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Save Red Rock Fights to Keep Red Rock Rural

Save Red Rock Fights to Keep Red Rock Rural

Grassroots conservation organization urges supporters to attend critical hearing affecting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Photo: Tom Moulin Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA) – a popular Las Vegas-area destination for outdoor enthusiasts across the globe – is under threat of a massive housing development project that includes 5,000 homes. Clark County Commissioners are considering a request to rezone land that’s currently deemed rural, which would result in the destruction of Red Rock’s landscape, bringing pollution and traffic to the area and enraging the two million visitors who use the RRCNCA each year as a destination for climbing, hiking, biking and camping. The proposed development is on land that borders RRCNCA. Clark County Commissioners are holding a public hearing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9am. Save Red Rock is urging the public to attend to voice their opposition to the proposed rezoning. The hearing is located...
Wildflower Triathlon 2017 Cancelled

Wildflower Triathlon 2017 Cancelled

Tri-California puts triathlon events on hold; focuses on event rental and traffic management division Wildflower 2016. Photo: Kaori Photo. Tri-California announced that it will not produce its iconic Wildflower Triathlon for 2017 – nor any of its other triathlon events – due to prolonged drought, the economic climate, and a decrease in triathlon participation. Although the event planner pulled out all the stops to produce quality Wildflower events in 2015 and 2016 with alternate swim, run, bike, and run courses, participation was too low to make it economically feasible. In a ripple effect, low participation affected exhibitor, sponsor, and camping revenue. The financial losses proved too great to run the event without water levels high enough to hold it in one location. Tri-California co-founder Terry Davis said, “In the 34 years that I have been producing the Wildflower Triathlons, I have never experienced anything that compares with the effect...
Mermaid Run San Francisco 2016

Mermaid Run San Francisco 2016

Mermaid Run San Francisco November 13 • San Francisco Soak in the best views of San Francisco with the Mermaid! Choose from the challenging Sirena 10-mile run that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge or the flat and fast 5k, 10k that take you around Crissy Field. All distances include classic views of San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco skyline. Register early to guarantee your spot at the start line. Can’t make it to the race but you still want to join in the fun? Check out the event’s Virtual Mermaid run options. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher necklace, and medal. For more information, visit mermaidseries.com....
SLO Ultra 2016

SLO Ultra 2016

SLO Ultra September 10, San Luis Obispo The inaugural SLO Ultra is a unique trail event running through the private Wild Cherry Canyon property on California’s scenic central coast near San Luis Obispo on Saturday, September 10. This highly anticipated event features a 50-mile ultra race, marathon, half- marathon and 5-mile trail courses. Medals and awards will go to the top three athletes overall in all races. Additionally, the 50-mile race champions will be awarded a cash purse. The race is limited to 900 runners overall and is expected to sell out. Race weekend kicks off with a showing of the 2016 Trails in Motion Film Festival at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo on Thursday evening, September 8. Legendary athletes Krissy Moehl (Mile for Mile), Caroline Boller (This is Your Day), Noah Cass (The Last Time I Heard True Silence) as...
Salinas Valley Half Marathon 2016

Salinas Valley Half Marathon 2016

Runners converge for 7th annual event in “Salad Bowl of the World” Finisher medallions double as decorative wine stoppers. Photo: Captivating Photos California’s Salinas Valley, described as the “salad bowl of the world” due to the incredible variety of lettuces and vegetables grown here, will be the stage for the 7th Annual Salinas Valley Half Marathon on August 6. More than 1,000 runners will traverse the valley, passing by fields of lettuce, cauliflower, asparagus and thousands of acres of vineyards to reach the finish line at Pessagno Winery along the River Road Wine Trail.  The area is immortalized in the writings of local native and Nobel winning author John Steinbeck. The agriculture and wine-focused race begins at the historic Soledad Mission and ends with a finish celebration complete with wine tasting from local vineyards and sampling of some of Salinas Valley’s tasty produce offered by Taylor Farms,...
Dip and Dash Aquathon Series 2016

