In addition to the sense of perseverance and accomplishment that comes with finishing a 5K, the organizers of the Bacon Chase have added another incentive: bacon. During their two races?the 5K Piggy Pilgrimage, which is a traditional 5K, and the 0.05K Blitz to Bacon, which is a 164-foot sprint?runners can munch on unlimited bacon bits before feasting on unlimited amounts of bacon at the finish line. Runners 21 and older can wash down the savory strips of bacon with a bloody mary, and all runners get a Bacon Chase T-shirt and a signature bacon-scented bib. The festival opens at 8 a.m. and features many bacon-themed activities, plus music.
The festive day serves a greater purpose, too. Attendees will be able to register to become a St. Jude Hero, raise money for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, or both.
The Jetovator is a bike-like device with a seat that allows riders to fly up to 25 feet above the waves. Riders are held aloft by the downward-facing jets of water issuing from their device's base and handle bars. It sounds like a complicated process, but really, newbies typically learn to fully operate the device in under 20 minutes. More experienced riders have been known to perform freestyle tricks such as back flips, barrel rolls, and corkscrews. The learning process is especially user-friendly at Aquaflyboarding USA, where a team of certified Jetovator instructors start each flight with a safety overview. Then, they coach flights in real-time. Aquaflyboarding USA also offers experiences on the Flyboard, a similar device that allows users to be propelled while standing up.
Historically, pumpkin patches only grow gourds and fancy carriages that disappear after one night. But that's not the case at Norris Amusements?the family-run pumpkin patch sprouts magical experiences that last nearly all year. The original San Clemente location opened for the Halloween season in 2001, and it wasn't long before the patch spread its roots to multiple locations and across multiple seasons. Today, Norris Amusements' grounds serve as pumpkin patches in the fall, as Christmas tree farms during the winter, and as inflatable playgrounds during the summer.
All across California, Western Bowling Proprietors Association sends pins scattering at a network of bowling alleys, each with its own personality. In addition to open bowl on automatically scored lanes, many locations host special events that heighten the experience with enhancements such as vibrant lights, lively music, and laser systems that do double duty protecting the alleys' diamond collections. The alleys also house refreshment facilities, pro shops, and diversions that range from arcade games to billiards.
The "pins" and "pockets" in the name Pins N Pockets Entertainment, which is under new ownership and new management, refer to the two main activities at the new game center and event space: bowling and billiards. But there's a third "p" that may matter just as much to some: pizza. The kitchen cooks up delicious oversized pies to keep players fed as they go for their next spare or combo shot.
Golden State Wake's two coaches bring a combined 17 years' experience of teaching the art of aquatic antics on the crisp waters of Southern California. Before strapping a board onto slipstream students, Golden State Wake's instructors will orate on the basic physics of wakes, the history of wakeboarding, and important safety considerations, including why you shouldn't wakeboard with a knife in your mouth. Afterwards, you'll arrive at Lake Elsinore for a ride behind the new MB F21 Tomcat motorboat. Drills will begin at low speeds to develop proper muscle memory, and students' preferences will dictate which tricks to learn.