Run or Dye is making race running a little more colorful, one major city at a time. This 5K is divided up into four separate courses of varying lengths, each designated by a separate color––which also reflects the color of safe, eco-friendly powered dye the participants get splashed with. At the end of the race, they'll cross into the aptly-named Dye Zone—a polychromatic free-for-all, where fluorescent color is thrown freely from all sides, allowing runners to splash their fellow runners or get colorful revenge on their friends, family members, and any cranky art-history teachers that happen to be walking by.
Unlike some races that rank runners by time, Run or Dye only measures success in color and fun. While the safe-to-eat dyes should wash out of clothing, runners are encouraged to wear things they don't mind getting dirty, preferably in white, grey, or another neutral color to allow give the dyes maximum visibility.
Elsie Lodde grew up on a farm surrounded by her own menagerie. She bottle-fed her first homeless kittens and bunnies at a young age and began bringing home and caring for strays in her free time as an adult. She started working for a national rescue group but grew unhappy with the group's restrictions and decided to rescue dogs on her own. Elsie founded Recycled Pets Norcal to give homeless animals a chance they might not otherwise get in shelters. The entire staff consists of volunteers, who foster many animals in their own homes before finding adoptive families for them in Northern California, vowing to follow up with each adoption to ensure the animals don't return to shelters. The organization also spays or neuters homeless animals and assists dogs' adoptive families with training, food, and transportation to veterinary appointments.
Since 1977, Huntington Learning Center has employed a battalion of highly trained tutors to help students triumph over math misgivings and phonics fears. Young scholars ages 5–17 begin their gold-star-seeking journey with an academic evaluation lasting 3.5 to 4 hours to pinpoint their individual needs. After the exam, the center's staff will create a detailed analysis of each student's strengths, personal goals, and spitball-accuracy stats. In one-hour one-on-one sessions, tutors encourage pupils to work at their own pace while focusing on areas in which improvement is needed. Huntington often welcomes parents into its centers of cerebration for complimentary workshops on creating a learning environment free of distractions such as stress and constant gossip about the family dog.
Founded as a 24-hour online farmers' market, FromTheFarm.com sources its produce, meats, cheeses, and other foods from a network of family farms and American agriculturalists to help ensure freshness. Within a few days of purchase, FromTheFarm.com's deliverers can pile customers' doorsteps with packages of traditional cheeses and exotic dairy spreads; baked goods such as breads, pies, and pound cakes; and seasonal fruit and vegetable boxes filled with items such as tropical citrus, pomegranates, legumes, and leafy greens. Staff also deliver prime cuts of meat including beef, duck, ham and hard-to-find specialty foods such as dried fruits, organic honeys, and olive oil milked from free-range olives. FromTheFarm.com protects each order with a quality guarantee.
The private West Pioneer Academy distinguishes itself with a sunny open campus, a thriving agriscience program, foreign-language classes, and inspiring opportunities for the arts. Designed to accommodate learning up to grade eight, the academy offers highly specialized learning environments characterized by small classes, an encouraging staff, and modern mainstays such as tablet computers, online engagement, and a strict, school-wide policy that states that cats cannot haz cheeseburgers.
After spending 10 years as a driving range-only facility, Sunrise Golf Course unveiled its 9-hole course in 1984 and invited players to challenge the par 31 layout. Now nearing its 30th birthday, the course still presents a test for players of all skill levels as they drive their golf balls over rolling hills and try to avoid the creek that intersects the land. Thanks to an abundance of fairway-lining trees, the course also offers plenty of shade, keeping players cool and protecting golf balls from sunburn.