From Our Editors
The American Hot Shots Extreme Run puts the average 5K to shame. Held on a 10,000 acre ranch, the course stretches more than 10 miles, and it challenges racers with 24 obstacles sprinkled across muddy terrain. Luckily, conquering the rope climbs, monkey bars, and other challenges brings ample rewards. Beyond the finish line waits a celebration complete with food vendors, wine, and beer from two of California's best breweries. Live bands also play to set the mood and help drum up support for a good cause. All profits from the event go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Wildland Firefighter Foundation, organizations that benefit the families of firefighters killed or injured while serving.