realized that we were all more concerned about our footing than speed. My biggest regret was wearing regular running shoes. I highly recommend anyone who is new to trail running wear trail shoes to help prevent injury.

The first 2 miles or so it was a bit steep and rocky. This was the most challenging for me, since all my running is done on a flat surface with little to no elevation changes.

When I finally made it to the top, all my hard work was worth it! The view of Rodeo Beach was amazing and at a distance I could see the Golden Gate Bridge. The start was also in view and I was surprised at how far up I had traveled.

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As I headed for the last half of my run, I noticed that the trail was less rocky which allowed me to run most of the way down.

Coastal Trail Runs: Golden Gate Trail Run Summer 2014

The finish was near the start and the organizers provided fruit, salty snacks, assorted candy, water, Electrolyte sports drink and more. Runners got to choose between a green or black tech shirt and everyone received a finisher’s medal. Coastal Trail Runs did a great job organizing this race.

Coastal Trail Runs: Golden Gate Trail Run Summer 2014

As a first time trail runner I noticed that at times the run felt more like a hike. The terrain and elevation changes also made it more challenging than typical runs. However, this is the reason I register for these races, for a new challenge and adventure.

The Coastal Trail Runs slogan is “Have fun out there!” and I can confirm that trail runs are a lot of fun. I look forward to my next trail run and more amazing views!

Have a great week!

Color Me Rad 5K Run in Modesto at John Thurman Field June 29, 2014

Color Me Rad 5K Run in Modesto at John Thurman Field June 29, 2014

Color Me Rad 5K Run in Modesto at John Thurman Field June 29, 2014

Color Me Rad stages 5K races that transform runners into mobile rainbows by launching cheerful barrages of colored cornstarch.

Each color station along the racetrack flings a new, nontoxic pigment at passersby, who wear white shirts to enhance the chromatic onslaught’s costuming effects.

Brilliant neon-blue, green, purple, and yellow clouds dapple participants along the way, and the race concludes with a prismatic finish-line finale as sprinters chuck colors at each other in celebration.

The race’s noncompetitive credo shifts the emphasis from speed to silliness, and a portion of its proceeds go to local charities.

Upon registration, each runner collects a Color Me Rad T-shirt, sunglasses, sponsor gifts, and a race bib.

Though they don’t receive a gift packet, runners younger than 8 years old can sprint for free, provided they have a waiver signed by a guardian and won’t give in to demands for gold from confused leprechauns.

SAVE with Groupon: Modesto Color Me Rad 5K June 29: $25 for entry (up to $50 value)

For More Information Visit: Color Me Rad

12th Annual Sacramento Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma 5K Run and 2-mile Fun Run/Walk June 28, 2014

12th Annual Sacramento Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma 5k Run and 2-mile Fun Run/Walk June 28, 2014

Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma asked me to share information about their upcoming fundraiser 5K.

Please join us for the 12th Annual Sacramento Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma 5K Run and 2-mile Fun Run/Walk!

This event is an excellent opportunity to raise money for research to find the cause and cure of scleroderma. It helps our chapter provide the necessary support resources and free educational forums for patients and families.

Join us and help support the cause! Create your own fundraising page and encourage your family, friends and coworkers to support your goal. We make it easy to share your fundraising page online through email and social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Be a part of the Foundation’s largest fundraising events. Because of generous donors, volunteers and participants – just like you – we are able to get one step closer to finding a cure for scleroderma.

For More Information Visit: Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma

Relay For Life of Modesto at Johansen High School May 17, 2014 9am

Relay for Life of Modesto at Johansen High School May 17, 2014 9am

Relay for Life of Modesto at Johansen High School May 17, 2014 9am

Relay for Life of Modesto at Johansen High School May 17, 2014 9am

 

Relay For Life of Modesto
Event Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Event Time: 9:00 am
Event Location: Johansen High School 641 Norseman Drive Modesto, CA 95357

What Is Relay For Life?
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.

Celebrate
During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they’ve overcome.

Remember
We remember people lost to the disease, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer.

Fight Back
The event inspires Relay participants to take action against a disease that has taken too much.

Opening Ceremony: 9:00am
The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

Survivors Lap: 9:30am
During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.

Luminaria Ceremony: 8:00pm
The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.

Fight Back: 9:00am
The Fight Back Ceremony symbolizes the emotional commitment we each make to the fight against cancer. The action we take represents what we are willing to do for ourselves, for our loved ones, and for our community to fight cancer year-round and to commit to saving lives.

Closing Ceremony: 9:00am
The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.

For More Information Visit: Relay for Life of Modesto