Archive for the ‘Trails’ Category

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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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

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.

The Bob Jones Trail

A friend asked me yesterday how long the Bob Jones trail was and I couldn’t give her an immediate response. The thing is, I should know this. We have gone on this trail several times. Walking. Strollering. Running. And Biking (with kids). So, I had to get to the bottom of this simple question.

Bob Jones Trail:
Distance: 2.3 Miles from the Bike Trail Start Parking Lot off Ontario Road to Avila Beach. This MAP says it all.
Trail Type: The trail is paved the entire way from the parking lot to the beach. It is wide and open for bikes, pedestrians and strollers. Lots of strollers. Lots more info here.

If you are looking for a family friendly paved trail, you’ve got to try this one. There are several benches along the way to rest and the kids love ending at the beach to play. Your kids will thank you.