Dip and Dash Aquathon Series 2016

Dip and Dash Aquathon Series July 10 • August 14 • September 18, Santa Cruz This year marks the sixth year that Santa Cruz has played host to the Dip and Dash Aquathlon Series hosted by Finish Line Productions. The series kicks off on July 10 with either a 750m or 1500m swim in the sheltered cove in front of the Dream Inn, followed by a four-mile run on West Cliff Drive. The second event takes place in conjunction with Tri Santa Cruz on August 14 and offers either a sprint distance or international distance event (750m swim/5K run or 1500m swim/10k run). The September 15 finale is a swim around the iconic Santa Cruz Wharf followed by a five-mile run. finishlineproduction.com...
Reigning Champions Defend Wildflower Titles

Reigning Champions Defend Wildflower Titles

Jesse Thomas and Liz Lyles emerge victorious from 34th edition of iconic triathlon By Luke Yates Jesse Thomas takes the win. Photo: Alex Felker Jesse Thomas and Liz Lyles won the elite long course races at the Wildflower Triathlon at Lake San Antonio this weekend. For Thomas, this was a remarkable sixth consecutive victory, whilst, Lyles also became a multiple winner of this prestigious event, retaining the title she won in 2015. “Surreal would be the first word,” said Thomas after the race. “Amazing. Exciting. It’s been a blast. This race means a whole bunch to me. History made In the men’s event, most people were predicting the race to come down to a battle between Thomas, 36, from Bend, OR, and Terenzo Bozzone, 31, from New Zealand. Bozzone is the course record holder, set in 2006, and was returning to Lake San Antonio for the first time since...
Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2016

Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2016

Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay May 22, Santa Cruz & Capitola Surfer’s Path Marathon (contributed). With its breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and over a dozen famous surf spots along the coastline, the Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay is considered one of the most scenic courses in the world. “The Surfer’s Path is a celebration of beach life. We offer a laid back atmosphere, where runners enjoy the ocean air, stunning views, and sand between their toes,” says Race Director Tom Bradley. Now in its fifth year, the Surfer’s Path has established its Santa Cruz surf theme reputation that showcases the beauty of Santa Cruz County. “The Surfer’s Path courses travel past some of the world’s most famous surf breaks, including the San Lorenzo River Mouth, Pleasure Point, and Steamers Lane. The miles melt away as runners enjoy majestic views of the Monterey...
Wildflower Triathlons 2016

Wildflower Triathlons 2016

Wildflower Triathlons April 30-May 1, Lake San Antonio Wildflower Triathlons (Kaori Photo). Wildflower is known all over the world for its festival-like atmosphere, challenging courses and some of the happiest volunteers on earth. Some of the greatest triathletes in the world have participated in the Wildflower. For many athletes, this event is on their bucket list of places to compete, for others it’s a yearly celebration of their commitment to a healthy lifestyle and for yet others it is a place for family and friends to get together for fellowship. Racers who attend this year’s 34th event can book a hotel or vacation rental in nearby Paso Robles or stay onsite at the race campgrounds in a tent or RV. Due to ongoing drought conditions, the campgrounds have been closed to the general public for the year; however, Wildflower attendees will have the privilege of racing and camping at...
Patagonia Presents: A Night with Ultra-Marathoner Krissy Moehl

Patagonia Presents: A Night with Ultra-Marathoner Krissy Moehl

Patagonia Santa Cruz hosts evening soiree for running enthusiasts By Avery Robins Good friends and the world’s best wizard beard (Avery Robins). At 6pm on a cool January night, I joined about 30 runners of all ages, shapes and sizes on the famous wooden deck in front of the Santa Cruz Patagonia Outlet store. We gathered to go on a group run and listen to a book release talk with elite ultra-marathoner Krissy Moehl. The store is known for bringing the community together with their free Sunday morning yoga sessions, and trail stewardship events – and this time it was no different. Smiling faces bustled around on the deck, munching down mini Clif bars, Clif Shot Bloks, and other goodies provided by Moehl’s sponsors. Once everyone had their laces tied and Clif bars down, Moehl simply announced “Let’s run!” Our group of 30 scrambled off the deck and down...
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