Back in January as I was scrolling through my Instagram page, I came across my horoscope for the new year. Now keep in mind that while I’m not a big believer in fortune telling, they are fun to read and think about. Mine read that I would be focused on learning, improving knowledge, on studying something or teaching. Not so far off since my kids often joke that I’ll be taking classes until I’m 80 years old!



Fast forward a month or so and our talks started with Luis Escobar about hosting a trail run out at the ranch. We’ve never hosted an event before but Luis has hosted plenty. The Tierra Redonda Mountain Trail Run will be held at the Smith Ranch the weekend of November 18-20th. Not only will part of the registration fees for this event go back to Templeton Run Club, but we’ll learn from the best about what it takes to put on a race. Bring your campers, RV’s, and tents and let’s make a weekend out of it!

The focus of Templeton Run Club has always been about promoting health and wellness through running. We saw the benefits meeting up several times a week was having not only on our physical health, but our mental health as well. There’s something about running conversations that makes it easy to untangle thoughts, learn something new about your friends and share things you may not have normally shared. Other times it’s just a great time to rant! There’s a great quote about running being the most underutilized antidepressant and it’s free!

Templeton Run Club is a USATF and RRCA affiliated club, but unlike many of the clubs with these credentials, we do not charge a monthly or annual fee to join. I dread asking for money but because I love this club and believe in our purpose, we’ve started a campaign to build sponsorships to cover our annual operating costs. We are very fortunate to have obtained a few generous donations over the last several months to help us do so!



Life-long central coast resident and full time real estate agent April Fehrer with ReMax was our very first sponsor! Tenet Health Central Coast the parent company of Twin Cities Hospital and Sierra Vista Hospital became a sponsor last month and more recently Hug A Mug (the drive through coffee kiosk on 13th Street in Paso Robles owned by Templeton residents David and Paula Ross) has joined our team! Last but not least, Wild Fields Brewhouse has not only been one of our favorite pub run stops in Atascadero but they are now also an official sponsor! Help us say a big THANK YOU by supporting these local businesses as our “ultra-marathon” sponsors!

Albert Einstein once said that “if you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” We may not yet be able to explain the fine art of running to a six year old, but how about an eight year old??

Templeton Rec and Templeton Run Club are teaming up to offer our 1st Annual Youth Track and Field camp in a few weeks for all incoming 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! This four day program will go over warm ups, offer a brief introduction to track and field events, play some fun running games, and stretching. Camp will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28th and June 30th, July 5th and July 7th at the Jack Allen Field at Templeton High School from 9:30am-11:30am.

Some of our Templeton High school track athletes have volunteered as student coaches and will be there to help offer support and guidance to our young athletes! Registration is $100 and will include a t-shirt, snacks and swag bag at the end of camp! (Shout out to GH Sports for donating a few fun goodies to the bags!)

Any funds raised will go back to the Templeton Rec Department and Templeton Run Club to put towards future community activities. Click here and go to youth sports camps/clinics to register or swing by Templeton Rec Department Tuesday-Friday from 9am-6pm!


Love Templeton Rec?? Show your support and join us for their 5k Beer Run at Barrelhouse on Saturday, July 9th at 8am! Sign up before July 6th!

Can’t make that one? The following weekend is the 52nd running of the Brian Waterbury Rock to Pier 10k! Join us on July 16th at 8am for a point to point race held completely on the beach (hard packed sand) from Morro Rock to Caycos Pier. There will be a shuttle back to the rock where they’ll have a post race breakfast!


Last but not least, we’ll be running leg 57 of the B. Supportive Relay on June 21st at 7pm. This relay started on June 4th at the Canada border and is on it’s way down to Mexico in support of Health Care Heros and the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

We’ve signed up for the Central Coast section and will be running a full marathon (broken up into 3 mile legs) from Morro Bay to Avila Beach, with a quick flyby Sierra Vista Hospital.

There is still some time to sign up and join in the fun! We’ll run this “Ragnar” style where we have 2-3 runners on each leg and leapfrog them to cheer them on! Join our team at! Don’t want to run but still want to support the cause? You can make a donation in our name to the Challenged Athletes foundation HERE!

Happy Running Friends!

Rosalie Smith

Templeton Run Club

PO Box 522

Templeton, Ca. 93465

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