Central Coast Active congratulates Run Paso for raising almost $10,000 for the Wellness Community of the Central Coast!
To prepare for the first annual SLO Marathon, the women's running group decided to run for a cause and raise money for The Wellness Community, a local cancer support center. Some of the women in this inspiring group are caner survivors themselves. Donations poured in from all over the country to support this incredibly worthy cause.
During most of the week and on Saturdays, this group rides as the Slabtown Rollers. This dedicated bunch of cyclists help put on the annual Central Coast Classic and is a blue ribbon winner in the annual Pinedorado Parade. They also recently were instrumental in getting a bike rack in front of Cambria’s Chamber of Commerce and repairing the flagpole. But on Fridays, the group rides as Team Medicare. The Friday ride starts and ends at the Cambria Roasting Co. next to the Chamber.
Submitted by Erv Rodgers
Relay for Life of Morro Bay is seeking volunteers. Help is needed before, after, and during Relay in the areas of Team Recruitment, Registration and Accounting, Luminarias, Setup and Logistics, Survivors, Food and Beverage, Entertainment, and more. For more information on Relay for Life, click here.
The 3rd Annual Paso Robles Harvest Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 28, 2012. This popular race is a Certified Boston Marathon Qualifier.
The race is hosted by The Rotary Club of Paso Robles and includes a 2-person marathon relay and 5k in addition to the full marathon. The course starts and ends at Le Vigne Winery and offers beautiful views of Paso Robles wine country at harvest time.
Run Paso is a women’s running group that was founded in 2010. The group of friends began meeting at a different location each Sunday, and the word quickly spread spread. In the past two years, the group has grown and the women in it have started training together for 5k, half, and full marathons.
Together, the group trains for and travels to races throughout the state. “It is so fun to have something to train for,” says member Michelle Thacher, “We make a weekend of the races, get hotel rooms, and go out to dinner.”
Paddle boarding sweeps the Central Coast
At first glance, stand up paddle boarding looks like a sport with an identity disorder. The paddling aspect certainly seems reminiscent of kayaking, but the actual vehicle is a simple, over-sized surfboard. Riders wear calm, serene expressions as if they’re going for a pleasant stroll, except that they’re walking on water. Yes, stand up paddle boarding is a lot like other activities, but there’s nothing quite like it.
Fitness is the reason everyone works out. Weight loss, muscle gain, mobility, functionality, flexibility and a general disposition toward health and wellness are all parts of the idea of fitness. But with all the gyms out there that use the word fitness, there is only ONE program that actually defines fitness and sets up a recipe to achieve that definition of fitness: CrossFit!
Snorkeling in Hawaii, storm-chasing in Kansas, golfing at Pebble Beach… sometimes all the natural elements come together in one place to create a Five-Star experience. That’s the state of bicycling in San Luis Obispo County. The climate, terrain and community all fold together to make the central coast a delightful place to train and explore. With coastal temperatures rarely varying more than 20 degrees off ideal, nearly every day is rideable, with vineyard, coastline and mountainous terrain to choose from. Local cyclists were stumped when asked to narrow down their favorite routes to o