Gear up for May running & cycling events!

On May 5th, David Girard Vineyards and Oak Ridge High School are helping to sponsor the 1st Annual Ruff Road Race, in memory of Coach Josh Ruff. The race includes one-mile and 5K options. Please visit the website for race prices and details, and to learn more about this wonderful event.

The Mother Lode Century bike ride is coming up on Saturday May 11th. There are 28, 64 and 100 mile routes, all with support, meals snacks and a wind down BBQ on the river. Proceeds go to benefit the American River Conservancy and the El Dorado Trail. Visit this website for more information.

Rather run that 100? The Sacramento Running Association is hosting the Inaugural Gold Rush 100K on May 11, 2013. It begins at Sutter’s Mill in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma and goes all the way to Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento. See their website for more information.

On Saturday May 18th you can start off your day by hitting the local trails for the 2nd Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Coloma River Run! There are 5k, 10k and 10 mile loop options on this tough, but rewarding trail run beginning at 8:00 AM. All proceeds to benefit the JDRF. For more information please contact Eric at (916) 920-0790 or visit the website.

After the race head over to the highly anticipated 3rd Annual Wakamatsu Farm Festival: A Celebration of the diverse history of the Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Colony Farm. This festival runs from 10-4, and is rich with history, culture and fun. For a complete itinerary and list of events, exhibits and vendors, as well as ticket info, please visit the American River Conservancy website.

Thanks to Christie Pugliese for providing all the details!