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Competition and camaraderie

Central Coast Roller Derby skaters take aggression to new heights

Excitement, energy and tons of fun – that’s what the gals of Central Coast Roller Derby are all about. And don’t forget being competitive – these skaters love to compete and put on a show for their hometown crowd.

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JUST RUN Youth Fitness Program Sets New Records

JUST RUN Youth Fitness Program

11,418 participating students mark a 23% increase over 2012 school year; Slate wiped clean to make way for new school year

JUST RUN, the award-winning youth fitness program of the Big Sur International Marathon, has completed a record year for student and school participation and total miles logged. In the school and after-school based program 11,418 students participated, representing 107 schools throughout the United States. Collectively, the students ran 322,596 miles, with 17 classes awarded for "Running across the USA," a group goal of 3,204 miles or higher.

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Health starts here: The Natural Alternative Nutrition Center will get you feeling great

 
To ‘be healthy’ is more than being a specific weight. It’s more than just staving off disease or illness. Healthy is waking up before the morning alarm clock rings and making it through a full work-day, without an afternoon coffee or energy drink. Being healthy is about feeling healthy all day, everyday; to have the energy to do the activities you enjoy.

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Mud and Music Festival

The Ravine Waterpark premiers new mud run and music festival

New event set for Sept. 14

The Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles opened registration this month for its first ever Mud & Music Fest. The new family-friendly event is set to take place at the park on Sept. 14 starting at 7 a.m. 
Event organizers Brett Butterfield, J Walsh and Michael Marquez are excited to bring a new and fun event for the whole family with a variety of entertainment and attractions.
Runners and their families will come from far and wide to participate in the 5K mud run.

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Four Atascadero cyclists ride across America for wounded veterans

A retired Marine will attempt a remarkable event this summer, biking 3,700 miles across the U.S. to raise funds for wounded Marines and sailors.

John Foldberg, at age 57, will be accompanied by Daniel and Nathan Macfarlane and Evan Gillham, three young men who had heard about Foldberg’s endeavor and asked to come along. The four Atascadero residents have formed a group named “CCC4Vets” or “Cross-Country Cyclists for Veterans.” They will leave Anacortes, Washington on August 1, 2013 and bike 60 miles a day until they arrive at Virginia Beach, Virginia mid-October.

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The biggest thrill in wine country

Unforgettable zipline & kayak tours with Margarita Adventures

 

The adults say it’s fun, the kids call it cool and everyone agrees that it’s an unforgettable experience—welcome to Margarita Adventures zipline canopy tours, the biggest thrill in wine country.

Indeed, these one-of-a-kind zipline tours have quickly emerged as one of the Central Coast’s most celebrated visitor attractions, earning praise from Yahoo Travel, Frommer’s, Sunset Magazine, AOL Travel and many others.

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Luffa Love: locally-grown luffas and herbs provide natural relief

Is it a sponge? Is it a plant? Just exactly what is a luffa and what are the benefits of using one? A visit to The Luffa Farm in Nipomo for a tour is just the thing you need to do to learn all about it.
 
“They’re sponges, right?” That’s the question most people ask when they come to the farm. And the answer is no, they are not sponges like the ones that live in the ocean. A luffa is a plant. Proprietor Deanne Coon and her family have been growing luffas for more than 20 years.
 

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The Joy of Flying

You are dangling 25 feet in the air. Far below you is nothing but the hard warehouse floor. Holding you up is nothing but a sleek, slippery fabric which increasingly threatens to slide right out of grip with each passing moment.

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The perseverance of a 67-year-old marathon runner

Running a marathon is hard for any human being. Novice or elite athlete. It requires months of training and a willingness to push through 26.6 miles of pain and exhaustion with the reward of having someone put a medal around your neck. It’s an endeavor that most people have zero desire to undertake. However the process and experience is a commonality that all marathoners share regardless of their age or skill level. 

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Catamarans sailing Lake Lopez

Do you remember back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when Catamaran sail boats with brightly colored sails lined the beaches all over California? There are still a few beaches today, mostly in Southern California that you may see these Cats perched on the beaches. Here on the Central Coast of California you can now spot those brilliantly colored sails on a Saturday or Sunday at Avila and Port San Luis beaches or at beautiful Lopez Lake.

Catamaran sailing is back! It is thriving through the leadership of Scott Erwin, Commodore of Hobie Cat Fleet 259. Scott Erwin has a passion for sailing and a love to teach others how to sail. Just one look at Scott’s Atascadero backyard and you’ll see this passion of these small, double hulled sailboats. He has at least ten Catamarans ready to be towed to the beach or lake for a day of fun in the sun. A few of these boats are available for anyone to borrow and use.

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