SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 (9:00 A.M.) – ORCUTT TRAILS 5K & 10K:
These runs will take place at Orcutt Community Park, located at 5800 South Bradley Road in Orcutt. The courses will start from Orcutt Community Park and loop around the Orcutt Trails system. The moderate elevation changes on non-technical dirt trails make the course challenging but not difficult, along with beautiful views across the Santa Maria Valley. Proceeds from this event support the Santa Maria Valley Open Space trail advocacy group in their efforts to develop and maintain trails and open space for the Santa Maria Valley. Register through www.active.com
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (8:30 A.M.) – AVILA BEACH TURKEY TROT:
This event will have a 5 mile run and 2 mile walk. Check-in is at The Promenade on Front Street and the courses will go out-and-back along the Bob Jones bike trail. A donation of $20 is suggested and the money will go to the Food Bank Coalition. More information is on the Food Bank web site https://donate.slofoodbank.org/campaigns/12689-2019-annual-avila-beach-turkey-trot or (805) 238-4664.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 – ROTARY CLUB RUN/WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH:
This event will take place at Waller Park at 3107 Orcutt Road in Orcutt, located at the south end of Santa Maria just north of Skyway Drive. The run/walk starts on the north end of Waller Park at area #7, proceeds to the railroad trail behind the Hagerman Sports Complex and back to area #5. There are several hills and curves as the course follows the perimeter of the park. Registration and additional information can be found at www.active.com. A portion of the proceeds will go to Growing Grounds to give employment to those with mental illness along with providing a supportive setting for personal growth.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (6:00 AM/7:00 AM/8:00 AM) – SANTA BARBARA RED ROCK ENDURANCE RUNS:
Located in the beautiful Santa Barbara backcountry, the Santa Barbara Red Rock Trail Run is advanced and intended for expert trail runners only. It is a low key, 50 Mile Trail Endurance Run, Trail Marathon, Trail Half Marathon, and 5K Trail Run. The 50 Mile will start at 6:00 AM, the 21K & the 42K will start at 7:00 A.M and the 5K Trail will start at 8:00 AM at the Sage Hill Campground, 177 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. The out and back course offers dramatic views of the Santa Barbara backcountry. Your registration fee includes overnight camping, finishers award, a custom shirt, awards to the top male and female overall. See https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=73625 and www.allwedoisrun.com.