Charity Miles for SLO!

Charity Miles is a FREE app available on your smartphone that allows you to run, walk and bike for charity.  Corporate sponsors donate 10 cents for every mile you bike and 25 cents for every mile you run or walk to the sponsor of your choice.

Download the app and sign up today!  Join our runSLO team and lets see how much money we can raise for charities!


To join the runSLO team, sign up on the Charity Miles app and search for the runSLO team on your Charity Miles profile.

Splash of Color Fun Run 5K April 18, 2015 in Atascadero

The Atascadero Junior High PTO is hosting the family-friendly Splash of Color Fun Run in Atascadero on April 18, 2015.  They are raising money to ‘brighten’ the Academic Programs, Visual and Performing Arts, Technology, Athletics and other programs for their students.

The 3.1 mile course takes you around the outer area of Atascadero Junior High.  There will be 5 different color stations where you will be showered with color powder.  No worries, there is a way to bypass the color stations if you like to stay clean.  Want to register?  Me too!

Race Details:

Date: Saturday April 18, 2015 at 10am

Register here:

Cost: $35 for 11 and over, $25 for 10 and under

Where:  Atascadero Junior High School, 6501 Lewis Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422

Atascadero Junior High PTO Facebook page

Atascadero Firefighters Firehouse 5K, Kid’s Run and Health Fair April 11, 2015

The Atascadero Firehouse 5K is deemed by many as the toughest 5K in SLO County. The race starts on flat ground but quickly you begin to ascend Pine Mountain.  The race director put together a video taking you through the course.  It is beautiful!  This is definitely a 5K you don’t want to miss.


To Register:

Printable form-On Friday April 10th you can register at Fire Station 1 in Atascadero from 6-9pm

Online  -Early pick-up at Fire Station 1 in Atascadero on April 10th from 6-9pm

Cost: Adults:$25 early registration, $35 day of registration

Students (18 & under): $20

Team (group of 4): $80

The kid’s 1/2 mile registration is on race day only and is $5.

Race Website

Race Day Schedule:

7:30-8:15 – Packet pick-up and race-day registration

  • 8:00 – Health fair open
  • 8:30 – 5k start
  • 9:45 – Awards (overall male/female, top finisher in each age group, fastest team of 4)
  • 10:00 – Kids half-mile start
  • 10:30 – Health fair close

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Pre Super Bowl Fun Run!

The day before the Super Bowl, Paso Robles has a fun run that supports the Boys & Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County. It’s the 4th Annual Super Fun Run 10K, 5k & Kids’ Run. It is on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Races starts at 8am with the 10K and 5K race and the kids’ run is at 9:15am. For more information check out their website!

San Luis Obispo County and Central Coast Turkey Trot Round-up 2014

Turkey. Mashed Potatoes. Gravy. Green Bean Casserole (yuck)! And…TURKEY TROTS! It’s that time of year again, and there are plenty of trots to choose from this year. Take a look!

Saturday, November 22, 2014: 18th Annual City of Santa Maria Turkey Trot 5K and Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run in Santa Maria, CA

Saturday, November 22, 2014: Templeton Turkey Trot Family Fun Run 10K, 5K and 1 Mile in Templeton, CA

Sunday, November 23, 2014: 5K Gobble Gobble Holiday Run in Los Olivos, CA

Sunday, November 23, 2014: FOLL Turkey Trot in Arroyo Grande, CA

Thursday, November 27, 2014: South County Turkey Trot “At the Beach” in Pismo Beach, CA

Reindeer Run 5K Run/Walk 2012

I love Christmas! So I was super excited to hear about this race coming up this Saturday. It’s the Reindeer Run 5K! After the race you get to have breakfast with Santa. Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st at 8am.
Where: Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo
Cost: $30 online or $40 race day
Course Map
Register Online
More Info

Born to Run Ultramarathon, May 19, 2012

Ever heard of the book “Born to Run”? It’s the story of the Tarahumara people and their ability to run hundreds of miles without rest. Great book, but what is super amazing is that Luis Escobar, a photographer that captured many images of the Tarahumara people lives in Santa Maria! So close to us! Apparently, he is hosting a Trail Camp on March 18, 2012 from 8-10am on Bishop’s Peak! And then, there is the Born to Run Ultramarathon!

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Where: East Springs Ranch, 4155 Figueroa Mountain Road, Los Olivos, CA
Distances: 100 Mile, 100K, 50K, 10 Mile
Fees: 100 Mile-$165, 100K-$125, 50K-$75, 10 Mile -$40
Register: Online

Stadium Park, Pine Mountain, Blue Oak Trails, Atascadero

The Pine Mountain Trail at Stadium Park in Atascadero is my husband’s favorite place to run. It’s close enough to our house that he can go straight there and back and has a nice 5K while enjoying the beauties of the ‘mountain’. We’ve hiked this trail several times with our family as well. The trailhead is at Stadium Park entrance off Highway 41. It is .82 miles which is just the right length for little legs. Off the Pine Mountain trail, you can find the Blue Oak trail and the ALPS trail.

You can find more information about these trails using the North County Trail Guide.

The Atascadero Land Preservation Society (ALPS) has had a key role in maintaining and developing the Stadium Park Trails. Check out the the ALPS Facebook Page.

Wine Country 1/2 Marathon & 5K, March 25, 2012

The Wine Country 1/2 Marathon, 5K and Kids 1/2 Mile Grape Stomp is happening on Sunday March 25, 2012 in Paso Robles, CA. This race is part of the California 1/2 Marathon Series.

The Details:
When: Sunday March 25, 2012. 7:15am 1/2 Marathon walkers start. 8am 1/2 Marathon runners start. 8:15am start for 5K. 9am start for 1/2 Mile Kids Grape Stomp.
Where: River Oaks Hot Springs, 800 Clubhouse Drive, Paso Robles, CA. 1/2 Marathon Course Map. 5K Course Map.
Fees: Pre-registration till 3/22/12: 1/2 Marathon-$65, 5K-$40, Kid’s 1/2 Mile-$20; Late Registration(if not sold out): 1/2 Marathon-$75, 5K-$45
Register: Online, Download Forms

Wine Country Runs Facebook Page

CrossFit Open WOD 12.1

I love CrossFit. Absolutely LOVE CrossFit. I’ve been going to CrossFit Northern Inferno in Templeton (technically Paso Robles) for a couple of months and they are amazing. The coaches explain the movements well and make sure you understand it all before each workout. They are the best. No doubt. You have to try it, but we’ll save that for another post! Today, I am doing my first ever WOD for the CrossFit Open. It took a little convincing for me to sign up since I still can’t do all the movements and I scale pretty much everything. But, what better way to see my improvements! For those of you not familiar with CrossFit, learn more here. And here you can find out more about how the Open is part of the CrossFit Games.

The CrossFit Open has one workout per week for five weeks. They posted the first WOD on Wednesday, February 22nd and the last WOD will be posted on March 21st. Athletes have until that Sunday at 5 p.m. to submit their results online. WOD 12.1 was posted on Wednesday and it is AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of Burpees in 7 minutes. Doesn’t that sound fun? Wish me luck!

Want to check out CrossFit on the Central Coast? You’ve got a few options.

CrossFit Northern Inferno-Templeton, CA or Paso Robles, CA-LOVE this place
CFNI Facebook Page
CrossFit Inferno – San Luis Obispo, CA
CF Inferno Facebook Page
CrossFit Grover Beach – Grover Beach, CA
CF GB Facebook Page
CrossFit Five Cities – Grover Beach, CA
CF FC Facebook Page